ConserFest to hold virtual event on Aug. 2

ConserFest is moving ahead this year with a virtual event on Sunday, Aug. 2. Even though our schedule has been changed up a bit, the current situation has not lessened our commitment to the projects and organizations we support, including the Amos House, Helping Hands Food Pantry, and The Mary D. Fu

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Eating Asian at TigerFish

We’ve all had it happen. Suddenly and without warning, you find yourself craving an extremely specific food. Maybe it’s pizza. Maybe it’s sushi. Maybe it’s a lot of things, but it’s probably Chinese food. You can satisfy that craving at TigerFish, open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. The menu tak

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4th QUARTER HONOR ROLL – 2019-2020

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Big, beautiful butterfly lands on Block Island

When my dear friend Nina Stack told me that she wanted me to meet her Center Road neighbor, I had no idea that the introduction would lead to such an amazing community project. Nina’s neighbor Naomi Lawrence is an artist who creates gorgeous fiber art for the street. She and her husband Chris came t

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Water and Sewer budgets approved

In a meeting that was both quiet and quick, the fiscal year 2021 budgets for the Water Company and Wastewater Treatment Facility were approved at their annual Financial Town Meetings on Monday, July 6. The meeting took place at the Block Island School gymnasium, with the minimum number of required r

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Walk-a-thon raises $3,000 against racial injustices

Some residents of Block Island are continuing their commitment to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement through walks and protests. The local and global movement was created in the aftermath of the deaths, most recently, of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black individuals

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Finn’s praised for rapid, transparent response

The news that no one wanted to hear but was expected anyway came from the Medical Center on Monday, July 6, when it was announced a worker had tested positive for COVID-19. While the Medical Center could not identify the establishment where the worker was employed, word started to spread, and people

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TURNING 50: The 1661 Inn

There are several Block Island businesses celebrating their 50th year in 2020. This is the second article in the series. Rita Draper, who operates The 1661 Inn and Farm and Garden with her family, reflected on how her family’s venture in the hospitality service came to be. “Our foray into business

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The Indigo bunting

At the Block Island School, we are following the tradition started by Elizabeth Dickens, who began the bird program at the School in the early 1900s. We are grateful to Kim Gaffett for continuing it. Each year, Mrs. Szabo includes a bird unit in her fourth grade class, and asks her students to choos

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Lark Hotel accessory housing plan approved

After many months of testimony and revised plans, the Town Council approved a proposal by Lark Hotels that would allow for accessory hotel rooms under a special use permit in the Old Harbor Commercial District. The amendment was approved by 3-2 vote at the Town Council’s meeting on Monday, July 6. C

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New oils by Whitney Knapp Bowditch

In “Islandscapes,” an exhibit of 29 new oils on paper and on wood panels, Whitney Knapp Bowditch continues experimenting with contrast in color, texture, and tone. Painted within the last eight weeks, the oils will be on exhibit at the Jessie Edwards Gallery on the second floor of the Post Office bu

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Town Council announces choice for Town Manager

The Town Council will offer the fulltime town manager position to Maryanne Crawford of Jamestown, R.I., it was announced today, Wednesday, July 8. Crawford is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the South Kingstown School system. The Council has instructed the town to enter into contract negoti

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Four great white sharks detected off Block Island

The following press release was submitted to The Block Island Times from the Atlantic Shark Institute on Wednesday, July 8: Today, the Atlantic Shark Institute (A.S.I.), announced that their acoustic Shark Array detected four different great white sharks in the waters surrounding Block Island, RI. T

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COVID-19 testing protocol update

The following update was provided by the Block Island Medical Center this afternoon, July 7: The RI DOH has dispatched the Disaster Medical Assistance Team to Block Island to test asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19.The team will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays administering tests at the Block I

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Actualizacion de Pruebas

La siguiente actualización fue proporcionada por Block Island Medical Center esta tarde, 7 de julio:El DOH de RI ha enviado el Equipo de Asistencia Médica por Desastres a Block Island para probar a individuos asintomáticos para COVID-19. El equipo estará aquí los martes y jueves administrando prueba

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Statement from Finn’s regarding COVID positive worker

A statement from Finn’s Block Island dated July 7, 2020 to The Block Island Times: On Sunday, July 5, after a busy holiday weekend, we were informed at approximately 8:45 p.m. by the Block Island Medical Center that one of our returning employees had tested positive — after first testing negative on

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COVID-19 positive worker is isolated, testing of co-workers taking place

Block Island Medical Director Dr. Tom Warcup provided a detailed update on the recent Covid-positive case of an island worker, and the testing protocol on the island. “About 9 p.m. [Sunday, July 5] at the Medical Center, we happened to check our East Side Clinical Laboratory portal, which does our

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Update from Medical Center about COVID testing

The following update was provided by the Block Island Medical Center this morning, July 7: If you have an appointment to be tested by the Department of Health this week, please note that the testing site will be at the Block Island Fire and Rescue Building, not at the school as listed online. If you

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Car fire at Sandy Point

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Worker tests positive for COVID-19

UPDATE 7/06/2020: The Medical Center was asked by the Block Island Times if it was able to name the establishment, and we received the following statement: “Unfortunately, knowing that you were exposed in one establishment does not eliminate the possibility of having been exposed somewhere else just

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Update from Medical Center

The Block Island Medical Center shared the following update on Friday, July 3: Many of you have expressed concern that there was no public notice from the Medical Center regarding 2 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and had connections to the Island. Both of the individuals were tested on

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Press release from the New Shoreham Police Department

The New Shoreham Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 et seq, also known as the Sex Offender and Community Notification Act. This individual is subject to community notification of his sex offender status pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1

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The osprey

Block Island has always been a wonderful spot to go birding, not only because the island is an important stopover during migration, but due to the many species that live here. At the Block Island School, we are following the tradition started by Elizabeth Dickens, who began the bird program at the S

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Food truck to add flavor to 1661 Farm

Island resident and musician Kelly Walsh’s ambition of operating a food truck is coming to life. “We spent the last six months working to bring our food business idea to one of the island’s main visitors attractions, the 1661 Farm and Garden,” said Walsh in a post on her Farmstead Refreshments blog

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