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Letter to the editor: Cianbro still brandishing corridor ax

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January 4, 2015

It’s been over six years since the Cianbro Corp. published its feasibility study on the 220-mile strip of industrial development known as the East-West Corridor.

Since Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue met with strident opposition after airing his plan before the Penobscot County commissioners in Bangor in May 2013, the status of this construction project – which would be the largest in Maine’s history – has been shrouded […]

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Maine east-west highway timeline

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff | Posted Dec. 30, 2014, at 5:45 a.m. Follow on Twitter Find on Facebook

1990 – Leaders at the New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers’ conference in Hartford, Connecticut, recommend the creation of an east-west highway through Maine that would link the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec.

1991 – Departing Speaker of the House John L. Martin told Presque Isle […]

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Dead or dormant? Proponents, opponents weigh in on status of east-west highway proposal

BDN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC ZELZ By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff Follow on Twitter Find on Facebook Posted Dec. 30, 2014, at 5:37 a.m. Last modified Dec. 30, 2014, at 5:53 a.m. Related stories Maine east-west highway timeline Link to original article.

PITTSFIELD, […]

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In Maine, More Hipsters Choosing Life on the Farm

By JENNIFER MITCHELL | DEC 11, 2014 | Maine Public Broadcasting Network Link to original article and radio broadcast.

VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 5 Gene and Mary Margaret Ripley hold bags of carrots produced on their farm in […]

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Major power company signs on to wind and hydro transmission project through Maine

By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff | Dec. 10, 2014, at 9:01 a.m. Follow on Twitter Find on Facebook Link to Original Article.

PORTLAND, Maine — National Grid, one of the region’s largest utilities, has signed on as a partner in a power transmission project that would link Maine wind projects and Canadian hydropower to population […]

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LePage, utilities commissioner conflict over PUC recusal standards

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | By Naomi Schalit ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the state’s Public Utilities Commission has been settled in the short term, but threatens to produce more controversy over the long term.

The conflict was resolved when Gov. Lepage recently appointed former Superior Court Judge John Atwood to substitute for commission member David Littell on a high-profile case […]

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Response to “Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye…[on EWC]” & Contact info for Gubernatorial Candidates

RE: BDN Article, Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye — mostly — on Maine’s proposed east-west highway, July 20, 2014 by Mario Moretto

Hello everyone,

I sent the following email to the reporter about a couple glaring inaccuracies in the most recent BDN article about the gubernatorial candidates positions on the EWC, and decided to share it with you all as well. From my observations, most of the reporters from the BDN are repeatedly making the same errors. […]

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Governor LePage Signs Agreement with New Brunswick Premier

July 21, 2014

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For Immediate Release: Monday, July 21, 2014 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage signed a memorandum of agreement today with Premier David Alward of New Brunswick to encourage economic development and support job creation between Maine and the Canadian Province.

The agreement, also referred to as a Memorandum of Understanding, is designed to strengthen relations between the two regions by working together to create […]

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Chris Buchanan interviewed for STEWC’s two-year anniversary

Maine Grandmothers Unite to Halt Plans for New Highway

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05/23/2014 Reported By: Susan Sharon Frustrated by what they say is the failure of legislative and political efforts to stop the proposed east-west highway, a small group of grandmothers is taking matters into its own hands. The grandmothers have started holding monthly vigils in front of Cianbro headquarters. Cianbro is the Pittsfield-based construction firm that wants to build a 220-mile-long closed access toll highway that would stretch from Calais to Coburn Gore. As Susan […]

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