Fri, 01/24/2020 - 2:30pm

McConville is the right choice

She’s authoritative, knowledgeable, reliable, and tough.

And — she’s the right choice for the interim Harbormaster position that will open up with current Harbormaster Steve Land’s departure in mid-February. She’s been a valued member of the volunteer Rescue Squad for 20 years and is today its captain. She started working at the Harbors Department in 1995 as a deck mate. She was also Assistant Harbormaster for five years and has been in her current administrative assistant job for the past two years.

The amount of traffic coming in and out of our harbors is mindboggling, and is of course a keystone of Block Island’s economy. McConville knows these waters and she’s a leader.

We hope that the Town Council enthusiastically endorses Capt. Kate as the person to succeed Steve Land in the Harbormaster’s job.