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Senate Candidates share position on E/W Corridor

Senate Question 10-29-12

Link to article and video.

by WABI-TV5 News Desk – October 29th 2012 11:09am – Read more 2012 Candidate Profiles

The campaign trail is heating up as the campaign season winds down.

TV 5 has been featuring the three major candidates running to replace Sen. Olympia Snowe in the U.S. senate.

We […]

E/W Alert! Canada to send Tar Sands Oil East, all articles here!

Plus this update: LePage’s private dealings with TarSand companies

Defending Water for Life in Maine and Stop the East-West Corridor members have anticipated exposure of the link between tar-sands oil and the East-West Corridor due to pressure to get the oil from Alberta to east coast ports.

While other environmental groups are focused on opposing […]

Darryl Brown in Caribou – 2 Articles

The first article, East-West Maine highway may be privately built toll road, is from October 23 and announces Brown’s upcoming October 29 meetings in Aroostook County. This provides a good outline of proponent talking points.

The second article, Proposed Highway To Bring Great Development, is from October 29. It includes a video with many of […]

E/W Alert! Drug Forfeiture May Lead to Seizure of Township 37

In 2009, there was a huge pot bust in Washington County. Then just last week, federal prosecutors in Maine said that they may seize most of Township 37. There is additional land in surrounding townships that may also be seized, pending the outcome of this case.

About 5 miles of this land goes along the […]

Paper Industry mostly wants Rail Connection

Mill executives say Maine paper industry viable, but there are challenges

By Andrew Neff | September 26, 2012

Link to Original Article

Andrew Neff | BDN Maine paper mill executives (left to right) Keith Van Scotter, CEO of Lincoln Paper and Tissue; Bill Cohen, director of communications at Verso Mill in Bucksport; and George […]

Peter Vigue takes east-west highway gospel to forest resources group

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff | Sept. 13, 2012, at 11:44 p.m

Link to Original Article & Video

BANGOR, Maine — Given its location, if Maine is to prosper in the evolving global economy, it must take advantage of every potential opportunity that it can.

And when it comes to competing, the state needs to […]

Darryl Brown now with Cianbro as Program Manager for East-West Corridor

Official offers details on East-West Highway plan to chamber

Barry Matulaitis, Sun Media Wire | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Link to Original Article

JAY — “I can tell you in all honesty that I’ve never been as excited about a role as I am about this one,” said Darryl Brown, Program Manager for the East-West […]

15 Reasons the East-West Highway Will Never Be Built (Plus a Political Bonus!)

Analysis: Nails in the coffin

by Lance Tapley | Thursday September 6th, 2012

Link to Original Article

This past spring, out of the blue, Republican Governor Paul LePage and the GOP-controlled Maine Legislature funded a $300,000 study by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) of the feasibility of a corporate-owned, toll superhighway across the middle […]

Press Coverage from East-West Highway Rally 2-14-12

Press coverage is listed below in three sections: 1) Print, 2) TV, and 3) Radio

note: due to conglomerate press ownership, some articles repeat.

1) Print http://www.pressherald.com/news/East-west-highway-idea-resurfaces-in-Legislature.html (same as below) http://www.pressherald.com/news/this-time-private-money-would-fund-east-west-road_2012-02-15.html (same as above)

 

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/approved/0001/11/30/renewed-interest-east-west-highway-reaches-state-h/1155440 (same as below) http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/14/news/augusta/renewed-interest-in-east-west-highway-reaches-state-house/?ref=mostReadBoxBusiness (same as above)

 

http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/20285/Default.aspx

 

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/071bc5ca7ef54de69738ad69cb7689ab/ME–East-West-Highway/ (same as below) http://www.htrnews.com/usatoday/article/38576715?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs (same as above)

 

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East-West Highway Update 1-11-2012

Update 1-11-12: Yesterday, LD 1671, the bill to fund the study was supposed to go into work session with the Finance and Appropriations Committee. However, it was moved to the Transportation Committee and we are now watching to see when the work session will be scheduled. Representative James S. Gillray (R-Searsport) is on the Transportation […]