Block Island

New England Beaches Make Top 21 List New England Beaches Make Top 21 List

Three New England beaches made the list of Coastal Living Magazine’s Best U.S. Beaches. The beaches were: Sand Beach, Mt. Desert Island, Maine (No. 9) Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro, MA (No. 11) Fred Benson Town Beach, Block...

» January 21st, 2014
Man Seeks to Protect Block Island Waterfall Man Seeks to Protect Block Island Waterfall

Block Island Times: There’s a little piece of hidden Block Island history that John Willis would like to preserve. It’s a domed brick culvert, perhaps more than 100 years old, built underneath Old Town Road. Last summer Willis jumped...

» January 15th, 2014
Ghost Ship Tale Haunts Block Island Ghost Ship Tale Haunts Block Island

Boston.com: Rhode Island legend tells of a spectral ship that haunts the waters off Block Island, bursting into flame and sinking into the ocean. Depending on the version of the story, the ship augurs bad weather, and may also...

» December 31st, 2013
Blocks Island Harbormaster Seeks New Building Blocks Island Harbormaster Seeks New Building

Block Island Times: The Block Island Land Trust’s meeting on Monday, December 9, was Harbormaster Steve Land’s first foray into presenting his proposal for a new facility to replace the existing Harbormaster’s “shack” near the Boat Basin. The current...

» December 24th, 2013
Block Island Lobster Pot Christmas Tree Returns Block Island Lobster Pot Christmas Tree Returns

Block Island Times: Last year I was kept busy answering the question, “Are you going to have the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree again this year?” This year the question was, “When are Turtle Hatfield and his friends putting up...

» December 6th, 2013
Wave Energy Technology Proposed for Block Island Wave Energy Technology Proposed for Block Island

Block Island Times: A new technology designed to harness energy produced by the ocean’s waves might come to Block Island. A New England-based organization has proposed installing a temporary demonstration project off the island’s coast. The idea was presented...

» December 5th, 2013
Article Explores WWII German Sub off Block Island Article Explores WWII German Sub off Block Island

TheDay.com: There’s a German U-boat about 7 miles off Rhode Island’s Block Island, in about 130’ of water. Bill Palmer, chomping on an unlit cigar, will tell you it’s a time machine. Palmer, a former Army paratrooper and retired...

» November 7th, 2013
Block Island Quahog Estimates Released Block Island Quahog Estimates Released

Block Island Times: The Great Salt Pond currently holds 263,046 quahogs, according to a report from Ryan Rezendes, an intern for the Shellfish Commission this past summer. His conclusions were delivered at the commission’s meeting on...

» October 28th, 2013
Block Island Native Tackles Antique Boat Restoration Block Island Native Tackles Antique Boat Restoration

Block Island Times: When asked how he came to his current project — the restoration of a Block Island Double Ender replica, the Unity — John Puckett gives a slight shrug of the shoulders and provides a very simple...

» October 24th, 2013
More Natural Buffers Sought for Great Salt Pond More Natural Buffers Sought for Great Salt Pond

Block Island Times: Committee for the Great Salt Pond (CGSP) President Sven Risom announced a new initiative, The Watershed Protection Program, at the organization’s annual meeting on Sunday, September 15. The goal of the Watershed Protection Program is to...

» October 9th, 2013