Block Island Newswire (Page 7)

Block Island Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Offshore Wind Turbine May Have Killed Young WhaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | The Daily Caller

    The carcass of a young humpback whale washed ashore Friday morning in Rhode Island, causing experts to think that a nearby offshore wind turbine may be to blame. Rescue workers and two veterinarians from a nearby aquarium collected samples from the dead whale, and suspect that the nearby Block Island offshore wind farm could be responsible for the whale's death.

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  2. Affordable Bungalow-Payne RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | The Block Island Times

    Wonderful opportunity for a buyer with imagination and carpentry skills to own a piece of Block Island. Nicely located near the Town School and Medical Center.

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  3. Visitors take in the Spring Paint-Out show at the Arnould Gallery in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | News Times

    ... July ... more It was as a sailor and an artist that Brechin "Brec" Morgan set out nearly 20 years ago from Block Island, R.I., at the age of 51 to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly in his 27-foot Pacific Seacraft Orion sailboat he calls the ...

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  4. 5 unique Connecticut festivals taking place this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Newsday

    ... by visitors. You can take a cruise on the Onrust, a replica of the vessel Dutch captain Adriaen Block (think Block Island) used to chart the Connecticut River. Last year's 25th anniversary festival brought more than 70,000 jazz fans to Connecticut's ...

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  5. Martin Wolfe, doctor specializing in tropical and travel medicine, dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Martin S. Wolfe, a tropical disease specialist who founded one of the country's first medical practices devoted to ailments incurred in travel and who, in the 1970s, accompanied Henry Kissinger as his personal physician, died June 15 at his home on Block Island, Rhode Island. He was 82. Wolfe developed an interest in tropical diseases as a medical student and, early in his career, spent five years doing field research in Ghana and Pakistan.

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  6. The perfect paddle: Kayaking around Fishers IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Day

    Having kayaked over the years on virtually all major rivers and in sections of every state in the Northeast I've elevated several waterways to five-star status, including The St. John River, Rangeley Lakes and Muscongus Bay in Maine; Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York; Cape Ann and Cape Cod in Massachusetts; New Hampshire's Androscoggin and Saco rivers; Block Island Sound and Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. Though the tantalizing appeal of these destinations have occasionally drawn me like the mythological Sirens that lured Odysseus, I've come to realize that when it comes down to elegance, beauty and adventure, there's no place like home.

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  7. Affordable Bungalow-Payne RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | The Block Island Times

    Wonderful opportunity for a buyer with imagination and carpentry skills to own a piece of Block Island. Nicely located near the Town School and Medical Center.

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  8. Labor, environmentalists tout first U.S. offshore wind farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | SouthCoastToday.com

    With the country's first offshore wind farm up and running for the past six months, labor and environmental advocates are looking toward future collaborations on even larger projects. “Many years of hard work ensured that these were good quality union jobs that paid good solid wages,” said Kimberly Glas, executive director of BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of labor unions and environmentalists, as a chartered boat neared the Block Island Wind Farm on Tuesday.

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  9. Six ways you can be a better houseguest and get invited backRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | The Washington Post

    To be a good guest, you need to keep your room neat and not leave anything behind when you leave. This bedroom in a Block Island, R.I., home is pictured in the new book "The Seaside House, Living on the Water" by Nick Voulgaris III.

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  10. Wind turbines off of Block Island first of their kindRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Boston.com

    Labor leaders and environmentalists took a boat tour Tuesday of the country's first offshore wind farm, a five-turbine project off the coast of Block Island in Rhode Island that can supply power for as many as 17,000 homes. The 30-megawatt Deepwater Wind project opened about six months ago and is a prelude to a much bigger development that's expected to occur nearby, in Massachusetts waters.

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  11. Environment, labor groups see bright future in Block Island wind farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | The Day

    Guests on a National Wildlife Federation and the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council boat tour view the Block Island Wind Farm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Block Island, R.I. - As the gentle sea breeze kept the blades steadily spinning, a boatload of labor and environmental advocates sidled up to the huge steel machines they said represent the future for economic growth, climate change mitigation and wildlife protection all at once.

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  12. Labor Groups Tour Block Island Wind FarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. More than 100 labor officials got a tour of the Block Island Wind Farm on Tuesday to see what kinds of economic opportunities may lie ahead in the clean energy industry in Southern New England. The Block Island Wind Farm is the nation's first offshore wind farm.

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  13. Affordable housing project sparks...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Block Island Times

    The Block Island Housing Board's Cherry Hill Lane development sparked an impassioned discourse between two parties on opposite sides of the issue at a recent Zoning Board meeting. The Housing Board is seeking a special use permit from the Zoning Board to proceed with construction of the development to address the island's need for affordable housing.

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  14. Competition for offshore wind power heating up in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A lift boat that serves as a work platform, assembles a wind turbine off Block Island, Rhode Island, last year. Massachusetts is expected to start accepting proposals at the end of June for large-scale, offshore wind energy projects.

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  15. Competition for offshore wind ramps up in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, a lift boat, right, that serves as a work platform, assembles a wind turbine off Block Island, R.I. Massachusetts is expected to start accepting proposals at the end of June, 2017 for large scale, offshore wind energy projects, the first such of its kind in the US. President Trump's opposition to wind energy specifically and renewable energy generally might play a role.

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  16. Wind farm turbines near Block Island, R.I., May 13, 2017....Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | Greenwich Citizen

    Wind farm turbines near Block Island, R.I., May 13, 2017. Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United StatesA' greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Donald TrumpA's decision to withdraw from the agreement.

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  17. Advancing Clean Energy at the State Level - An ImperativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | Common Dreams

    ... power is progressing off the coast as well, with several states forging ahead in developing offshore wind. The Block Island Wind Farm , located 3.8 miles offshore of Rhode Island's Block Island, is now online and operating as the country's first ...

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  18. Fire department, police, Coast Guard respond to sinking boat off Watch Hill ReefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Day

    Westerly - The Watch Hill Fire Department on Thursday joined the U.S. Coast Guard, Westerly police and a fishing trawler from Stonington to aid two boaters whose boat was taking on water in Block Island Sound. The two passengers of the 18-foot center console were not injured and the boat was eventually towed from its location near Watch Hill Reef by Sea Tow to Barn Island boat ramp, according to a statement from Watch Hill Fire Department Chief Robert Peacock.

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  19. The five wind turbines are spinningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | The Block Island Times

    The second bluffs lookout perch, located off of Mohegan Trail, provides a scenic view of the Block Island Wind Farm, which has become a tourist attraction. The wind farm is situated in about 90-feet of water three miles off the southeast coast of Block Island.

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  20. Block Island, Rhode Island: Where to eat, stay, and playRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Boston.com

    Block Island, Rhode Island , has earned the nickname "Bermuda of the north" due in part to its white sandy beaches, laid-back vibe, and island time mentality. The hideaway is 12 miles out to sea from the Rhode Island coast.

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