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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...

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...

Senate delays CRMC board confirmations amid Block Island marina controversy

Providence – Due to controversy surrounding the approval of a Block Island marina expansion, the R.I. Senate is placing a hold on confirmation votes...

Legal battle over Block Island marina expansion takes turn

NEW SHOREHAM – A longstanding legal battle on Block Island concerning the Great Salt Pond has taken an unexpected turn, drawing the ire of...
BLOCK ISLAND BUSINESSES had feared tourism would be decimated when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last spring, but it turns out the 2020 season wasn’t as dreadful as officials thought it might be. PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Down year is OK for Block Island

Block Island’s tourism-dependent business owners entered the summer fearful of the damage the COVID-19 pandemic would do to their livelihoods, but most report that...
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...

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