Headline and article from the AP Wire:
By Cara Rubinsky, Associated Press Writer
March 5, 2005

Article highlights:
"But living in the idyllic spot 12 months a year is six too many, according to a regulation designed to lessen the environmental impact of waterfront cottages with poor septic systems built close together.

The Lowys and at least nine other families didn't know they were running afoul of the 1964 so-called "seasonal use" regulation until last year, when this town near the Rhode Island border hired a new zoning officer.

North Stonington's zoning laws don't specify when homeowners can live on their properties, but restrict people from living full-time in homes on land smaller than two acres.

Residents are exempt if they can prove their homes were used year-round before 1964."