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Looking ahead down the Neck

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 13 hours ago
There are no easy solutions, and there is no one solution to dealing with the impacts of a rising sea, and more and more intense storms that could wreak havoc on the island's infrastructure, Block Island residents realized at a recent workshop...

An inspiring trip

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 12 hours ago
On March 27, 2017, students from Block Island went on a tour of Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. Six English as a Second Language students participated in this trip: two sophomores, two juniors, two seniors. When we arrived at the...

Old Harbor stairs open

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 11 hours ago
“I'm totally thrilled,” said Margie Comings, Chair of the OHTG, to The Block Island Times. “We've devoted the last three to four years selling bricks and holding fundraising events to do this. The Old Harbor Task Group has worked very...

The Block Island Wind Farm. Photo by K. Curtis

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
When the blades of one of the Block Island Wind Farm's turbines spin sometime a little before 6 a.m. on Monday, May 1, Block Island will become the first community in the U.S. powered by an offshore wind farm. Eleven years ago that may have...

Broadband initiative survey comments

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
The need for high speed internet on Block Island has been at the center of much debate over the years. The Town of New Shoreham has eight strands of fiber optic cable within National Grid's sea2shore submarine cable that can be used to build a...

Two green buoys damaged by gunfire

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that two navigational buoys located off the coast of Block Island have been found damaged by bullet holes within the past week. The Clay Head buoy, No. 7, was found sunk with more than 20 bullet holes in it when...

Whats Going On? 2017

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 2 days ago
Block Island Earth Day. April 22: Noon. Block Island March for Science. Meet at Nicholas Ball Park adjacent to Rebecca. Block Island Earth Day. April 22: 5:000. Pot Luck for Science. Island Free Library. Block Island Earth Day. April 22: 6:00 p.m...

Navigational buoys shot up, sunk near Block Island

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - 3 days ago
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WPRI) — Someone is using navigational buoys near Block Island for target practice. The Coast Guard said Wednesday that it found two buoys near the island riddled with bullets within the last week. On Monday, the crew of a...

Town to vote on $14M budget

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
On Monday at 7 p.m., registered Town of New Shoreham voters will assemble in the Block Island School's cafeteria to cast their votes as part of the annual Financial Town Meeting. The island's voters will be deciding on a number of items...

No planes (this morning)

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 2 days ago
New England Airlines told The Block Island Times that there are no planes flying this morning, but they hope to be flying by early afternoon. For more information, including the upcoming flight schedule, contact the airline at: 401-466-5881. The...

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