Bid at water-bottling plant in comes up dry again

Tribune-Herald file photo Windward Planning Commissioner John Replogle, who was firm in his opposition to the water-bottling plant during every previous meeting, moved initially Thursday to return an identical verdict to the commission’s previous one, denying the application based on the commission’s duty to protect the public interest.

An attempt to resurrect a rejected proposal for a water-bottling plant in Hilo was quashed again Thursday by the Windward Planning Commission.