Newport Safety Coalition Appeals Gun Range Decision

Rebecca Wagner

Rebecca Wagner

The Newport Planning board acted “Illegally and unreasonably” when it approved a site plan in February for a gun range off the John Stark Highway. The claim was made yesterday by Endicott Road resident Cynthia Jachim-Gallagher, who is part of the appeal filed on behalf of the Newport Safety Coalition.
The Planning Board approved a site plan for the range proposed by Sturm, Ruger and Co., and the Mountain View Gun Club on a 64-acre parcel
Jachim-Gallagher wrote: ‘It remains unclear if this is a recreational facility, a test facility, an employee benefit or a combination of all three.” in her appeal
The Valley News reports James Laboe, attorney for the applicants, said the property remains under contract but has not been purchased and no work on the range could begin until all appeals are resolved.
Rebecca Wagner the lead attorney for the Newport Safety Coalition is scheduled to appear on WNTK this Thursday.

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