Tue, Feb 03, 2004
Threatens Court Battle
Oh, no. Here we go
again. Another small-town mayor is getting himself into a boxing
match with airport officials.
Warwick (RI) Mayor Scott Avedisian said he would go to court if
necessary to fight attempts to build longer runways at the T.F.
Green Airport. Avedisian let the state know that he would seek
legal action if becomes necessary.
In March, Gov. Don Carcieri appointed James Rosati as chairman
of the Airport Corp. Rosati suspended work on the airport's master
plan and reinstated runway expansion scenarios that had been
Avedisian said building a 9,500-foot runway would fully disrupt
A spokeswoman for the Airport Corp. rejected Avedisian's perception
that Rosati is determined to launch a new round of airport
expansion no matter what the cost.
The existing main runway at T.F. Green measures just under 7,200
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