The Candlewood Lake Authority has named a new chief of the Marine Patrol. Ron Barnard, who was acting chief, was named to the role last week. Barnard was the assistant chief. He replaced Doug Vane, who retired for health reasons. Members of the Patrol say Barnard's many years of law enforcement and his leadership skills have brought them together as a team and created an environment that has prepared them for the responsibility to protect the users of Candlewood Lake.