Duxbury Clipper

Pier review

Town to appeal Land Court’s decision in McLauglin case

The town plans to appeal a decision by a Massachusetts Land Court Judge over turning the Zoning Board of Appeals rejection of a proposed pier off a Washington Street home.

In his decision, issued on May 27, Massachusetts Land Court Judge Kevin Smith ruled in favor of Washington Street homeowner John McLauglin, who has been battling residents and abutters over the construction of the pier that would extend from his yard into the mouth of the Bluefish River.

The town has requested an emergen...

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