FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) - There will soon be a new way to get to Block Island. Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has announced that ferry service will run from the city to the island.
He plans to announce more details at a news conference Wednesday at 4 p.m.
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.
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