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Cranston residents upset over new turbines in Johnston

December 19, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Residents of Cranston are upset over new turbines in Johnston that now tower over their homes, but the mayor of Johnston says it’s none of their businesses because they don’t live in town.

The turbines are on private land visible by homes in Cranston, although they are located on lots in Johnston. WPRI-TV reports Cranston residents voiced grievances to the Cranston City Council. They say the turbines are an eyesore and couldn’t negatively impact their property values.

Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said Tuesday the town and company that owns the turbines went through the proper channels to have them constructed.

Cranston residents said they were never notified of planning and zoning board hearings held in 2017. Polisena says they didn’t have to be notified because they don’t live in Johnston.

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