Earlier this month Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha asked the state Supreme Court to reject the agreement to expand Champlin’s Marina & Resort on Block Island.
The court responded March 26, rejecting, in an unsigned order, the proposed settlement to the controversial expansion that had been reached by the marina and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The agreement was brokered by retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams last December during an executive session of the CRMC board. CRMC has declined to comment on the action, and there is no public record of what occurred during the closed-door deliberations.
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