Another Plum Island House Destroyed

By Jim Armstrong, WBZ-TV

NEWBURY (CBS) — The latest house on Plum Island to lose its battle with Mother Nature is on Annapolis Way.

Like at least two other oceanfront homes on the street, number 27 suffered serious damage during the storms last March.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

A new owner bought the property one month ago and had hoped to refurbish it and use it for rental income. He now tells WBZ he plans to rebuild eventually.

Newbury’s building commissioner decided the house needed to be demolished and moved the wrecking up one day to make sure all the debris is removed in advance of this week’s expected snow storm.

Residents say they are determined to get state and federal backing that would allow them to spend private money to protect their property from future storms.

  • Gerard

    If a home is threatened or destroyed by the ocean’s waves, they shouldn’t be allowed to rebuild. They want state and federal tax money to help them, but want their “PRIVATE” beaches. Once, it is determined a structure should come down, the land should become public land and if it washes away, then so be it I want any public funds or taxes to be used to shore up something that is a natural occurrence.

    • Gerard

      I left out the word “don’t” after I and want! sorry for the error.

  • Confused

    I can’t understand why it would have been sold in the first place. I can’t imagine it would qualify for homeowners insurance. Unless they’re going to build a houseboat it doesn’t seem to make much sense to me.

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