Is that phrased diplomatically enough?
Estimates of the loss range from less than 10 percent to as much as a third of the approximately 120,000 cubic yards of sand deposited along 2,500 feet of shoreline in October by a dredging company under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Daily News)
I like the disparity in the estimates of loss. My old pal Newbury Selectman Vincent Russo says 10% and Conservation Agent Doug Packer says as much as 30%.
But this is my favorite quote, from PITA President Ron Barrett: "I think it will last the winter," he said. "It all depends on how many storms we have."
I like Ron - he returns my phone calls - but ... Ummm, wasn't it supposed to last 5 years, or so?
The story does not reference how much the project cost us taxpayers ($5.5 mil). Of course, some of that was for dredging the channel alone.
Further, the "concern, but not alarm" was expressed by a resident, not anyone "official."
I bet plenty of people are alarmed.