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WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has voted to retain the current runways at the Westerly Airport.

Toward the end of a nearly seven-hour-long meeting that started Monday night, the Westerly Town Council voted five to two to oppose displacement or shortening of runways at the airport. The Westerly Sun reports that the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has said it will use the vote to guide future decisions at the airport.

The council will draft a letter on about their decision through the town attorney. The letter will inform the corporation that the council will not get involved in disputes between residents and the corporation.

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is waiting for a report from a surveyor it hired to inspect the airport and the approach zones to its runways.


Information from: The Westerly Sun,