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$12M awarded for municipal resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – Twenty communities across the state that participated in the Municipal Resilience Program were awarded a total of $12 million in grants, Gov....

License revoked for inspector who OK’d Harborside Inn’s fire suppression system

NEW SHOREHAM – The inspector who signed off on Harborside Inn’s fire suppression system has had his license revoked by the state, WPRI-TV CBS...

Block Island police chief resigns

NEW SHOREHAM – Chief of Police John Lynch will be stepping down from the department after less than a year on the job. Town Manger...
THE R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES Management Council has fined Ballard’s Beach Resort a total of $50,000 for what the panel says are unauthorized tiki bars, fences, and other amenities on the beach outside the bar. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Ballard’s Beach Resort fined $50,000 for illegal beach structures

PROVIDENCE – A notorious beach bar on Block Island finds itself in hot water once again.  The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has fined Ballard’s...

BroadbandBI officially launches on Block Island

PROVIDENCE – State and congressional leaders on Monday celebrated the official launch of BroadbandBl, Rhode Island’s first 100% publicly owned, taxpayer-financed broadband network that...

RIPTA receives $5M in federal Safe Streets funding

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5 million to develop a Safe Streets action plan covering 29 communities across the state,...

6 R.I. communities reject cannabis sales; combined $1.4B in local school...

PROVIDENCE – Voters in 25 Rhode Island communities Tuesday approved recreational cannabis sales, while another six rejected allowing pot businesses to set up in...

Ballard’s Beach bar ordered to remove ‘unauthorized’ structures

NEW SHOREHAM – The problems continue for Ballard’s Beach Resort on Block Island.  This time the ire comes from the Coastal Resources Management Council. That...
SUMMER DRAWS: Ballard’s hotel and beach club in Old Town is one of Block Island’s oldest and most popular businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/K. Curtis

Decision pending after emergency DBR hearing on Ballard’s appeal

NEW SHOREHAM – Ballard's Beach Resort has appealed the decision by the New Shoreham Board of License Commissioners to suspend the liquor and entertainment...

Newport seeking regulation of rental transportation due to public safety concerns

NEWPORT - Due to safety and congestion concerns, the Newport city council is seeking to regulate the amount of motorized rental vehicles on its...
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