Posted on October 21, 2015
By George Brennan, Cape Cod Times
Judge Keith Long said Sandwich property owners seeking an injunction may “regret” not signing permanent easements to make dredged sand available to protect their coastal homes.
A Land Court judge has denied an injunction from coastal property owners to block the town from accepting 150,000 cubic yards of dredge materials to protect Town Neck Beach.
In a 17-page decision issued Friday, Judge Keith Long denied the motion, saying the property owners may “regret” not signing permanent easements to make the sand available to protect their coastal homes. Ultimately, the judge ruled that the property owners failed to demonstrate they would win on the merits of the case or that the harm done to them would be greater than harm done to the town, both standards required for an injunction.
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