, Newburyport, MA


March 27, 2013

No guarantees on a barrier beach

To the editor:

Finally, someone has written an article in The Daily News that explains what is happening on Plum Island and the Salisbury area.

When anyone builds on a barrier beach they have to appreciate what they have now, as there are no guarantees that a barrier beach will not change with time. I guess the mind-set changed over the years from when the cottages were seasonal and we would pack up the cars and spend the day at Plum Island, to year-round living in very expensive homes. I cannot imagine what it must feel like to lose your home, but the blame game has really gotten old.

Now it’s time to rebuild the dunes, build homes farther away from the beachfront and maybe just enjoy Plum Island for what it is and always has been. I really hope everyone who opened the paper today (Friday, March 15) reads every word of Bill Plante’s article and learns from it.

Mary Lou Hanley

Merrimac (formerly of Newburyport)

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans