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PATRONS GATHER at Mohogany Shoals on Payne's Dock in New Harbor in July. / COURTESY HENRY DUPONT

Block Island limits moped rentals; reinstates outdoor entertainment

NEW SHOREHAM – The Town Council Wednesday night approved an ordinance limiting moped rentals on Block Island for the remainder of the year after...

Block Island’s Old Post Office Bagel Shop reopens following negative COVID-19...

NEW SHOREHAM – After closing for testing amid a scare that one of its employees was showing symptoms of COVID-19 the Old Post Office...
HOME FOCUS: Ella Gonzalez, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina director of sales and marketing, stands on a pier where the hotel is hosting a fitness studio’s cycling classes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. attractions, residents relying on each other this summer

“It’s not about making money this year, it’s about surviving,” said Atlantic Inn owner Brad Marthens. He was talking about his delayed reopening this...

Block Island businesses enduring foreign worker shortage

NEW SHOREHAM – They come from all over the globe, descending on Block Island where they work in restaurants, bars, and retail operations, while...

Masks now required in public on Block Island

NEW SHOREHAM – The wearing of face masks is now required on Block Island. After an hour-and-a-half of deliberations, the New Shoreham Town Council voted...
OFFICIALS ON BLOCK ISLAND are considering a mask mandate for visitors to the island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Block Island considering mask ordinance

NEW SHOREHAM – Visitors to Block Island may be required to wear a face mask in public. Block Island officials have been spurred into action...

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...

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