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Upcoming East-West Corridor Events

Updated February 10, 2013

February 21 ~ Hancock County Democratic Committee, 7-8pm, Ellsworth City Hall, FMI Contact Kent Price 469-1903 
Chris Buchanan, coordinator for Stop the [East-West] Corridor, and State Representative
Katherine Cassidy (D-Lubec) at 7 pm on Thursday, February 21, will address
the controversial East-West Highway currently planned for the Calais area to
Coburn Gore. The presentation will be the feature segment of the Hancock
County Democratic Committee’s regular monthly meeting, in Ellsworth City
Hall’s third-floor auditorium.

Chris Buchanan, who is working with many groups opposing the toll road, will
provide an overview of the proposal. Rep. Cassidy is a co-sponsor of the
bill to defund the $300,000 economic feasibility study that had been
authorized by the previous Maine legislature.

March 2 ~ Presentation at Dexter School, 1-4pm
Presentation for the local community being organized by STEWC members.  Confirmed details TBA soon!
March 9 ~ Outreach / Informational Meeting
STEWC meeting focused on sharing information and reaching out to more people, being organized by Sidney Mitchell.  Confirmed details TBA shortly.
 
March 13 ~ The East-West Corridor, Why Not? A Panel Presentation and Community Conversation by STEWC 
5:30 – 7:30pm Washington County Community College Lecture Hall, Calais
Panelists include:
Gene Ripley – jobs and economic impacts
Maria Girouard – water, natural resources, and our relationship with the Earth
Paul Schroeder – transparency, sovereignty / local control, eminent domain, Public-Private-Partnerships
Chris Buchanan – introductory overview, moderation
Jane Crosen is working with the map team to provide high quality maps of potential routes.
March 27 ~ The East-West Corridor, Why Not? A Panel Presentation and Community Conversation by STEWC 
5:30 – 7:30pm University of Maine at Machias, Lecture Hall in the Science Building, Machias
Panelists include:
Gene Ripley – jobs and economic impacts
Maria Girouard – water, natural resources, connecting the dots, and our relationship with the Earth
Paul Schroeder – transparency, sovereignty / local control, eminent domain, Public-Private-Partnerships
Chris Buchanan – introductory overview, moderation
Jane Crosen is working with the map team to provide high quality maps of potential routes.
March 30 ~ next STEWC coalition meeting, Daybreak Cafe, Old Town, exact time TBA but expect it to be in the morning
 
April 7 ~ Alliance for the Common Good Teach-In, UMO
More details TBA.  The theme is “Budget For All . . . Why not?” After keynote speakers there will be a panel of five people talking about topics of concern. Finally there will be two sessions of workshops with 5 workshops in each session.  The proposed LPG Tank in Searsport and the E/W Corridor will be the focus of one of the workshops. The Alliance has three slogans, one of which is a Develop a Maine Economy that protects Maine’s Environment. In this 40 minute workshop we will provide context and information for the group on how people can become involved in our campaigns.  Maximum participation is encouraged.
April 11 ~ AN EAST-WEST CORRIDOR THROUGH MAINE? PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PEOPLE
part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (controversy series) this Spring on Thursdays, 12:30-1:45pm in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMO
 
John Banks is a Penobscot tribal member and has served as Director of its
Natural Resources for 32 years.
Chris Buchanan is Maine Coordinator for Defending Water for Life and
statewide Coordinator for Stop the East-West Corridor (STEWC).
Gene Ripley is a farmer and entrepreneur whose Dover-Foxcroft farm may lie
in the path of the proposed East-West corridor.

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