Plum Island, photo

Newburyport News: It’s said you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, and that’s no doubt true when you are desperate for any horse you can get.

But we’d have to agree with the mouth-lookers who are urging caution over the Army Corps of Engineers’ offer to dump up to 700,000 cubic yards of sand off Plum Island—sand that is being dredged from the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The question is whether this sand is appropriate for Plum Island, and what such an infusion of non-native sand will do to local beaches.

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