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Earlier this week, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council banned smoking in Fort Williams Park, ahead of the tourist season. The ban which covers tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes, will not affect grills. Council members stressed it was largely due to littler and health concerns.

The new law will go into effect within 30 days of its passage, April 14, and carries a fine of $250.

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Fort Williams Park is a 90-acre park that includes the former Fort Williams and the Portland Head Light, a 223-year-old light house commissioned by George Washington.

Cape Elizabeth has less than 10,000 residents. It is a popular tourists destination to its location in south Maine along the Eastern seaboard.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.