The East-West Corridor, Why Not? Panel Presentations and Community Conversations planned for Calais and Machias.

Posted March 01, 2013, at 3:56 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013; 5:30 p.m.

Location: The East-West Corridor, Why Not? Panel Presentations and Community Conversations , St. Croix Hall, Washington Town Community College (13th) and Science Building Room 102, University of Maine at Machias (27th), Calais (13th) and Machias (27th), Maine

Contact: Chris Buchanan; 495-3648


On Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in St. Croix Hall at Washington County Community College, Calais, and on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in Room 102 of the Science Building at the University of Maine at Machias, Maine citizen panelists will share information about the East-West Corridor proposed by Cianbro Corporation, answer questions, and facilitate a discussion with attendees.

These events are free and open to the public. People for, against, or undecided on the project are all encouraged to come. The Science Club is sponsoring the event at UMM.

Panelists are from Stop the East-West Corridor, a coalition of Maine Citizens dedicated to raising awareness, fostering open communication, and increasing transparency about the East-West Corridor project. They will address: project facts and recent history; economic impacts and jobs; water, our environment, and natural resources; and transparency, local control, eminent domain, and public-private-partnerships. Maps showing the Coalition’s best guesses of the proposed route will be available, based on information Cianbro has publicly shared.

Paul Schroeder, Orono, is a retired university librarian and teacher whose main interests include public process and policy. Gene Ripley is a farmer and entrepreneur whose Dover-Foxcroft farm may lie in the path of the proposed East West Corridor. Maria Girouard is an educator and community organizer who lives in Orono. Chris Buchanan is a statewide coordinator for Stop the East-West Corridor and Maine coordinator with Defending Water for Life, from Belgrade.

For more information please visit the website: WWW.STOPTHECORRIDOR.ORG or email