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Cape Air service to Block Island

Cape Air Cessna 402

Cape Air Cessna 402

Cape Air service to Block Island

Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest regional airlines, will begin seasonal service to Block Island, RI. Beginning on May 22, the Thursday before the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Cape Air will offer daily flights between Block Island Airport (BID) and T.F. Green Airport (PVD) and between BID and Westchester County Airport (HPN).

Passengers also have the option to take Cape Air’s ground transportation from Westchester County Airport to 35th Street and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

The addition of service to Block Island complements Cape Air’s current schedules, which include seasonal, daily flights to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard from T.F. Green and Westchester County Airports.

After several years of collaboration with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, we are thrilled to be able to start seasonal, scheduled service to Block Island. Cape Air specializes in connecting passengers to some of the most desirable destinations in the U.S. and Caribbean – Block Island fits our model perfectly.

Block Island has a short runway, which limits the type of aircraft that can land at BID. Cape Air has acquired Britten Norman Islanders that are specifically suited to the needs of this market.

The Britten-Norman Islander is a nine passenger, high-wing, twin-engine aircraft with the capability to land on short runways.

Flights from T.F. Green Airport to Block Island will soon become a reality. Block Island passengers on Cape Air will have access to connecting service on other carriers and commuter rail service to Providence and Boston via the convenience of T. F. Green Airport.

Cape Air is a valued travel partner, offering seasonal service to the Cape and Islands for over 15 years.

This additional service is, hopefully, an indication of future growth.

Now in its 25th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 735,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, the Midwest and Micronesia.

With a fleet of seventy-five Cessna 402s, three Britten-Norman Islanders, and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 550 flights per day.

Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand.

Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines and American Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest.

In Micronesia Cape Air operates as United Express. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines.

Cape Air’s unique brand of customer service, has earned the airline accolades as ‘Best Airline’ on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands.

The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf was recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. *Make our Customers Happy and Have a Good Time Doing It!

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HEALTH Celebrates National Drinking Water Week

National Drinking Water Week

Rhode Island public water systems provide drinking water to approximately 1,091,537 people. Residents and visitors can drink from virtually any tap in the state with a high assurance of safety. The average medium-sized town is tested hundreds of times each year to ensure the water is safe to drink; a summary of those results is included in each community’s annual water quality report.

In conjunction with National Drinking Water Week, HEALTH has launched a “Know Your H2O” campaign and website, dedicated to information about the benefits of water. The site provides information about how to protect our water sources, how to conserve water, how water suppliers can prepare for climate change, and how to understand a consumer water quality report.

Public drinking water is regulated under the U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Act. In Rhode Island, this is accomplished by HEALTH’s Office of Drinking Water Quality. Certified professionals work hard to ensure the water delivered to the public is safe.

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Team Up to Teach Kids how to TakeCharge of Cyber-bullying

Team Up to Teach Kids how to TakeCharge of Cyber-bullying

With three in 10 teens being bullied online according to a recent poll,  teach young children how to “TakeCharge! of Online Bullying” in a new public service campaign and visits to junior high schools and community agencies across the state.

The launch of the campaign coincides with National Internet Safety Month.

The event will kick off the partnership with speaking to 7th grade students, a soon to be graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence, who will share her story of being bullied as a teenager.

At the end of the discussion, the 7th grade class will sign a pledge to not bully and to report bullying to an adult.

In addition, will premiere a new public service announcement that reminds parents of the importance of talking to teenagers and young adults about self esteem, including joining positive groups, health, fitness and solving important personal issues such as acne, and with online activity and directs them to the TakeCharge! for helpful tips and ways to talk to kids about the issue.

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Warning About Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths

Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths

Anyone who is addicted to drugs, or who knows someone who is addicted, should learn about Narcan (Naloxone), an emergency antidote to opioid overdose.

Narcan can be used in emergency situations to potentially reverse the effects of drug overdose.

It is available without a prescription at all Walgreens pharmacies in Rhode Island.

The three also highlighted the State’s Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Prevention Act.

This law provides some legal immunity to people who call 911 to report drug overdoses.

This law is intended to encourage people to report drug overdoses as soon as possible, even if drugs are present at the scene.

The deaths were geographically spread throughout the State, and the age range of the decedents is 20-62 years old.

The deaths happened most frequently on weekends, with 18 of the 22 happening between Fridays and Mondays.

Tests are still pending on the specific substances involved.

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