Skip to comments.Kennedy family divided over Mass. family compound [minor barf alert]
Posted on 07/14/2011 7:10:53 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) For the Kennedys, the family compound has long been a place to relax, to celebrate and to grieve. Members of America's most glamorous political dynasty played touch football on the lawn, walked the beach and sailed the sound. The cluster of white-clapboard homes on Cape Cod served as the summer White House when Jack was president.
It was there that the family retreated after his assassination. And it was there that Caroline held her wedding reception and Ted spent his final days.
Now, as the Kennedys gather for another wedding there, the family is divided over the future of the compound.
On Friday, Patrick Kennedy, a former eight-term congressman from Rhode Island and the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, will marry New Jersey schoolteacher Amy Petitgout in a small, private ceremony presided over by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. At the same time, the Kennedys are split over what is to become of this Camelot-by-the sea.
Sen. Edward Kennedy's widow, Vicki Kennedy, and his three children plan to transfer the main house at the compound to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, perhaps for use as a scholarly retreat or a museum.
Some Kennedys have raised concerns about those plans, according to a family associate who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. They are worried about protecting the privacy of family members who will continue to live on the grounds, maintaining the overall character of the compound and ensuring access to the beachfront property, the family associate said.
Family members are discussing the concerns in hopes of resolving the issue before the property changes hands, the family associate said.
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I know someone that was there shortly before Ted died, and said the place was dated and run down.
Does anybody know if there’s any truth to the story that Kennedy died in Florida and was listed as a Florida resident at the time of his death so-as to avoid Massachusetts’ onerous death taxes?
Why should his name be on the main compound.
He was the most useless brother.
Think of it as the house that prohibition built.
I think I just threw up a little in my mouth
All reports out of non-Kennedy people who have been inside have confirmed that the place is indeed dated and quite run down. Same went for the place in Palm Beach where the one Kennedy grandchild was accused of raping a young woman. Forget what his last name was.
I suspect that after old man Joe Kennedy died, that none of his kids wanted to spend money keeping either residence maintained in the proper fashion. All they wanted to do was use them as places to crash and party.
What is their annual tax bill?
What is their annual property tax bill?
And by the way - JOHN F. KENNEDY GOT ASSASSINATED!!!
Did you know that?????!
$56,000 annual property tax
probably a special discount
for anyone who wants to stroll down history lane..the various houses
Hammersmith was quite huge
No way, a driving school is a much better choice.
I remember when that place was the center of the universe. Long time passing.
It really does seem that the Kennedys have a curse - no point in going into whether or not it was deserved.
“They should be true to its history and preserve it as a bordello and speakeasy.”
The Kennedys did not suffer from a curse. They simply reaped the consequences of poor choices. When you make so many bad decisions, eventually you'll do something beyond your money or connections ability to protect you.
“He was the most useless brother.”
Talk about tough competition!
just rummaging around I found that RFK , JR said there wasn’t much money left..and that Jackie O paid for fixing Ethyls roof when it was leaking
They should name it after the poor daughter that Joe turned into a zombie.
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