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Democrat David Pearson and GOP Raymond Wallace vie for House District 24 seat

By Rachel Ohm | 10-11-12 | Morning Sentinel

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A Democrat opposed to an east-west highway in northern Maine and an incumbent Republican who wants more information about the project’s impact are competing for a state Legislative seat to represent an area that includes Athens and Harmony.



Democrat David B. […]

Monson residents unanimously pass moratorium to protect against East-West Corridor threat

A great success in Monson towards sending a message about how Mainer’s in the “hollow middle” (Vigue’s term) feel about the proposed East-West Corridor:

Monson residents unanimously endorse east-west highway moratorium, Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Monson highway meeting, WVII Fox, Bangor


Passamaquoddy Tribe to create $25M water bottling facility, 96 full-time jobs

By Sharon Kiley Mack, Special to the BDN Posted Nov. 24, 2011

INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine — The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township has nearly completed lining up investors for a $25 million water bottling plant, a project that tribal Gov. Joseph Socabasin said will provide 96 full-time, good-paying jobs with benefits.

Socabasin discussed the project […]

Brewer hires former code enforcement officer as water superintendent

Let’s keep an eye on this guy.

Rodney Butler, the previous code enforcement office, left to briefly work for Nestle and is now returning to Brewer as the water superintendent. Let’s all watch to ensure no sleezy deals go down between the water commodification giant and this nice little city while Butler is in charge. […]

“Tapped” showing in Belfast, September 15th

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO WATER SUPPLIES ON OUR PLANET? WHO IS TAKING WATER SUPPLIES FOR PROFIT? ARE PLASTIC BOTTLES SAFE? “Tapped” is a new film about public Water Supplies and resources that are now being tapped and used for private profit. “Tapped” looks at how a few corporations– specially Coca Cola, Nestle, Pepsi Cola–are benefiting […]

Protect Our Water

At a recent meeting in Ellsworth’s City Hall sponsored by the Lamoine Conservation Commission, a 2009 film called “Tapped,” about huge problems with bottled water, was shown. Concerned with the stubbornness of corporations in our daily lives, I was worried that a big company could drain “my aquifer” and leave me wicked thirsty. […]

Water and the Web of Life

By Joyce White

We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, We do to ourselves. – Attributed to Chief Seattle of the Dwamish tribe

We in Maine have such an abundance of water that we tend […]

WERU coverage of “Tapped” documentary showing and panel

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributor: Meredith DeFrancesco

On Tuesday, the Lamoine Conservation Commission, the Bar Harbor Conservation Commission, the Union River Watershed Coalition, and Food & Water Watch, sponsored a showing of the documentary film “Tapped” and a panel discussion on bottled water and its impacts. Today we bring you excerpts from the panel […]

Poland Spring issue still boiling

It is unfortunate that you have chosen to give former law Professor Orlando Delogu what appears to be the final word on the issue of large water extractions in the town of Wells. He is long on pronouncements and short on insight, with a narrow lens through which he decides what is good for […]