Linda Bean, heir to the L.L. Bean family fortune, has more plans in the works for the scenic seaside village of Port Clyde, and not all the local residents are happy about it.
Since at least 1990, the Maine attorney general’s office has never ruled a fatal shooting by a law enforcement officer unjustified.
“What’s happened over time with the public record law in Maine is it’s turned into Swiss cheese,” a First Amendment lawyer in Portland said. “There are just so many exemptions to it, and some of them are ambiguous and open to broad interpretation.”