UPDATE:Patch has more...
With nonchalance belying the importance of the announcement, the Planning Commission simply stated that a letter had been received from Collins, Hannafin and Garamella, attorneys for Coffey Environmental Solutions, dated August 17, that said, “On behalf of the applicant in the above referenced matter, please be advised that the application is hereby formally withdrawn.”
Beaver Brook residents were beside themselves with excitement and joy. “I feel exhilaration and relief,” exclaimed Patty Taylor, Beaver Brook resident who had attended every meeting with her husband Bob.
Santo Straino, another resident, was also thrilled, “At least they knew everybody was against it. I was worried that they might do okay in the beginning, but once they were in there, it's all over. They could do anything they want.”
Most of the residents felt a sense of empowerment and amazement that they had actually made a difference. “If nobody went to these meetings, this never would have happened,” said Straino. “The neighborhood took control.”
As I always said, when it comes to development that you don't approve, people can make a difference by simply voicing their displeasure when the proposal is presented to the land-use boards.