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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


Anticipated start date on or about December 10, 2019. « More

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 to consider proposed ordinances to regulate Food Trucks and Hawkers and Peddlers. « More

at Town Hall « More

New Documents Available for Review « More

2019-2020 Hunting Dates, includes Pheasant « More

The Town of New Shoreham will be accepting ACH payments for real estate and motor vehicle taxes for the 2019 tax roll. « More

from the Block Island Housing Board « More

also Town Charter and Resolutions « More

Requirements for production companies filming on Block Island « 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, November 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm « More

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