Whitehouse to speak at CGSP annual meeting

Whitehouse to speak at CGSP annual meeting

This year the Committee for the Great Salt Pond will be holding its annual meeting 2020 style: on the internet. The meeting will take place on Sept. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. The business meeting will be followed by a brief summation of our initiatives this year and continues with the CGSP program: ”A Ques

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School to open in phases

School to open in phases

With a backdrop of what Gov. Gina Raimondo called a “primarily good news” environment in Rhode Island in terms of coronavirus cases, the governor said all school districts in the state, except two, should be able to go back to full in-person learning by Sept. 14 “and that is what we expect you will

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Zoning Board considers new addition

Zoning Board considers new addition

During a lengthy discussion at the Zoning Board’s recent meeting, witnesses testified before the board at a public hearing on an application submitted by BI Harborview Partners II, LLC to put an addition onto an existing building on Corn Neck Road that will require relief from the town’s setback zon

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Journeys Ahead

Journeys Ahead

Ed. note: The Block Island Yacht Club created the Short Story Contest several years ago as an opportunity for seniors and juniors attending the Block Island School to write creatively about the island. The format is that the opening paragraph, created by the BIYC, must be used for all entries, but t

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Interviews with State Senate candidates Sosnowski and Kain

Interviews with State Senate candidates Sosnowski and Kain

The Block Island Times interviewed the two Democratic candidates running in the primary for the District 37 Senate seat, which represents Block Island and South Kingstown. The primary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with voting at the Block Island School between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Interviews conduc

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Keith Lang’s Block Island: Then and Now

Keith Lang’s Block Island: Then and Now

Dunn Town, 1970 Amidst the sultry damp of late summer, there always seems to come a day when the wind switches and blows hard, the air is clear and cool and all of a sudden fall seems not far distant. The same bracing breeze that would be dispiriting in spring is now welcome and shakes us from our t

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The Rhode Island Primary: Here’s what you need to know

The Rhode Island Primary: Here’s what you need to know

The Rhode Island Democrat and Republican Party Primary will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Block Island School gymnasium between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. New Shoreham registered voters need to know a few things, said Deputy Town Clerk Millie McGinnes. Just as it was done during the Financial Town Me

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New Town Manager settles in

New Town Manager settles in

Town Manager Maryanne Crawford started work on Monday, Aug. 24. The Block Island Times caught up with her briefly about a week later. Interview conducted and edited by Lars Trodson. Q: Well, you’ve jumped right in with a lot of things going on, but first, what are your first impressions? A: Through

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New Shoreham Democrats endorse Langevin and Sosnowski

New Shoreham Democrats endorse Langevin and Sosnowski

The New Shoreham Democratic Party announced today that it has officially endorsed incumbents U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin and state Sen. Sue Sosnowski for re-election in the upcoming state primary on Sept. 8. “Everyone was under agreement that both of them are doing an outstanding job,” said Party Chair S

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Kayakers paddle to Block Island to raise money for a good cause

Kayakers paddle to Block Island to raise money for a good cause

The following story was published in The Jamestown Press on Thursday, Sept. 3 by reporter Ryan Gibbs: For nearly three decades, a jingle on local radio has implored South County visitors to “sail away on the Block Island Ferry, take a trip back to carefree times.” Grinnell Street’s Shahin Barzin, ho

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Walk to Dorry’s Cove

Walk to Dorry’s Cove

(360 VIDEO) Walk along the beach at Dorry’s Cove, courtesy of The Block Island Times. The cove is located on the west side of the island, and during today’s rainy walk, cormorants and various gulls were found resting along the shoreline. The video was taken on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a rainy and cl

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Block Island Film Festival goes virtual

Block Island Film Festival goes virtual

The second annual Block Island Film Festival will be kicking off this week on a virtual platform due to the pandemic. The festival will commence Tuesday, Sept. 1 and will run until Saturday, Sept. 5. Block Island Times reporter Rosemary Connelli spoke with Cassius Shuman, who is the executive direct

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Raimondo declares schools are ready to open on Sept. 14

