Wells Joins the Free Moody Beach Fight

Wells Joins the Free Moody Beach Fight
May 22, 2024

The Wells Select Board on Tuesday announced the town will join public beach advocates in their legal fight for more rights at Moody Beach.

‘The town will be taking a position, along with the plaintiffs, that is supportive of public-use rights on Moody Beach,’ Select Board Chair John MacLeod said at the meeting, which was held in an auditorium at York County Community College to accommodate many members of the public.

MacLeod said the town will argue that the public’s uses of intertidal zones on Moody Beach should not be restricted to ‘fishing, fowling and navigation,’ a centuries-old assertion reinforced by a 1989 court case that groups, such as Free Moody Beach and Our Maine Beaches are now trying to overturn.