copar quarries http://ripr.org en Westerly Zoning Board Takes Up Copar Quarry Expansion http://ripr.org/post/westerly-zoning-board-takes-copar-quarry-expansion <p>Westerly’s Zoning Board is circling back to a cease and desist order against Copar and Westerly Granite. Tuesday's hearing picks up where the zoning board left off earlier this year.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Residents near Copar’s quary say it’s noisy and spews rock and dust into the air, causing health risks. Copar says the noise is no louder than a busy road.</p><p>Meanwhile, Copar and the Town of Westerly are locked in a lawsuit that the former town manager was hoping would be resolved in mediation.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:20:15 +0000 Catherine Welch 24320 at http://ripr.org Westerly and Copar Quarries Head Into Mediation http://ripr.org/post/westerly-and-copar-quarries-head-mediation <p>The Town of Westerly and Copar Quarries head into mediation Wednesday to see if they can settle a dispute that will please both the quarry and residents.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:09:46 +0000 Catherine Welch 18164 at http://ripr.org Did Copar Quarries Expand Beyond its Means? http://ripr.org/post/did-copar-quarries-expand-beyond-its-means <p>In Westerly, the Zoning Board is holding a special meeting this evening about a controversial quarry. The board is hearing an appeal about an expansion at the quarry.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:59:03 +0000 Bradley Campbell 12669 at http://ripr.org Bench Decision Could Halt Operation at Copar Quarry in Westerly http://ripr.org/post/bench-decision-could-halt-operation-copar-quarry-westerly <p>A Superior Court Judge is expected rule on a lawsuit that could temporarily shut down a quarry in Westerly. Residents are complaining that Copar&nbsp;Quarry is a threat to their health. Copar disagrees.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:23:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 12283 at http://ripr.org