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Whalerock hearing continued to June 19

June 6, 2013

Stephen E. Ambrose gives testimony to the Charlestown Zoning Board Wednesday.

Whalerock President and Developer Larry LeBlanc appeared before the Charlestown Zoning Board Wednesday.

At the start of the second public hearing, LeBlanc said he reserves the right to withdraw his application at anytime.

Whalerock's attorney, Nicholas Gorham, continued to object to the town's involvement in the case.

Gorham presented an expert witness, Christopher Menge, senior vice president and principal consultant at Burlington, Mass.-based Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc., to testify regarding noise control and the levels of audible sound the wind turbines will produce.

John Mancini, special counsel for the town of Charlestown and several abutting property owners, later presented an opposing witness, Stephen E. Ambrose, an acoustics, environmental sound and industrial noise expert, certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, to contest Menge's report and testimony.

The board voted to continue the hearing to June 19 at 7 p.m. at Charlestown Elementary School.
Gorham indicated that he has two more witnesses to testify before the board.

Additional future meetings will also be scheduled at the next meeting.

For the full story, pick up the Chariho Times next Thursday, June 13.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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