Politics cannot be totally avoided in an honest history of the town so the authors have tried to present the opinions of the towns’ citizens in their own words. They are not necessarily the opinions of the authors.
There is little debate that the number one issue that has fueled conflict among town factions for years has been “The Bridge.” As this is being written, the war that has raged for decades and has cost the state and federal treasuries millions of dollars is at last over. The court has spoken—a new high-rise bridge will now serve the town.
Over the years, there have been many issues that have caused division between the townsfolk, and almost all the interviewees mentioned being involved in a passionate debate or two.
At the end of the day, after all is said and done…we are all blessed to be here, in this paradise by the sea. The people in this book have contributed to this endeavor by telling their stories. Without them, this book would not have been written. And so…we give you a journey through the past.