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Falmouth wall divides land, sea, neighbors

Access, erosion issues split beach community

FALMOUTH — For generations, a rocky ribbon of beach on Buzzards Bay was considered communal by ­Sippewissett residents, a precious slice of the Atlantic guaranteed for those in the century-old subdivision not lucky enough to live right on the water.

But in the last decade, residents say that access has been eroded, not by the encroaching ocean but by a few wealthy homeowners trying to protect waterfront properties with new walls.

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