Welcome to Scarborough Beaches Alert!


Since the reported killing of a piping plover chick at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, Maine on July 15, 2013, the issue of dogs on the Town’s beaches has been a hot topic.  In this blog, I hope to add some light to the heat this topic has already generated.  My goals are to:

  • inform
  • analyze
  • entertain
  • and, where necessary, excoriate.

Any undertaking like this will necessarily have a point a view.  Mine is simple — the people of Scarborough should control access to the Town’s beaches.  Not a Federal agency.  And not those members of the Town Council who are attempting to impose their personal opinions on the rest of us.  I hope you will enjoy this small attempt to separate the real issues, motives and solutions from the phony ones.

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Scarborough Beaches Alert!

  1. Doug Pierce

    Great to have this blog – as an alternative to the on going chatter on Facebook.
    Looking forward to the continuing open dialogue.

    1. tthannah Post author

      Thank you. The Facebook group has played a central role in this effort. And it will going forward, too. It’s a great way to share ideas and action plans. I decided to leave the FB group in order to establish some distance between my sometimes incendiary (and always forcefully stated) opinions and those of the D.O.G.S. leadership. Although my goals and those of the DOGS group are very similar, I don’t want the entire DOGS group to get the “lunatic fringe” reputation because of one member (me). Thanks again for following this blog!


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