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Our archive of more in-depth news articles and reports (running back to the 1990's) can be found here. You can also search for past articles using the search function in the left hand side column

People on the Trail

 

"People on the Trail" is a regular feature on this site where we meet interesting people on the Eastern Trail.  Our great photographer and trail use photo-journalist, Jim Bucar, has been taking photos for years showing how so many people use and enjoy the trail. 

We try to add new pictures and stories to this collection from time to time. Keep an eye out for new additions!!

Go here to see our "People on the Eastern Trail" images

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Hinckley Connector trail in South Portland gets go-ahead

KRYSTEANA SCRIBNER | THE FORECASTER | Posted August 8, 2019

SOUTH PORTLAND — Almost 10 years after it was first proposed, city councilors on Tuesday finally approved establishing a trail from Broadway to Highland Avenue.

The trail along a walking path used for years by the public will be formally known as the Hinckley Connector.

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Everyone can benefit from simple trail rules

Eds. note: The following Letter to the Editor appeared online in the Portland Press Herald on July 12

Editor,

The weekend of June 29, representatives of the Eastern Trail, along with Bicycle Coalition of Maine and AARP, had a wonderful walk and bike ride on the Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail. It was a pleasure seeing so many people on the trail walking and riding their bikes.

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Trail etiquette for all users

Eds. note: The following Letter to the Editor appeared online in the Journal Tribune on June 11

Editor,

The weekend of June 29, representatives of the Eastern Trail, along with Bicycle Coalition of Maine and AARP had a wonderful walk and bike ride on the Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail. It was a pleasure seeing so many people on the trail walking and riding their bikes.

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Annual event raises funds for work of the Eastern Trail Alliance

Scarborough Leader | May 24, 2019 | By Garrick Hoffman Contributing Writer

SCARBOROUGH – Nearly 170 runners and walkers gathered Saturday morning to help raise money for the Eastern Trail Alliance and honor its founder, John Andrews, with his eponymous, third annual race, the John Andrews Memorial 5K.

Beginning at O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant and Bar – the chief sponsor for the race – participants ran and walked an off-road section of the Eastern Trail out-and-back on the scenic Scarborough Marsh.

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Loop and Lunch Rides Announced for 2019

Since the summer of 2013, Russ Lamer has led "loop and lunch rides" on the Eastern Trail.  Each has offered a loop ride on either the off-road or on-road sections of the trail (or both!), as well as a refreshing restaurant lunch along the route.

Russ has announced the 2019 ET LOOP & LUNCH ride dates and routes.

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Wildlife thrives on candid camera along the Eastern Trail

UNE professor Noah Perlut will use the data to assess the impact of a planned 1.6-mile trail extension.

BY DEIRDRE FLEMING

SCARBOROUGH — In the spring of 2017, University of New England professor Noah Perlut downloaded the first videos from a game camera he’d hung low on a tree just off the Eastern Trail near the Nonesuch River in order to record the wildlife living nearby. Later, from his office, he looked at the images the camera captured over a two-month stretch. He was surprised at the first species he observed in the video, waddling through the woods: a pair of wood ducks foraging on the forest floor.

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New Partnership Addresses Next Generation of Eastern Trail Users

The Eastern Trail Alliance, Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s South Portland Club have joined forces to introduce pre-teens and teens to the wonders of the Eastern Trail by teaching the mechanics of bike repair and providing bikes on which to ride the trail.

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2nd Annual "Taste of the Town" Gala a Huge Success

On April 6th, friends and supporters of the Eastern Trail gathered at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough for the 2nd Annual Taste of the Town Gala.

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East Coast Greenway: Hike or bike your way from Maine to Florida

[Ed. Note: The Eastern Trail is specifically mentioned in this article that appeared in USA Today on March 22]

East Coast Greenway will connect trails from Maine to Florida
The 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway connects biking and walking paths and will eventually create a park from the Canadian border to Key West, Florida.

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