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Kennedy Family Reportedly At Odds Over Fate Of Hyannisport Compound

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File image of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port.

File image of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port.

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HYANNISPORT (CBS) – As the Kennedy family gets ready to gather for Patrick Kennedy’s wedding Friday at the compound in Hyannisport, it appears there are questions over the property’s future.

According to the Boston Globe, family members are at odds over what will become of that compound.

Negotiations are underway to donate the main house to the new Edward Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, as the late senator wished.

But according to the Globe, family members who live next to that house are concerned about how it would be used. The institute hopes to turn the house into a center for political scholars.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

The Kennedy Institute released a statement about the compound’s future:

“The Kennedy family is looking forward to a joyous gathering at the Compound this weekend to celebrate Patrick and Amy’s wedding. The family also looks forward to many other happy gatherings at the Kennedy family home.
Senator Kennedy understood the historical importance of the family home, as well as its cherished place in a small residential community. He addressed all of those issues in giving his immediate family the rights to the property for their lives and a remainder interest in the property to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
Any future plans for the family home will be consistent with the wishes of Senator Kennedy. However, no changes are imminent.”

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