2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:44:38 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, TRIBES: Aquidneck Island Navy property (RI)
Tribes express interest in surplus Aquidneck Island Navy property

By Richard Salit
Providence Journal (RI)
April 10, 2009

Two area Indian tribes have expressed interest in acquiring surplus Navy properties on Aquidneck Island, a move that could upset community plans for the land.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, has asked the Navy to extend by 60 days its deadline for filing formal requests to acquire the properties. Federal agencies are given preference in acquiring surplus military properties, and the bureau indicated it plans to file such a request.

The bureau’s March 30 letter does not indicate which of the disparate properties the tribes are interested in or for what purpose. On Wednesday, the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program granted the extension.


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