The Block Island Times


The Block Island Times is a weekly publication providing coverage of community news for island residents and visitors. It also maintains the website that provides a forum for news and postings by the Times reporters and columnists, island businesses and organizations. It is updated daily.

Other publications published by the organization include: The Block Island Summer Times, Block Island Weddings, House and Garden and the annual health and automotive reports. Block Island Magazine is published in cooperation with The Block Island Tourism Council.

The Block Island Times was founded in 1970 by Dan Rattiner, publisher, and Margaret Cabell Self, editor. It published summer editions only until 1982. Under the editorship of Peter and Shirley Wood, the Times became Block Island's first year-round newspaper that year. In 1988, the Timesbegan weekly publication and became the Island's "paper of record."