November 15, 2013 12:47PM
By NANCY BURNS-FUSARO
Sun Staff Writer
WESTERLY — While superstar Taylor Swift was in New York Wednesday preparing to share the catwalk with the Victoria’s Secret Angels, and lunching with chart-topping artist Lorde at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, there was a tempest swirling around her Bluff Avenue home.
Earlier this week, when local surfers and beach walkers noticed a number of construction vehicles climbing up and down the hill in front of Swift’s property, which borders a public right-of-way to the shore, a cry of alarm was sounded on Facebook and other social media with questions: What’s going on at East Beach? What’s happening to the wall?
It’s all good, said Laura Dwyer, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. Permits were issued to Swift on Nov. 6 for maintenance work and “riprap revetment repair.”