The Block Island Times

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The Block Island Times
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Fraser and Betty Rawls Lang
Publisher Fraser and Betty Rawls Lang
Editor Lars R. Trodson
Founded 1970
Headquarters Ocean Avenue, Box 278, Block Island, Rhode Island 02807 U.S.
Official website [1]

The Block Island Times is an independent weekly newspaper covering the town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island, U.S., coextensive with Block Island. It is the only newspaper published on the island, which is a popular tourist destination in Long Island Sound but has only about 1,000 year-round residents.

Dan Rattiner founded The Times as a summer-only paper in 1970. Margaret Cabel Self was the first editor. In 1982, the paper began publishing during non-summer months, and in 1988 became a full-year weekly newspaper.[1]

The newspaper has been published by Fraser and Betty Rawls Lang since 2006.


  1. ^ The Block Island Times: About Us, accessed April 12, 2009.

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