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Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply protecting a property they had come to cherish. Experts they hired said no permits were needed. In fact, the wall turned out to be below the high tide line, and building it violated state and local regulations.