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BLOCK ISLAND'S TOP TOURISM official says the summer destination had a great high season in 2021, and the good times are continuing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

‘High-spending’ visitors give Block Island a big lift

Block Island’s business owners are in a celebratory mood after a summer tourism season that saw visitors eager to open their wallets and spend,...

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...
HERE THEY COME: Block Island is expecting a strong summer tourism season, based on the boatloads of tourists already flocking there from the mainland. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Strong summer tourism first step in industry’s recovery

All signs point to what could be a banner summer for tourism in the Ocean State, at least in coastal communities that cater to...

National Grid cable reburial on Block Island paused until fall

NEW SHOREHAM – Reburial of National Grid Rhode Island’s exposed 34,500-volt subsea cable at Block Island’s Town Beach has been paused due to unexpected...

Block Island aims to protect shoreline property from development

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council and conservancy groups are seeking to purchase about four acres of property near the Great Salt...

R.I. an offshore wind follower

Offshore wind supporters were heartened by the Biden administration’s March 29 commitment to the industry, including the environmental review of at least three Atlantic...

Despite ruling, Block Island group still concerned about CRMC marina approval

NEW SHOREHAM – Despite a state Supreme Court ruling, the Committee for the Great Salt Pond is still concerned that the assent granted by...

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