Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

I was appalled by the recent front page article in the Boston Globe regarding an 8,300-square-foot house on Chappaquiddick. It was built too close to the water and now has to be moved back (which will be a temporary fix, at best). I would like to know where the planning and conservation boards were prior to this house being built, as it seems to go against all good judgment regarding size and location on this fragile piece of land. Why isn’t there a size restriction and site placement restriction on Chappaquiddick (and all other applicable Island locations)?

Mar Harrison  Ripton, Vt.