Ferry service to link Block Island, Fall River
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I.—Massachusetts is expected to get its own ferry service to Block Island.
Fall River Mayor William Flanagan has scheduled a news conference for 4 p.m Wednesday to announce the start of a ferry that will run from that city's State Pier to the island.
Residents currently have to make an hour-long drive to Point Judith in Rhode Island before taking an hour-long ferry ride to the island.
Flanagan, who proposed the idea in March, has said he anticipates a high demand for the service from residents in the Greater Fall River area, Taunton, Boston and Providence.