Leading prospect to end up being Block Island’s authorities chief withdraws name from factor to consider


New Shoreham law enforcement officer are seen near the Block Island Ferryboat dock. (WLNE)

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WLNE)– The candidate to be the next Chief of Authorities for Block Island has actually withdrawn his candidateship.

Throughout a town council conference Thursday, Town Supervisor Mary Anne Crawford stated Christopher High has took his name out of factor to consider for the post “due to individual factors.”

High’s name was presented recently by Crawford. He worked for Connecticut State Authorities for 24 years.

Crawford informed ABC 6 News that they will re-advertise the position

She stated that existing interim chief, Rhode Island State Authorities Capt. Peter Chabot, is going back to resume his tasks with state authorities next week which town and the council will select an interim chief in the meantime.

Chabot informed ABC 6 News recently that he did not obtain the long-term position.

The look for the next chief comes at a time when locals and council members have actually openly raised issues about extreme alcohol usage on the island.