The Maine Supreme Judicial Court this winter made a decision that should alarm the citizens of our beautiful state.

These jurists decreed that the enjoyment and access to Maine’s shores are now subject to the whims of a privileged few property owners, who can now legally block access to beaches and cliff walks that have been used freely by Mainers for generations.

Citizens who have used and enjoyed these places for more than 100 years are now faced with the prospect of arrest for trespassing.

Something very precious has been taken from the people of Maine. This may be the greatest theft in Maine history.

Kenneth Kantro

Cape Elizabeth