Embattled coastal agency loses longtime leader, lands funding and new appointees

THE EMBATTLED RI Coastal Resources Management Council is losing one of its longtime administrative leaders, but has also gained new appointed council members and funding. Pictured is the Champlin's Hotel, Marina & Resort on Block Island, an expansion of which is one of the controversial decisions to come before the CRMC. / COURTESY ERIK ELWELL
PROVIDENCE – The embattled state agency charged with coastal regulation is losing one of its longtime administrative leaders, while also gaining new appointees and funding to hire more staff. James Boyd, the deputy director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, is retiring after 22 years with the agency, according to a letter shared at…

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