Town considers regulations for Airbnbs

As the summer tourist season gets an early start, town officials await a legal opinion on whether existing laws have enough teeth to curb short-term rentals that have become a nuisance to longtime residents.

For the most part, bed-and-breakfast type establishments aren’t a problem because the owner is there to keep tenants in check. The problem is those who rent their homes short-term and do not live in them. Popular short-term rental websites like Airbnb have made it easier for property owners because the site makes it simple to list in exchange for a . . .

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