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CHARLESTOWN - A future ballot question to authorize the town of Charlestown to sell a town-owned right-of-way to the ocean brought beach access rights discussions into the council chambers on Monday night.
The town council voted 3-2 to put the question to the voters on this yearâ€™s ballot at the previous meeting. Councilor Lisa DiBello and Council Vice President Paula Andersen voted against it.
The property, a 5-foot strip of land from Charlestown Beach Road to the ocean, was originally owned by a neighbor whoâ€™s porch and septic tank were on the property. The strip of land was used as a public right-of-way to the beach by all of the neighbors on the road during this time.
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