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(The Eagle Tribune)   Island residents trying to protect houses from ocean decide it is better to ask forgiveness than permission   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, state Department of Environmental Protection, construction workers  
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2013-03-19 10:46:36 AM  
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FTFA:  "They haven't gotten permission," said Ed Coletta, a spokesman for DEP. "The homeowners are concerned about their properties and we aren't going to stop work from going on.  "When the storms are over for the year, we will be coming out to review what has been done. If the structures aren't in accord with regulations, they might have to take the walls down."

A reasonable, logical decision from the bureaucracy?  Color me shocked, SHOCKED!
2013-03-19 11:45:15 AM  
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I have zero sympathy for idiots who build/buy a house on a beach or along the banks of a river and then act surprised when Mother Nature takes back what's hers.
2013-03-19 11:22:09 AM  
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You know, it annoys me when news websites assume that everyone everywhere on the internet knows their local geography.  Would it kill them to put the name of the state in the byline, or possibly the hometown (city, state) of the newspaper under their logo?
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