2016-08-12 / Letters

Hoopla over beach rose cutting is overblown

To the editor:

The (reaction to the trimming of beach roses along Great Hill Road) seems to be a good example of government overreach, which is concerning a lot of people. Kennebunk Land Trust, which is in the business of doing good things for the community, made a mistake and transgressed a bureaucratic rule about trimming rosa rugosa within a proscribed area.

Of course, the trimming is good for the plant and rosa rugosa grows back in no time. But they broke the rule. How horrid. No question that KLT should know the rules and should coordinate activities in the area with KBIA. But all this hoopla and a potential fine? Seems to me our officials have a lot of more pressing issues to deal with.

Pete Martin
Kennebunkport

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