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Court rules for Entergy in dry cask storage case

After nearly four years of litigation, a Boston Land Court ruled upheld a zoning permit that allowed Entergy Corporation to place a dry cask storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. According to a statement from Cape Cod Bay Watch, which supported the lawsuit, Judge Robert Foster ruled the permit originally granted for the construction of Pilgrim allowed for the storage facility to be built. When Director of Inspectional Services Paul McAuliffe originally granted the permit back in 2013, it was challenged on the grounds that the permit for PNPS did not allow for storage of spent fuel other than the storage pool inside the plant. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cell tower talk put off until February

Discussion to put a 190-foot cell tower at the Waverly Oaks Golf Club has been put off by the Zoning Board of Appeals until February 17, according to the ZBA’s administrative secretary, Tracy McCarthy. Long Pond Golf Corporation, which owns Waverly Oaks, wants to install the tower, which would be used by Verizon Wireless, according to the Old Colony Memorial. The company is planning on building 30 single-family homes on the site. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of January 3, 2016

Monday, January 4
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Public Hearing: Pinehills LLC, Station Drive and Peddlers Way
7:15 pm Public Hearing: Amend Zoning Bylaw – Section 205-19, To allow School Information Display Boards at High Schools

Tuesday, January 5
Affordable Housing Trust, 8 a.m. at Town Hall

Review and discuss draft RFP for development of lot at 17 Cutter Drive. Update on April Town Warrant requesting transfer of ownership of tax title properties (2106 State Road, 31 Strand and 227 Long Pond Road) to the Affordable Housing Trust for purpose of creating additional affordable housing. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM Alan Cohen, 71B Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-036-000. A Notice of Intent to upgrade a septic system within a coastal dune system and a FEMA velocity zone of White Horse Beach. 7:25 PM Constance O’Reilly, 69B Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-128-000. Continue Reading →

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Zoning board begins hearing Pilgrim Station permit appeal

Maybe the best thing would be to build a time machine and travel back to 1967 when the original permit to build Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was built and ask for a do-over. Instead, The Zoning Board of Appeals will wait until July 10 resume hearing the appeal of Entergy’s permit to build a dry cask storage facility at the power plant. After over two hours of presentations by lawyers for both sides, board members were left with two distinct views of how it should interpret the intentions of their predecessors, who has the authority to decide what can be built at Pilgrim Station and what are the real intentions of the people who brought the appeal. Take a look at this chart to understand each side’s position. All information taken from testimony at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting of July 12. Continue Reading →

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