by Roger Wood
Brooks Kennedy, 12, of York Maine made it clear that she was having fun while participating in a serious local issue Saturday.
Brooks was one of some two dozen activists demonstrating in support of a ballot question on the upcoming Town Meeting warrant.
Friends of the Cliff Walk in York Harbor Maine – Courtesy Photo
If approved, selectmen would be authorized to spend up to $50,000 for legal costs relating to public access to the Cliff Walk in York Harbor.
“It’s fun when they honk their horns,” Brooks said as passing motorists signaled their support for the effort. She said she would like to see the fencing and wall erected by two homeowners removed from the historic seaside path that has been fully open to the public for over a century.
Cliff Walk, York Harbor Maine – Courtesy Photo
“All my friends like to walk the path,” she offered, while holding her sign, which read “Vote Yes Article #35.”
Brooks was standing near her grandfather Bob Gordon, a member of Friends of the Cliff Walk, which organized the hour-long morning rally in front of Town Hall. I covered the rally, and you can hear my report by clicking on the listen arrow above or download link below.
The next phase of the public awareness campaign is the group’s plan to walk the path next Saturday at 2 p.m.
Voting on Question 35 will take place during the Town Meeting ballot session May 18.