Cumberland Town Council OKs trail markers

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CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously adopted a logo for town-owned trails.

The town’s Lands and Conservation Commission recommended the standardized markers, according to Town Manager Bill Shane. The council was “generally receptive” to the proposed design, but thought it best to put it out for public input, he said.

No one from the public commented at Monday’s meeting.

At least three dozen trails span approximately 1,000 acres of open space in Cumberland, according to Shane. The markings will inform people that they are legally accessing public property.

The council also heard a report on a Forest Lake watershed survey, as well as a “Heroin 101” primer from Police Chief Charles Rumsey.

Rumsey said the Fire Department has responded to six opioid overdoses in the past year, and Narcan – which temporarily blocks the drug from the body’s receptors – was used three times.

“Much less than some towns; I think we can be happy about that,” Rumsey said of the six cases, “but far from where we want it to be, for sure.”

The Cumberland Town Council on Monday adopted this logo to mark town-owned trails.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.