Cape Elizabeth Sends a Lawyer to Tell a Shooting Range to Be Quiet. No Matter What Happens, We All Win

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shooting rangeCAPE ELIZABETH — A lawyer may soon clarify the town’s role in a long-running dispute between a shooting range and its neighbors. So far, the town has skirted any involvement in licensing or regulating the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club, which has been a fixture on Sawyer Road since the 1960s. That stance could change, however. Town Manager Michael McGovern said Wednesday that the town may hire Portland lawyer Kenneth Cole to sort out the town’s rights and responsibilities. “We legitimately want independent advice,” McGovern said. “We want to make sure we’re right, whatever the law is.” Seeds of the dispute were sown in the mid-1990s, when a housing development was built in the area now called Cross Hill.  (read more at The Forecaster)

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