Dexter – Mainers against the proposed East-West Corridor spoke out in Dexter on Saturday.
The timeline for a highway running east and west across Maine is unclear, but the project manager says it will happen.
Residents in the Dexter held a forum, so community members can ask questions.
Many Mainers say they want to know the exact route of the project and who will be affected.
One organizer said she doesn’t think it will be just a highway, she expects tar sands pipe lines and fracking gas pipelines.
A Member of the Stop the East-West Corridor, Meg Gilmartin said “It threatens Maine’s way of life. Here we have a really strong community based rural traditions. Farming, treasuring our natural resources, hunting, fishing, and we want to protect those things.”
Organizers said Project Manager for Cianbro, Darryl Brown denied an invitation to attend.
by Jackie De Tore – March 1st 2013
Dexter – The timeline for a highway running east and west across Maine is unclear, but the project manager for Cianbro said it will happen.
Recent discussions with Maine Town Officials and Darryl Brown of Cianbro show the route could go through Charleston, Garland, and Dexter.
Now people in the Dexter are holding a forum so community members can ask questions.
Organizers said Brown declined an invitation to attend, but a local farmer and the state coordinator for people against the highway will be in attendance.
Community members can head to Ridge View Middle School Gymnasium on Saturday between 1:00-4:00pm to ask any questions or learn more information about the corridor.