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Massive move planned to save Chappaquiddick home. Story by The Martha's Vineyard Times, Steve Myrick, March 6, 2013.

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The Martha's Vineyard Times
"Massive move planned to save Chappaquiddick home"
By Steve Myrick
March 6, 2013


It is not often that the words "dramatic" and "planning board" belong in the same sentence, but with another ocean storm barrelling up the coast, and the sand cliff on Wasque Point eroding by the day, Tuesday evening's Edgartown planning board meeting took on an unusual air of urgency. The board held a public hearing to review of an application to move a 5,500 square foot Chappaquiddick luxury home away from the eroding coastal bank.

The planning board members, engineers, house movers, and property owner Rick Schifter all chafed at the slow grinding of government gears.

"We're trying, Mr. Schifter," said planning board member Robert Sparks. "We're not moving as fast as the ocean, but we're trying."


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