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Pain and Suffering on Plum Island
It is a most difficult time for homeowners on Plum Island in West Newbury. The many residents of that community have been waiting through a series of storms both in winter and summer over the last several years to see if their homes will survive. Each of the storms did a little more damage to the homes and their supporting foundations that front the water. Each succeeding recent storm did a little more to erode the beach in front of those homes. This last storm that dropped a foot of snow on the area and the accompanying wind has proved to be the final straw for these homes as three of them have been destroyed by the owners and local officials before the houses collapsed into the Atlantic. The feeling is that there may be over thirty houses in peril over the entire island.