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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...

A summer to remember or forget on Block Island?

Empty streets and boarded up businesses are common sights on Block Island during the cold winter months. That’s when the 1,000 year-round residents have...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2020

1. R.I. executive of Panera Bread franchisee laid off as coronavirus measures take toll on restaurants POSTED ONLINE: MARCH 18. Bahjat Shariff, operating partner...

Block Island residents face stay-at-home order

NEW SHOREHAM – People living on Block Island would be ordered to stay at home for 14 days to help limit the spread of...

‘One of the safest places,’ B.I. tries to keep coronavirus out

NEW SHOREHAM – Now largely confined to their homes despite no positive COVID-19 cases reported on Block Island, residents are concerned about both the...
THE NEW SHOREHAM Town Council has enacted a 14-day quarantine for all visitors to the island, imposed a shelter-in-place order for all residents and has limited local commerce and travel in an effort to stave off the COVID-19 threat. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Block Island enacts shelter in place, quarantines and limits local commerce...

NEW SHOREHAM – Block Island is limiting local commerce and travel, while calling for everyone on the island to shelter in place, as a...
BLOCK ISLAND was one of the top 50 most expensive zip codes in New England in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Report: Block Island among 50 most expensive zip codes in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – New Shoreham had the highest median sale price of any zip code in the state in 2019, ranking No. 42 in New...

R.I. Fast Ferry to introduce new Block Island fast ferry at...

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Sailing on a fast ferry from Quonset Point to Block Island is slowly becoming a reality and attendees will have the...
THE PROPERTY AT 1538 Center Road in New Shoreham sold for $3.5 million. / COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE

Block Island home sells for $3.5M

NEW SHOREHAM – The property at 1538 Center Road on Block Island has sold for $3.5 million, Lila Delman Real Estate announced Friday. The 4,159-square-foot...
THURSDAY, at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other business community leaders announced WindWinRI. A $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant, the program is designed to build a workforce pipeline for the wind energy industry among today's high schoolers. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Governor, Real Jobs RI promote R.I. as home to next-gen wind...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As offshore wind farms begin to pop up along the Eastern Seaboard, Rhode Island – home to the first such alternative...

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