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May 15, 2013

State blocks rebuilding of Plum Island home

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The commissioner of the DEP, Kenneth Kimmell, appeared, at the public meeting here, to listen to Plum Island residents concerned about protecting their homes — and planning new ones if they had lost their property.

Kimmell subsequently said that residents could have limited permission to utilize sand “mining” to replenish dunes.

But in his letter granting permission, he stressed that town officials “must seek new methods” in dealing with the dunes and the structures that are built upon them.

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