The Town has long characterized the Goose Rocks Beach litigation as an example of greedy owners trying to "privatize the beach". This false narrative, advanced by the Town at every turn, is exposed in the Law Court's opinion regarding Public Prescriptive Easements. Here is the Order in full: Chief Justice Saufley makes clear that the Town had long acknowledged the beach to be PRIVATE PROPERTY, until they changed their tune in 2005. It was this REVERSAL by the Town that was the cause of the lawsuit, NOT any attempt by property owners to take anything that did not belong to them. The Town then spent millions of dollars of taxpayer funds pursuing their new theory, all the while misleading the public about the motives of the Plaintiffs. It should be clear to any reader of Saufley's opinion that she holds both the Town and their counsel in low regard for the way they prosecuted this case. In a very rare move, she even invites the Plaintiffs to seek recompense for legal fees should the Town attempt to bully them with Private Prescriptive Easement claims.