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Eastern Trail Alliance closing gap in funding, Scarborough

By Melanie Sochan, published on February 9, 2017

SCARBOROUGH — The Eastern Trail Alliance is just under $600,000 away from starting a 1.6-mile Close the Gap project.

The alliance has already raised more than $3.2 million towards the $3.8 million project, closing in on the funding needed to make the proposal a reality.

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Town & Country donates to trail fund

Published in the Scarborough Leader, Community News, 2/3/2107

Town & Country Federal Credit Union announced that it will make the largest philanthropic gift in credit union history to the Eastern Trail Alliance’s Close the Gap campaign.

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Credit union donates $100,000 to fill gap in South Portland-to-Kittery trail

The gift from Town & Country Federal Credit Union will be used to complete a 1.6-mile gap in the Eastern Trail as it runs through Scarborough.

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Eastern Trail users celebrate extension of off-road path

The ambitious Eastern Trail project will add another key component next year, as work begins on a 1.6 mile section to connect South Portland and Scarborough.

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Deadline looms for trail extension

By Michael Kelley Staff Writer, Scarborough Leader - published 12/9/16

The race is on to raise the remaining funds to extend the Eastern Trail and form a connection between Scarborough and South Portland.

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Eastern Trail Alliance’s fundraising goal is in sight

The group is closing in on a financial target to construct a difficult portion of an envisioned 64-mile path.

[The following article, by Deirdre Fleming, Staff Writer of the Portland Press Herald, gives great exposure to the ETA's current Close the Gap campaign]

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Wassailing in the Woods - CANCELLED

Saturday, Dec. 17th, 4 - 5:30 pm. Scarborough Marsh - CANCELLED - We'll plan it for next year!!!.

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New "Close the Gap" Promo Video

Please take a minute to watch and share this drone video shot by Black Fly Media for the Close the Gap Campaign.

If you can, please share on your social channels, share in your eNewsletters, and tag @eastern trail and @blackflymedia as you see fit.

"Close the Gap" is a formal fundraising campaign...

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Blaze Orange - A Sure Sign of Fall in Maine

Though summer is only now beginning to yield to cooler temps, hunting season is already upon us. Please be aware that hunting is permitted in Maine on many private and public lands — some in close proximity to the Eastern Trail and other local trails.

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Letter to the editor: Please donate to help close the gap in the Eastern Trail

According to a 2014 survey by the Eastern Trail Alliance, almost 90,000 people per year use the Eastern Trail, running from Bug Light in South Portland to Kittery – 62 miles.

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