The Block Island Times


The Block Island Times covers the community that lives works and vacations in one of the most beautiful locations on the eastern seaboard. In fact, Block Island has been designated “one of the last great places” by The Nature Conservancy.


The Times covers news of island life and is an essential source of information for residents and visitors. The Summer Times is published in June, July, August and September and provides a handy guide to island life and activities during the busy summer months.


The web site is a lively site bringing the island community together. Thousands of visits occur every day


Other publications include:


An annual reference to island restaurants – Block Dining

An annual health and wellness issue

An annual auto issue

Two issues of House and Garden for island homeowners and contractors

Block Island Weddings, a magazine for prospective brides and grooms

Block Island magazine, published for the Block Island Tourism Council


The Block Island Times was founded in 1970 by Dan Rattiner, publisher, and Margaret Cabel Self, editor. It published only summer editions until 1982, when, under the editorship of Peter and Shirley Wood, the Times became Block Island's first year-round newspaper. In 1988 the Times began weekly publication and became the Island's "paper of record." It is now owned by Fraser and Betty Lang.


The Times offers a variety of advertising opportunities both in print and on-line. (Call 401 466 2222)


The Block Island Times is printed on 100 percent recycled paper by Mass Web Printing of Auburn, Mass. Distributed by Special Delivery, Inc. Member of the New England Newspaper and Press Association, the Rhode Island Press Association, the Block Island Chamber of Commerce, the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and the Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce.


Mail Us
at The Block Island Times
Ocean Avenue, Box 278
Block Island, RI 02807


Call Us
Phone: (401) 466-2222
Fax: (401) 466-8804


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Our Staff
Co-Publisher: Fraser Lang -
Co-Publisher: Betty Rawls Lang -

Editor: Lars Trodson -

Reporter and web editor:

Production Manager: John Barry -

Office Manager: Shane Howrigan -

Editorial Assistant and Photographer: Kari Curtis -



Gloria Redlich,
Stephen Stycos,
Judy Tierney


Martha Ball,
Mike and Becky Ballard,
Matt King,
Fred Nelson, and Fran Migliaccio


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