The property committee in Hallowell voted unanimously to close down the city's dog park at least until next spring due to sanitation issues. Apparently there is a continuing issue of trash and dog excrement being left behind. Here is Renee Nelson's take on the closure.

The decision miffed resident Emily Baker, who said the city did not adequately notify the public that they need to carry trash in and out, or that they are responsible for the park’s cleanliness. The notion of closing the dog park was met with skepticism from Mayor Mark Walker, who said responsible dog owners would be upset the park would be closed.

We will keep this story updated as we learn more details.

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