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Many lament potential loss of access to Maine beach

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — As she walked her yellow Lab along a frigid Goose Rocks Beach Thursday, Pam Reynolds surveyed the broad, curved stretch of sand and sadly shook her head.

Sections of her neighborhood beach, a summer treasure for generations and a jewel of Maine’s southern coast, were declared private property this week in what could prove to be a far-reaching court decision. The prospect of losing access to parts of the lovely shore and having its 2-mile stretch interrupted was devastating.

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