Opponents to Champlin’s Expansion Embrace Supreme Court Decision, Marina Looking for Resolution

The two sides in the Champlin’s Marina battle on Block Island will press forward with the battle over the marina’s effort to expand, in a dispute that started 18 years ago.

On Friday, the Rhode Island Supreme Court knocked down the mediated agreement between Champlin’s Realty Associates [owners of the marina] and the Coastal Resources Management Council.

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha who intervened in the mediation issued a statement stating, “I am pleased with the Court’s decision to refuse to ratify and enter as an order of the Court an agreement resulting from a private mediation outside the view and without the participation of concerned stakeholders who had long been parties to the underlying litigation.”

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