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1990 November 23

Vineyard Gazette article by W.C. Platt "Nature Acts on Pond but State Delays"

  • "God did for us what we couldn't do ourselves", "And God did it without permits", said Cynthia Barletta, OB health agent
  • pond closed again in October, trapping a high tide, then storm in early November blew hole in barrier beach, improving circulation
  • discussion of frustrations with permits, waivers, funding
  • DPW had offered to install the new culvert at no cost to town, but this was denied by the Mass. Environmental Affairs secretary
  • referred to surveying of septic systems around pond, by Cynthia Barletta and Katie Barnicle (IEP) underway at time article was written
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