Permitting: Rhode Island

A Rhode Island Superior Court judge ruled this week that Material Sand & Stone must go before the town Zoning Board to apply for a permit and variance for its ongoing mining operations.

Associate Justice Daniel Procaccini ruled in favor of the town in Pound Hill Realty v. the Town of North Smithfield, marking the latest chapter in a land use dispute that began in the 1990s. In a decision filed on Tuesday, Dec. 12, Procaccini denied the business’s request for a summary judgement to prevent the town from enforcing its zoning, earth removal and road use ordinances, while granting the town’s request for oversight.

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