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Maine Court: Public Has No Right To Use Beach04:02

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Should beachfront property owners have exclusive access to the beach? Or should it be open to the public? The highest court in Maine ruled this week that 29 beachfront property owners have exclusive rights to two miles of beach in Kennebunkport — parts of the beach that the public has traditionally used.

Amy Tchao, the town attorney for Kennebunkport, argued the beach should have public access. She joins Here & Now's Robin Young.


  • Amy Tchao, town attorney for Kennebunkport and Sebago, Maine.

This segment aired on February 7, 2014.

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