Mount Desert Island ME
You pay full taxes on your property for years and years, then the "classic" occurs in Maine. A bunch "out-of-staters" with too much money come in, take over and push the dumb locals further inland while stealing their family land. "I hope you can stop the development . . ." Beautiful. I hope when you go to sell your home you are prevented by some "out of stater." Maine is screwed, economically and heritage-wise. There''s more Jersey and Masshole accents on MDI than downeasters. It''s pretty sad. Glad I had the opportunity to grow up there before the "boom" and the influx from NY and southern New England destroyed the place. Now the NY Yacht Club takes over Rockland, reserving all the available slips, moorings, and space in the harbor for the weekend events. I was so pissed sailing in a couple years ago with NO NYYC boats in sight, empty slips and moorings everywhere, only to be told to go away - "NO SPACE." We economically challenged locals aren''t worthy of getting near the waterfront from the land, now we can''t get near the waterfront from the water. Beautiful. Maine - the way life used to be.