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Police Chief Carlone announces retirement, Council receives Covid updates

While the Town Council faced some technical difficulties during its Town Council meeting because of adverse weather conditions on Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Council was presented with some Covid-19 news on the future of vaccines from Block Island Medical Center Director Dr. Tom Warcup.
Town Manager Maryanne Crawford also announced that Police Chief Vin Carlone will be retiring in April 2021 after 17 years with the Town of New Shoreham Police Department.
“I am sure you will all join me in thanking his dedication and service, and wish him nothing but the best in his retirement,” said Crawford.
In Covid news, Dr. Warcup said there had been no new cases in the past five days prior to the meeting.
“We really appreciate everyone’s efforts with mask wearing and social distancing,” said Warcup.
“We are excited that tomorrow, [Dec. 17], we will likely hear from the state regarding the Covid-19 vaccinations, whether we get Pfizer-BioNTech or we get the recently approved Moderna,” said Warcup. “We are anticipating to hear from the state regarding our time table. As soon as we do, we will get it out in multiple communication streams: YouTube, Block Island Bulletin Board, and our websites.”

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