Police facing traffic and staffing issues

The New Shoreham Police Department is struggling to find solutions to two issues that it’s facing: seasonal traffic on Block Island, and an impending staff shortage.
“Probably the founders of Block Island never predicted that there would be that many people coming in ferry after ferry, after ferry into one commercial district that is several blocks long. It’s the last remaining problem that I really don’t have a solution for, but maybe there is somebody that does; I don’t know.”
That’s what Police Chief Vin Carlone said while presenting his quarterly report to

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