Block Island Fast Ferry Dock Disputed



Block Island Times: The Town of New Shoreham is refuting the idea that Bluewater LLC has a “realistic expectation” of developing a docking facility for Rhode Island Fast Ferry in [Block Island’s] Old Harbor.

In a filing submitted to the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Thursday, Nov. 5, the town, through its attorney Kathy Merolla, rebutted an Oct. 9 conclusion issued by the Division that Bluewater LLC, did in fact have a realistic expectation of developing docking space for a new fast ferry route from Quonset to Block Island. Bluewater LLC is owned by Paul Filippi and Rhode Island Fast Ferry (RIFF) is owned by Charles Donadio.

Read more about the dispute over Bluewater LLC dockage facility proposal.