- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island regulators have approved a plan to rebuild an old seawall along a South Kingstown beach.

The Providence Journal (https://bit.ly/1sG85MQ ) reports that the Coastal Resources Management Council on Tuesday voted in favor of the plan at a meeting at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay campus.

The plan by Kevin Finnegan, the owner of a waterfront tavern, aims to protect a portion of Mary Carpenter Beach from erosion.

Town officials and Finnegan had disagreed over the town’s plan to build a sheet-pile wall. Finnegan argued it would hasten erosion in front of his business.

The town eventually agreed to let Finnegan rebuild the stone wall on the town-owned beach. Finnegan will pay the $2.5 million cost.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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