Action Alert: Protest “Gateway to Opportunity” Luncheon this Thursday

Action Alert: No East-West Corridor

Protest “Gateway to Opportunity” Luncheon

this Thursday, March 29th at 11:45am,

(Canadian time, so 10:45 Maine time) 

LD 1671, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study for an East-West Highway, was approved by the House and Senate last week.  Now it’s time to up the ante.

Cianbro President Peter Vigue and Maine DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt are being hosted by the Town of St. Stephen to share “his vision of transportation for Maine” at a noon luncheon.  We’ll crash the party by sharing our vision of Maine without a supercorridor. Please forward widely!


Where:  405 Milltown Boulevard, St. Stephen, New Brunswick Canada at the St. Patrick’s Church Hall (link to map below)



  • Bring your passport to cross the border
  • We will protest outside.  Bring banners, signs, etc.
  • We need a video camera and MPBN will use our footage in their upcoming story.  Let me know if you can film or lend us your camera!
  • A couple of us will attend the lunch itself.  The lunch costs $20 and requires registration. I will register myself but want one more person. We can cover your cost.  Let me know ASAP.
  • If we get media coverage, we’ll need a media point person.  I’ll prep a media packet.  Let me know if you can do this.
  • Carpools.  Let’s make that happen.  I have room in my car.


Announcement in Calais Advertiser:


Link to location map:,+st.+stephen,+new+brunswick&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x4ca5f8d78728d2a5:0x81bb48610046c69c,405+Milltown+Blvd,+St+Stephen,+NB+E3L+1J3,+Canada&gl=us&ei=7J1wT4jpJuX10gHb3PWwBg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA


Meeting:  Our next strategy meeting is this Wednesday as 6pm at the Newport Entertainment Center in Newport.  Join us!


Contact: Chris Buchanan, 207-257-1443 or chris(at)defendingwater(dot)net


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2 thoughts on “Action Alert: Protest “Gateway to Opportunity” Luncheon this Thursday

  1. Glad to see people are working to stop the east-west highway toll road. It is not needed and won’t serve the people of Maine. I hope you get good support and keep the pressure on our elected representatives. Herb

    • Thanks for writing Herb. There are many ways to jump in on the campaign if you are willing to help. We will be doing presentations to selectboards and other groups across the State, as well as taking these kinds of opportunities in St. Stephen to voice our opposition. We have developed regional working groups to coordinate the work. Even if you don’t live in one of the towns along the route, there’s plenty to do! Thanks for checking out the website and let me know if you want to jump in. ~Chris

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