Northeast Alternatives Wants To Expand Into Swansea

Northeast Alternatives in Fall River is looking to expand to a new location in Swansea. 


At a recent Board of Selectmen meeting in Swansea, there were frustrations expressed about the process of granting letters of non-opposition and host agreements. 


Selectman Steven Kitchin said that investment groups have bailed and partnerships have ended without administrators in Swansea being notified. 


"I'm in this uncomfortable position of feeling like we have hanging letters of non-opposition letters out there with no response, in terms of activity from previous applicants," he said. 


The CEO and CFO of Northeast attempted to remind the Swansea board of the three percent sales tax could produce an amount of $750,000 in revenue. 


"This applicant has no less right to a letter of non-opposition than the other letters we have written that turned into thin air,” Kitchin said. “That's kind-of where I stand on this topic."


Swansea is on the list of Commonwealth cities and towns that have to go before a grand jury in Boston to explain their process of how they award the proper documentation for a recreational cannabis license.