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    Include better public mooring access in dredging plan

    In regard to the dredging grants being pursued by the town of Westerly, I would like to remind the town management and the Harbor Planning Commission to factor into their dredging plan the need for public mooring access in the town of Westerly, as sought by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.

    As previously stated in The Westerly Sun, the town property on the north side of Atlantic Avenue, across from the town beach and facing Winnapaug Pond, provides public access and parking that could easily satisfy the public mooring requirements for Westerly’s Harbor Management Plan. If the proposed dredging plan could include dredging sand from this location to create a mooring field, then not only would the beaches be replenished, but the town would provide a solution for public moorings as required by the state for the Harbor Management Plan.

    This is the opportunity for the town to provide public access to public mooring and public access to the ocean. The town should take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to resolve two issues at the same time.

    Richard Ferris

    Westerly



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