Block Island

Coast Guard Responds to Disabled Tug East of Block Island, RI Coast Guard Responds to Disabled Tug East of Block Island, RI

The Coast Guard responded to reports of a disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, MA, were notified at approximately 3:30 p.m., Sunday, of...

» June 9th, 2014
Fall River to Block Island Ferry to Start June 21 Fall River to Block Island Ferry to Start June 21

Block Island Times: Interstate Navigation Co. is heading into the busy summer season, with plans for a new ferry run from Fall River, Massachusetts, to Block Island and a new corporate headquarters. On June 21 [2014, Interstate’s high-speed Islander...

» May 14th, 2014
Focus on: New London, Connecticut Focus on: New London, Connecticut

New London is nothing if not resilient. For 3 centuries, this city on the lower Thames River has endured, rebuilt and reinvented itself, starting with its Phoenix-like rise from the ashes of Benedict Arnold’s 1781 sacking of the town....

» March 13th, 2014
Block Island Divided Over Deepwater Project Block Island Divided Over Deepwater Project

A recent meeting about the proposed Deepwater Wind project on Block Island shows island residents are deeply divided on the project, according to an article in the Block Island Times. At a meeting held by members of the Ocean...

» February 28th, 2014
RI Council Gives Go-Ahead to Block Island Wind Farm RI Council Gives Go-Ahead to Block Island Wind Farm

Block Island Times: In a 53-page report, 4 staff members of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have stated their position regarding the Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm. According to the CRMC Staff Report, dated January...

» February 4th, 2014
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