Complaints and Warnings About Plan to Replenish Fire Island’s Dunes

New York Times    MAY 27, 2014    By JOSEPH BERGER

DAVIS PARK, N.Y. — As a longtime summer resident of Fire Island, Robert Spencer was in favor of the federal government’s $170 million effort to replenish the dunes washed away during the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.

He understood that some beloved beach houses might have to be demolished or moved to create a new dune line designed to safeguard the barrier island and the southern shore of mainland Long Island.

But one of those homes is his: a small, weathered house on tall stilts with a wraparound ocean view.

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