New Shoreham Town Council passes resolution intended to tighten up alcohol laws on the island


This is a picture of the New Shoreham City Center, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2022. (WLNE)

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WLNE)– The New Shoreham Town Council passed a resolution Wednesday night to evaluate the handling of alcohol licenses in the area.

The resolution requires the Town Solicitors to examine other existing Rhode Island towns and cities alcohol license laws to see if the island ought to embrace comparable techniques utilized in those other towns to their guidelines.

It likewise requires the production of a working group with various stakeholders from the island to discover methods to enhance the implementing and giving of alcohol licenses in the town.

Another part demands that the town deals with the ferryboat to come up with much better techniques to decrease overcrowding and the quantity of alcohol taken in and carried by ferryboat travelers.

” The Town of New Shoreham has actually suffered through reckless and harmful habits from visitors, which have actually adversely affected both the lifestyle of locals and the quality of the experience for our visitors,” opens the resolution.

The passage comes less than 2 weeks after the island experienced overcrowding and numerous battles following an occasion at Ballard’s.

Ballard’s is dealing with a program cause hearing to evaluate their alcohol and home entertainment licenses Monday.

The council has actually formerly raised worry about the big crowds and extreme drinking that have actually occurred throughout the summertime, which caused an online forum in between the council and entrepreneur in July.