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THE HARBORSIDE INN on Block Island, pictured in 2015, will be torn down after fire severely damaged the building on Saturday morning, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Block Island inn will be demolished after weekend fire

PROVIDENCE – The remnants of the building that housed the historic Harborside Inn on Block Island will be torn down after it was ravaged by...

Block Island officials dismissive of URI study on low water supply

NEW SHOREHAM – A University of Rhode Island study citing a lack of freshwater on Block Island that could impact the tourism season has...

Block Island passes resolution calling for indoor mask wearing

NEW SHOREHAM – Block Island officials have opted for instituting a resolution calling for the voluntary wearing of masks in indoor public places on...

Block Island to encourage indoor mask wearing in lieu of mandate

NEW SHOREHAM – Block Island's business community played a pivotal role in leading the New Shoreham Town Council to rethink potential enactment of an...

Block Island officials drafting emergency ordinance for indoor mask mandate

NEW SHOREHAM - Block Island officials are considering an indoor mask mandate to address a notable uptick in COVID-19 cases on the island. The New...
AT THEIR POST: John and Sarah Cullen behind the counter of their gift shop Solstice on Water Street on Block Island. They’re hoping for a very busy summer. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

BRACING FOR THE WAVE: Tourism industry ready for big rebound, but...

A year ago, John and Sarah Cullen were fearing for the future of their Block Island gift shop. With supply chains choked by the COVID-19...
BLOCK ISLAND was one of the top 50 most expensive zip codes in New England in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Visa delays jeopardizing seasonal workforce

PROVIDENCE – There could be a shortage of foreign workers in Rhode Island this summer if the U.S. State Department does not expedite the...

Block Island to host Fourth of July festivities amid increased vacation...

NEW SHOREHAM – For the past month, the phones at The Block Island Chamber of Commerce have been ringing consistently with people calling for...

Virtual sales lure visitors

Lars Trodson | Block Island Chamber of Commerce executive director The most significant change in business this past year has been the exponential growth in...
LARS TRODSON has been named executive director of the Block Island Chamber of Commerce. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Trodson named ED of Block Island Chamber

NEW SHOREHAM – Lars Trodson has been named executive director of the Block Island Chamber of Commerce, the organization announced on Monday. Trodson is the...
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