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  1. Aldo's turns 40Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Block Island Times

    The main thing that can be heard in Steve and Anna Papa's voices when they talk about the business they have built up over the past four decades is genuine pride. Aldo's Restaurant started as a little family pizzeria in 1977, back when Block Island was not nearly as busy as it is now.


  2. Family fun: 5 perfect places for biking with the crewRead the original story

    Tuesday | Watertown Daily Times

    ... in town and catch a free ride via shuttle into the country's first National Park east of the Mississippi. 2. Block Island, R.I. Relish ocean views that rival Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Yet, you'll enjoy the laid-back vibe of this scenic star ...


  3. Luxury: 1919 R.I. estate with beach frontage listed for $12.5 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 |

    ... suite has a sitting room, shiplap walls in the bathroom, and French doors that lead to a balcony with views of Block Island Sound.


  4. What I found searching for glass orbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | The Block Island Times

    "Am I posting clues that are too good?" Eben Horton, the glass artist and inspired creator of the Block Island Glass Float Project, has been making about 550 grapefruit-sized glass orbs and hiding them around the island every year since 2012. When he posted this question on a Facebook page that he created to share tips and clues with supporters of the project, of which I am an enthusiastic one, it induced a conundrum for me.


  5. CRC unveils coastal resources toolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 22 | The Block Island Times

    The URI CRC Team visited the Block Island Maritime Institute on June 30. They are left to right, Tiffany Smythe, Coastal Research Associate, Pam Rubinoff, Coastal Resilience Associate, Kate Butler, Coordinator, Jen McCann, Director of U.S. Coastal Program and Director of Extension for RI Sea Grant, Sue Kennedy, Communications Specialist, Dawn Kotowicz, Coastal Research Associate, Chris Condit, Coastal Research Associate and Cathy Dwyer, Communications Specialist. Photo by Cassius Shuman A new online tool has been launched to inform and educate decision-makers, including local Planning Boards, on how to properly address the effects of sea level rise, extreme weather events and storm surge in the Ocean State.


  6. BI Gardeners Annual MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 22 | The Block Island Times

    The Block Islanders Gardeners annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. at the St Andrew Parish Center. The featured speaker, Ted Ellman, is the author of the recently published "Wildflowers of New England."


  7. Proposed wind farm runs into opposition in Ocean City, CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 21 | The Baltimore Sun

    The five turbines of the Block Island, R.I., wind farm turn generate approximately 16 megawatts of electricity. Ocean City officials are resisting a plan to build a wind farm off Maryland's coast - among the first of its kind in the nation - and they are taking their fight to Congress.


  8. New summer brew: BlockstarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | The Block Island Times

    ... this past spring, and now the brew is flowing through taps all over the state, including nine restaurants on Block Island. Staschke said he went to school in Boston and has a background in Mechanical Engineering, but "started brewing with some ...


  9. Benjamin Riggs Laurence Ehrhardt Rhode Island Manufacturers...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | FindLaw

    BENJAMIN RIGGS; LAURENCE EHRHARDT; and RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiffs, Appellants, v. MARGARET CURRAN, PAUL ROBERTI, and HERBERT DESIMONE, JR., in their official capacity as members of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission; NARRAGANSETT ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., d/b/a NATIONAL GRID; and DEEPWATER WIND BLOCK ISLAND, LLC, Defendants, Appellees.


  10. Federal approval for Bay State Wind seen as 'huge step'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 |

    ... Assessment Plan, to place the monitoring devices at sea. The first U.S. offshore wind project, the five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm, did not need the same approval because it is not in federal waters. Bay State Wind, one of three companies ...


  11. Breakfast: More than a start to the dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 |

    ... restaurant on the Vineyard, which is a good hour's flight, or taken a shorter hop to put in an order at the Block Island airport eatery. Claude has access to a single-engine airplane that's kept at North Central Airport. It's a 4-seater and must ...


  12. Offshore Wind Development Potentially Finds Smoother Sailing in Deeper WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | JD Supra

    In a breakthrough for offshore wind energy in the United States, construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first U.S. offshore wind farm, was completed in August 2016 about 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The project began delivering power to the New England grid on May 5 of this year.


  13. Virginia utility agrees to install two offshore wind turbines for studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | Ars Technica

    This week, Virginia utility Dominion announced that it would partner with Danish firm Dong Energy to build two offshore wind turbines as test cases for a commercial-sized installation. Currently, the US only has one 30MW commercial offshore wind farm off Block Island in Rhode Island.


  14. City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 7 | Revere Journal

    Robert Haas Jr. shown as the new president of the Council in January surrounded by his wife Juanita, children and grandchildren. City council president and former four-term Mayor Robert Haas Jr. passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 2 at a Block Island, Rhode Island vacation spot.


  15. Revere 'lost a champion and a friend'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 2 | Boston Herald

    ... seat he'd held more than 13 years. He is believed to have suffered a massive heart attack while vacationing on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island, according to fellow Councilor John F. Powers, who worked in Haas' administration in the 1990s ...


  16. Edward Malcolm ConleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 2 | Gloversville Leader-Herald

    Edward Malcolm Conley of Johnstown, N.Y., died peacefully on June 26, 2017, in the comfort of the presence of his grandson, Matthew. Born on March 30, 1930, on Block Island, Rhode Island, one of 13 children to William and Hilda Conley, he enjoyed many wonderful childhood years there with his family.


  17. Advice for keeping your seaside abode shipshapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 1 | The Daily Republic

    ... or as a pillow) as accent pieces to complement a room. If you look at my new book, you will see a home on Block Island with this application. A: There were six of us recently on a trip to Shelter Island, New York, and it all went well. I love it ...


  18. Offshore wind energy is wrong for MarylandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 30 | The Washington Post

    The five turbines of the Block Island, R.I., Wind Farm in June. In May, the Maryland Public Service Commission approved electricity-rate increases to fund two wind projects off the Ocean City shoreline .


  19. Mohegan Bluff "Cottage" available July July 23 - July 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | The Block Island Times

    Spacious traditional Block Island cottage-style home offers breathtaking views from the property set back from Mohegan Bluff. Four bedrooms and 2.5 baths.


  20. Was America's First Offshore Wind Farm Unfairly Blamed For A Whale's Death?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | Switched

    ... up its claim, the story cited nearly a year ago on the quintet of giant pinwheels five miles off the coast of Block Island. The operation started generating electricity last November, and the island's diesel-fired power plant in May. The Block ...


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