R.I. Supreme Court upholds denial of an expansion for Champlin’s Marina [Block Island Times]

What may have been the longest-running saga in Block Island’s history, the challenge to Champlin’s Realty Associates’ attempt to expand its marina into the Great Salt Pond, has finally, after almost two decades, come to a final conclusion.
After Friday’s decision was announced, Neronha issued a statement saying: “[Friday’s] decision by our state’s Supreme Court is a win for all Rhode Islanders not only because of what it means for the protection of our environment and coastal resources, but also because it reaffirms the principle that we were fighting for: regulatory agencies have to follow the rules and cannot engage in ad hoc, behind-closed-door, deals that ignore their own procedures and evidence for the sake of expediency.”

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