The Atlantic Highlands Mayor and rubber stamp Council has decided to restrict the lease of a borough-owned harbor facility to only a bait shop to replace a bait shop going out of business.  I'm guessing at least 90% of the taxpayers who pay for that facility haven't "gone fishin" for many years.  There already are bait shops all over the Bayshore.  Wouldn't it be nice to switch to a gift shop or art gallery to add ambiance and more general appeal for townspeople and tourists visiting the harbor, especially since the facility is adjacent to two of the more popular restaurants in town?  It is vision, open mindedness and willingness to change by the people who run the town - not bait - that may someday put our town, with all its natural beauty and resources and charm, on the "Money" magazine list of the top 100 towns in New Jersey along with the likes of Marlboro and Sayreville.

Paul Cavise
Democratic Candidate for Mayor
Atlantic Highlands