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Grant will fund safer, better routes to Ellsworth schools

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Forty years ago, half of all American children walked or biked to school every day.

Now, over half ride to school in private cars, and fewer than 15 percent of all school trips are made by walking or bicycling.

Ellsworth village and school officials hope to change local patterns of behavior by using a federal grant to build more sidewalks, better paths and safer street crossings.

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