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McCombe: Block Island won’t screen visitors

NEW SHOREHAM – There will be “no physical screening process” for visitors to Block Island at the Old Harbor dock, state airport in Westerly...
WELCOME WAGON: A New Shoreham police vehicle awaits the Block Island Ferry’s arrival on April 20. Officers have been stationed at the ferry landing to greet visitors and warn them they must quarantine for 14 days. / PBN PHOTO/KARI CURTIS

Isle of anxiety: Can Block Island salvage its tourism season?

It’s not business as usual on Block Island these days. The coronavirus has come ashore, creating a heightened sense of worry not only about public...
AN OVERNIGHT STORM and continuing winds have caused power outages across the state. Above, a map of continuing wind warnings in the region. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Power remains out for many Thursday afternoon following storm

PROVIDENCE – Following an overnight storm that knocked out power Wednesday evening, more than 35,000 customers in Rhode Island remained without power as of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Public Utilities and Carriers has opened an investigative docket into Interstate Navigation's plans to build a 500-passenger high-speed ferry. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL

DPUC to investigate Interstate Navigation’s new ferry plans

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Friday opened an investigative docket to look into the “needs and appropriateness” of...
INTERSTATE NAVIGATION is seeking approval from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to borrow $8.5 million from The Washington Trust Co. to finance the construction of a new fast ferry. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Interstate Navigation seeks approval to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers will hold a public hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. at its office, 89 Jefferson...
THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect human health and the environment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces clean diesel award for R.I., Block Island Ferry

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s awarded Rhode Island $224,837 to reduce diesel emissions through the annual Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding, the EPA...

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