R.I. Supreme Court: Westerly beachfront property will remain private

ACCESS DENIED? Owners of seven lots along the Misquamicut beachfront are fighting state attempts to gain public access to property in front of their homes. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE
ACCESS DENIED: Owners of seven lots along the Misquamicut beachfront have prevailed before the R.I. Supreme Court with their argument that they are allowed to restrict access to a stretch of beach in front of their homes in the Westerly neighborhood. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE
WESTERLY – The R.I. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Westerly landowners, who want to keep about 2.5 miles of Misquamicut Beach private. The R.I. Supreme Court opinion agreed with a R.I. Superior Court decision related to the long-time property dispute that dates back to 1909. The now-affirmed decision…

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