PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: William Baker started his two-hour paddle on the Presumpscot River on Monday by sliding down the riverbank past the end of Ash Street — intentionally.

It was his only way to get there.

Baker, Westbrook’s assistant city administrator and director of business and community relations, hopes to make it easier for people to enjoy the river this spring by having ramps and floating docks installed at three locations near the city’s downtown.

“We’ve got an extraordinary environmental amenity in the center of the city, but, in essence, we have no way to get to it,” Baker said Thursday. (READ MORE)