Raimondo declares schools are ready to open on Sept. 14

This is a developing story.With a backdrop of what Gov. Gina Raimondo called a “primarily good news” environment in Rhode Island in terms of coronavirus cases, the governor said all school districts in the state, except two, are able to go back to full in-person learning by Sept. 14 “and that is wha

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Great Salt Pond recognized as an ‘oasis’ for ongoing studies

Great Salt Pond recognized as an ‘oasis’ for ongoing studies

The following story was shared from Rhode Island resident and author Todd McLeish of ecoRI News. The story was originally published on Thursday, Aug. 27: While the coastal ponds in Rhode Island’s Washington County — Winnipaug, Quonochontaug, Ninigret, and Green Hill — have received a great deal of r

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Kids On Books

Kids On Books

Ed. note: Every summer, the folks at Island Bound Bookstore ask their younger customers to review their favorite books. Here’s the summer 2020 installment. Over the summer I read “The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang. I recommend this book to anyone who likes dramas and anyone who has read “St

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Stewardship of the land a shared responsibility

Stewardship of the land a shared responsibility

Block Island Land Trust meetings are often a sharing of experiences and matters that concern all of the conservancy organizations on Block Island. As Scott Comings of The Nature Conservancy said at the Land Trust’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13: “We’re all in this together.” “We need to find the perf

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1971 graduate of the Block Island School seeks reunion

1971 graduate of the Block Island School seeks reunion

Tony Shatsky, a graduate of the Block Island School in the 1971 class, reached out to The Block Island Times after reading about the Class of 2020 graduation in June. The Block Island Times interviewed Shatsky on his own experience at the school in 1971. Q: Can you tell me a little about yourself du

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The story behind the home

The story behind the home

Those Roman-like ruins that are receding into the earth at the Mansion Beach, silent since the old building burned down in the early 1960s, has a new plaque nearby that tells of its brief life as the grandest house on Block Island at the time. Created by the group Scenic Block Island, which posed a

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Spring Street Gallery fundraiser

Spring Street Gallery fundraiser

The Spring Street Gallery is gearing up and getting excited for its very first fundraiser — after almost 40 years of its existence as the island’s original art co-op. The exhibition entitled “Small Art, Big Heart” will be up onenight only, Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show comprises approx

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ may be the Empire’s last flick

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ may be the Empire’s last flick

Gary Pollard’s Empire Theatre is like the movie industry itself. Every once in a while, someone will bemoan the death of the movies, saying people have moved on to livestreaming or video games. But then a blockbuster comes along, and the obituaries are delayed. Pollard had thought, earlier in the su

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Island-wide broadband project: On time and on budget

Island-wide broadband project: On time and on budget

The Broadband Committee will be providing regular updates on the progress of the island-wide broadband deployment. Subscription sign up and other stages requiring customer action will be announced via the Block Island Bulletin Board, Block Island Times and other media outlets. • Draft, review, and e

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BIPCo numbers come in strong

BIPCo numbers come in strong

The Block Island Utility District held its second annual meeting on Saturday, August 22 via Zoom. Despite being held late in the afternoon of what was a beautiful Saturday, the Board of Commissioners and Block Island Power Company President Jeffery Wright were joined by about a dozen curious ratepay

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Gelsomini’s “Block Island Wanderings” at Spring Street Gallery

Gelsomini’s “Block Island Wanderings” at Spring Street Gallery

Pam (Anderson) Gelsomini’s new show of paintings, “Block Island Wanderings” will open at the Spring Street Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will celebrate Block Island summer scenes and landscapes via acrylic paintings on paper. Anderson is an entrepreneur, artist, avid cook an

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Sewer Supt.: Wastewater testing can prevent outbreaks of Covid-19

Sewer Supt.: Wastewater testing can prevent outbreaks of Covid-19

As continued testing of raw influent at the Block Island Wastewater Treatment Plant shows a pattern of fewer and fewer possible cases of Covid-19 on the island, Supt. Dylan Chase also believes that testing can be used as a predictor to prevent possible outbreaks, particularly at schools. The latest

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