Five years ago Sandwich advertised a hearing for an Aerial Adventure Exhibit on lot #6—the hearing was actually for a zipline adventure park on lots #1 and #2 and no abutters to lot #2 were notified—but the neighbors are the old cranky bad guys.
Appropriateness was approved for the wrong lot and the building inspector issued a building permit for the wrong lot—but the neighbors are the nosey bad guys.
For four years Heritage operated with the zipline and after a long legal battle, the Superior Court shut Heritage down—now the neighbors are really the bad guys.
So Heritage decides to reapply to the zoning board with a new plan. The neighbors wanted to comment on the plans but were loudly rebuked by the ZBA—the neighbors are the disruptive bad guys.
At the following Sandwich Historic District Committee Hearing, Heritage produced their plan, prepared by the chairman of that committee’s company. The neighbors complained, raising a concern about a conflict of interest—but the neighbors are the character-insulting bad guys.
The chairman of the Sandwich selectmen supported Heritage at the very recent Historic Regional Appeal Hearing. The appeals board approved the appropriateness. Now Heritage can go on to make its money with an out-of-state senior partner. It’s all about money and the neighbors are painfully interfering bad guys.
Carlo M. DiPersio