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Two additional Whalerock hearings scheduled

June 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board held a third public hearing Wednesday night, and scheduled two more, as the zoning board determines whether to allow Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.

Nicholas Gorham, attorney for Whalerock, continued Whalerock's presentation, introducing expert witnesses Dr. Jay Singer, a professor of audiology at the University of Rhode Island, and Michael Lenihan, a licensed real estate broker and certified general appraiser with more than 40 years of experience.

Gorham continued to object to the town's involvement in the case and asked the board to require John Mancini, attorney for the town and some "aggrieved parties" to identify what Gorham called "undisclosed phantom aggrieved parties."

Mancini refused to do so and the board said they would not obligate Mancini to identify the parties he represents.

Testimony continued in front of a vociferous audience who clapped and booed based on the testimony and commentary.

The next Whalerock hearing is Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Charlestown Elementary School. The following hearing, if needed, is Wednesday, July 17 at the same time and place.

For the complete story on the June 19 hearing, read the June 27 Chariho Times.

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