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Welcome to the official web site of the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island!

New Shoreham has the distinction of being the smallest town in the smallest state. The municipality encompasses the entire geographic area of Block Island, an island of just under 10 square miles located approximately 12 miles south of mainland Rhode Island across Block Island Sound.  Block Island was known as Manisses (the Little God’s Island) by the Narragansett Indians.

Whether you are a resident, business person or visitor, we hope you find this web site helpful and informative.  It represents an ongoing collaboration of many, and we are committed to its continuous improvement.  We value your opinion and will appreciate all constructive suggestions for improvement.

Latest News


UPDATE 9/24 to add Groundwater Report; 9/20 to add Environmental Assessment Addendum; 9/19 to add Special FTM Warrant; 9/16 to add Municipal Broadband Benefits and Environmental Assessment Executive Summary and Final Report. « More

Monday, September 26, 2016 « More

Requirements for production companies filming on Block Island « More

Final Draft Documents Available for Review « More

as of July 25, 2016 « More

also Town Charter and Resolutions « More

applicable to all Town departments. « More

The ratepayer workshop was held on Saturday March 12, at Town Hall « More

See images, time-lapse videos and weather! « More

View project information, live and historical power generation readings online. « More

Town of New Shoreham | PO Box 220 | Block Island, RI 02807 | Telephone: (401)-466-3200 | Copyright © 2007