The Block Island Land Trust invited Block Island’s new Police Chief John Lynch to its latest meeting to talk about security at the Ocean View Foundation Pavilion and the beach below for the upcoming summer.

The Land Trust has found it necessary to have a security guard at the beach for the last two years because of drinking, particularly among under-age visitors who bring alcohol in in backpacks and coolers. Consumption of alcohol on beaches and in other public places on Block Island is prohibited.