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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


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

Documents also available as updated on the Finance Department Web Page « More

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

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

as of March 31, 2016 « More

beginning Friday, April 1, 2016 at Town Hall « More

Parking passes will not be sold on the Island this spring. « More

Updated March 23, 2016 « More

Most Recent Versions of Chapters and Maps « More

applicable to all Town departments. « More

also Town Charter and Resolutions « More

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