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LTE by Tod Cheney, Maine at a Crossroads

Posted Feb. 27, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

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Maine at crossroads

I agree with Doug Thomas ( BDN column, Feb. 19) about one thing — a new Maine economy is going to have to come from Maine people. However, many ideas for development expressed in the pages of this paper of late, positioning Maine to take advantage of extractive industries in the North, building an east-west highway, […]

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Doug Thomas’s pro-EWC op-ed

Our economy won’t improve if we reject development Link to Original Article By Doug Thomas, Special to the BDN Posted Feb. 19, 2015, at 1:09 p.m.

We all know Maine is a poor state. We’re told how high food stamp rates are, how many of our children need free lunch at school and all the other measures of poverty. I deliver firewood all over central Maine, and I see the consequences of our dismal economy every day. You […]

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E-W SuperCorridor: Defending Water for Life Interview with Jennifer Rooks from MaineWatch

Program: Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks, Episode: East-West Highway in Maine

http://video.mpbn.net/video/2219784260/

Description from MPBN: The legislature has just approved funding to study the feasibility of a four lane private highway from Calais to Coburn Gore. Supporters say it would transform the economy of Northern and Eastern Maine. Others are concerned about environmental impacts. Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue, who has been a champion of the idea, and Barbara Charry of Maine Audubon will discuss the idea with us.

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