fw: Public info meetings on East West Corridor

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Subject: Press release and Community Calendar info
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 11:03:37 -0400
From: Hendrik Gideonse <gideonse@midmaine.com>

PRESS RELEASE – May 12, 2014

From: Advocates for Sustainable Futures Downeast
Contact:  Hendrik Gideonse, 119 Old County Road, Brooklin, ME 359-8510, gideonse@midmaine.com    

Advocates for Sustainable Futures Downeast announces two public information meetings addressing the Cianbro Corporation’s proposal to build a 220 mile fenced limited access private East-West Corridor from Calais to Coburn Gore. It will pass through Hancock County. 
One meeting will be in Aurora on Wednesday May 28, 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Airline Community School, 26 Great Pond Road.  The second will be in Ellsworth on Wednesday June 11, 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the large upstairs meeting room at Ellsworth City Hall.

The purpose of the meetings is to share issues and concerns expressed by Mainers over this unprecedented proposal. The multi-billion-dollar corridor proposal has profound economic, environmental, ecological, cultural, development, and self-governance implications.  In Hancock County its projected  route would go through Great Pond and three unorganized northern territories.  

Public hearings and legislative action in Augusta last spring put important brakes on the proposal. But it has not gone away so much as underground. This project presents a real challenge to our self-government. The public is urged to attend and all Hancock County Select Board members, County Commissioners, and Hancock County state legislators have been individually invited.  

The meeting will start with a half dozen short presentations highlighting the central concerns. The remaining fifty minutes will be devoted to questions, discussion, and comments from the floor.

Advocates for Sustainable Futures Downeast
Tod Cheney     Jane Crosen    Hendrik Gideonse    Max Kaufmann    
Sarah Moffitt    Lynne Williams    Jacquie Wingert

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