Environment

Vision for rail trail from Portland to New Gloucester comes into focus

|Deirdre Fleming, Portland Press Herald|

NORTH YARMOUTH — From the back of the industrial buildings along Presumpscot Street in Portland to Yarmouth’s parks to the woods of North Yarmouth and New Gloucester, Dick Woodbury stopped at several railroad crossings and dreamed.

Two years ago he and fellow bike enthusiast Sue Ellen Bordwell helped found the Casco Bay Trail Alliance to advocate for Maine’s next important rail trail pathway. It would run just a few blocks from Portland’s Back Cove on the dormant, state-owned St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail line to New Gloucester, just shy of Auburn. Keep reading

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