Open spaces open to discussion at 3 meetings

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PORTLAND — The first of three public meetings on the nature and future uses of city-owned open spaces was held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Riverton Community Center.

The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Reiche Elementary School, 166 Brackett St., followed by a 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 session at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

The meetings are part of a comprehensive assessment of open spaces and how they might be used in the future. The study is funded through an $18,000 grant from the city-based Lerner Foundation and is being conducted by the Maine chapter of the Trust for Public Land and Portland Trails.

For more information on future meetings and the study, visit www.portlandmaine.gov and www.trails.org.

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