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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


NEW on May 20th: Updated Emergency Town Ordinance « More

Revised - May 11, 2020 « More

View the final list of qualified voters. « More

Updates will be posted as they become available. « More

Land Evidence Recording and Research under COVID-19 « More

increasing during the COVID-19 crisis. « More

This includes all equipment on the playground. « More

April 23rd recorded meeting available on YouTube. « More

including Lot G Regulations « More

Budget Review Meetings have been postponed until further notice. « More

also Town Charter and Resolutions « More

Essential information on Town, State and Federal efforts to reduce or eliminate risks to the people and property on Block Island from the impacts of future hazards and disasters. « More

Monday, March 30 at 6:00pm. Four amendments will be considered. « More

Requirements for production companies filming on Block Island « More

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