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Dog Leash Fight Not Over

| October 17, 2013

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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) – The battle isn’t over  on whether unleashed dogs should be allowed on Scarborough’s town-run beaches.  The town council earlier this month approved an ordinance that requires dogs to be leashed year-round on all town property.  This new ordinance came about after an unleashed dog killed a protected piping plover chick on Pine Point Beach in July. At the time, the dog was allowed to be unleashed. The council on Wednesday voted against reconsidering the new ordinance. But more than 2,700 residents have gathered a petition seeking a town-wide referendum to decide the issue.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Scarborough has ignored repeated warnings about allowing unleashed dogs on town beaches during plover nesting season.

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