As a 13-year owner of a condominium in town, I was very upset to hear that I may not be able to purchase the town beach pass.
Funny, I am required to pay the same amount of tax as everyone else that lives here full time. Funny, I am required to contribute to the schools through my taxes,even though I have no children going to school here. Funny, I don’t put extra stress on the roads for six months of the year! But I am not considered part of the town, and I am not allowed to go to the same beach as my neighbors and friends?
I love this town. That’s why we moved here. I was not informed that we had to live here all winter to be allowed to park at the beach I have enjoyed for 13 years!
I hope the town council will represent ALL of the Westerly community when making the decision about beach parking!