Officials work to slow erosion on Plum Island


Officials continue to grapple with ideas to ease the steady pace of erosion on Plum Island. At a public hearing late last month, selectmen voted unanimously to allocate $10,000 from the town’s betterment fund to place a sand pile on the barrier island. The sand is to be used on an honor system by homeowners, by request from the town’s Department of Public Works, in emergency situations that could put the town’s water and sewer system in further jeopardy. The board said it is also working with state officials to help craft legislation that is more “friendly” to coastal communities. Neighbors at the meeting suggested they also have a community gathering to discuss ways to collectively build out the beach and protect their homes.

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