Saturday, September 4, 2010

Judge: Civil Trial Involving Pike and City Will Proceed as Scheduled

A judge has refused to delay a civil trial
involving the city of Westbrook and Pike Industries, as parties in the case
hasten to reach a new agreement to allow Pike to operate its rock quarry and
satisfy nearby residents and businesses. Critics of the process are questioning
the need for speed. On Friday, Justice Thomas Humphrey denied the city's motion
to continue the trial. Pike has sued Westbrook, claiming that it should be
allowed to mine its quarry off Spring Street because the city has allowed it for
years. The trial is set to start Sept. 13.
- John C.L. Morgan

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