Rhode Island Quarry Seeks Expansion

Frequent blasting, loud industrial trucks and plenty of distrust were just some of the comments shared by residents during a recent Zoning Board of Review meeting about the proposed expansion of a quarry on Alton Carolina Road in Charlestown, R.I. During the special meeting, the Zoning Board of Review took public comment that included numerous complaints about the Route 91 operation, according to EcoRI News.

The business, Charlestown Farms LLC, was reportedly served with a violation notice earlier this summer when town officials found the quarry violated the local zoning code. The gravel company was engaged in sand washing and processing off-site material without the proper permits and had expanded its operations onto property not zoned for extractive activity, according to town officials. An attorney for Charlestown Farms appealed the violation during a Sept. 1 special meeting of the Zoning Board of Review.

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