By Beth David, Editor
A group of residents gathered on South Main Street to protest the dust, noise and other nuisances from the PJ Keating quarry and asphalt plant. The town found more than 20 violations last month and issued a cease and desist order (Neighb News, 8/20/20).
On Thursday, 8/27/20 the group of about 25 gathered in the rain in front of the Acushnet Senior Center, which is very close to PJK.
“Enough is enough,” wrote Linda Lee Skapik, who organized the event, on her Facebook page. “When this Quarry was owned by Tilcon we had no problems. PJ Keating Enough is Enough!!!”
She also said she was very happy that Acushnet’s state representative Chris Hendricks (11th Bristol District) joined the protest, even holding a sign that said “Save Our Health.”
“Last night I was proud to stand with Acushnet against the continued pollution of the air, land, and water in our community by PJ Keating’s operations,” wrote Mr. Hendricks on Facebook. “It has gone on far too long and they need to step up and protect their neighbors.”
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