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Biking the Eastern Trail

BY RON CHASE - Seniors Not Acting Their Age
The Times Record  - September 22, 2017

Cycling is one of my favorite activities and a primary source of aerobic exercise. The older I get the more I enjoy it. A runner for almost forty years, a knee replacement compelled me to quit. The knee guy said that if I kept running, I’d soon be back for another one. A certified sissy, I’m not suffering that very painful rehabilitation again if I can avoid it.


Taking stock of Eastern Trail’s value

By Michael Kelley, Staff Writer  |  Scarborough Leader Online | July 21, 2017

Three environmentally-focused groups are coming together to connect with strollers, bicyclists and runners on the Eastern Trail to gauge what the trail, and the Scarborough Marsh, which the trail cuts through in Scarborough, means to them and educate passersby about the value of the marsh.


Inaugural John Andrews Memorial 5K - A Great Success!

On May 20th, we held the inaugural John Andrews Memorial 5K Walk/Run sponsored by O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant and Bar. This event was held to honor John Andrews, Eastern Trail founder, mentor and friend, who passed away in February 2017. Over 100 people came out to run, walk, volunteer, cheer and otherwise support the event and honor John's memory. We were especially honored to have members of John's family be with us.


Thompson family donates $25,000 to help complete Eastern Trail in Scarborough

The children of Dr. Philip Thompson made the contribution to the Eastern Trail Alliance to celebrate his 100th birthday.

By Kelley Bouchard | Staff Writer | Published in the Portland Press Herald 5/17/2017


Memorial gift boosts funds for Eastern Trail

By Melanie Sochan on May 11, 2017 SCARBOROUGH

What’s an appropriate gift for a beloved father’s 100th birthday? For one family, it was the decision to donate $25,000 to the Eastern Trail Alliance’s Close the Gap Project.


Eastern Trail Ambassador Program

Do you enjoy being out on the Eastern Trail? Meeting people? Learning about the History of the area and sharing what you’ve learned?


UNE professor begins study on Eastern Trail

By Garrick Hoffman, Staff Writer | Biddeford Saco OOB Courier  | 3/23/2017

BIDDEFORD/SACO – When University of New England professor Noah Perlut first heard about upcoming construction happening on the Eastern Trail, he knew he wanted to conduct some kind of study on it, and he has finally found the right time to do so.


Wex donates $25,000 to help fill gaps in Eastern Trail in Scarborough

The Eastern Trail Alliance is raising $3.8 million to build two bridges that would give trail users access to 16 contiguous miles from Saco to South Portland.


John Andrews - "The Founder of the Eastern Trail"

It is with many fond memories and heavy hearts that we share the passing of John Andrews, the “Founder of the Eastern Trail” and an ETA President Emeritus.  John was, indeed, an inspiring man of vision and untiring spirit.


Eastern Trail extension picks up momentum

By RYDER SCHUMACHER, Journal Tribune Staff Writer, Published 2/15/17

YORK COUNTY —Bikers and hikers of York County may have a new trail to traverse in another year, as actions to extend the Eastern Trail in York County have picked up momentum.




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