Or a couple might be in a commuter marriage, conducting their long-distance relationship through phone calls and web cams.
Or an Indian engineer in Baltimore may log on to an Indian matrimonial site and find the woman of his dreams -- a dental student in Bangalore.
With that decision looming, the town better known for sandy beaches and well-heeled summer visitors has become the backdrop for a widening swirl of allegations of municipal wrongdoing.
Nearly three dozen interviews with current and former town officials and residents, and reviews of court documents and town records, reveal how Fortier’s brash style and tendency to push ethical boundaries inflamed long-simmering tensions over the cozy relationships between town officials and prominent citizens.
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