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Portland clears another large homeless encampment

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2023
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PORTLAND, Maine — It started early, before 8 a.m., but it was already sweltering. Dozens of city workers, police officers and representatives from area homeless aid agencies converged on the Fore River Parkway Trail on Wednesday morning and began clearing tents, belongings and people from a long-established homeless campsite there. Despite recent efforts at finding housing for residents living along the trail, about 50 people were still calling it home when the heavy loaders and dump trucks arrived and started hauling their things away to a local incinerator. It’s the...

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