Protecting my land
To the Editor:
They say, here in Maine, an individual’s property right could never be infringed upon by government-backed bureaucratic conglomerates.
Well, what a slap in my face it was when I found all my “No Trespassing" signs had disappeared and had been replaced with public recreational trail signage.
I was given no warning this was going to happen. My very rights as a landowner trampled on by someone who considers the laws of this state insignificant to his own interests.
The state promotes the Snowmobile and ATV industry with great zeal, but I never thought they would allow the takeover of a citizen’s land.
Before I pass from this earth, I will do what I must to protect by land.
This act of injustice has compelled me to gate off this portion of my land and to deny access to everyone but people who have deeded right of way across it.
To my neighbors and friends, I truly regret having to do this and hope you can understand how unsettling it is to find your property being taken over against your will. I hope you and the right to enjoy your land is never subjected to the self-righteous power that some select entities feel possessed with by government support.
Freemont and Phyllis Tibbetts,