Ballards: A Public Health Crisis on a Tiny Island

  • Special events permits are changed to needed for events with 500 or more guests, and require ticketing, chartering a ferry to ensure unobtrusive ferry passage, 1:100 and 1:200 ratios for security personnel and EMS respectively (if alcohol is involved 1:75, 1:150)
  • Ballards be fined to the tune of the resources cumulatively spent between Coast guard, NSPD, BIVFD and BIVFDRS, RISP, and all other agencies who were involved Monday night — and those amounts go directly to those agencies — as well as a fine equal to the same amount evenly split as a donation to BIS, BIMI, Block Island Historical Society, the Mary D Fund, Block Island Chamber and Visitor Center, Block Island Health Center, and the Block Island Early Learning Center (and maybe a few other on island organizations)
  • Ballards be denied any special events permits until 2024
  • A two week suspension of their liquor license

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Eli Holmes

Eli Holmes

Photographer + Domestic Violence Advocate