Stop the East West Corridor (STEWC), a statewide coalition of Maine citizens dedicated to raising awareness, fostering open communication, and requesting transparency about the East-West Corridor proposed by Peter Vigue of Cianbro Corporation is holding a conference on rights-based ordinances from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Happy Acres Hall, 3704 Bennoch Road, Alton. Up for discussion will be strategies to protect towns from the proposed corridor.

According to STEWC’s website, itsr mission is to stop the East-West Corridor by demonstrating that the project is not in the interest of Maine and that Maine-citizen stakeholders do not want it. Several groups, including Friends of the Piscataquis Valley and Defending Water for Life in Maine, have led the coalition, and the coalition’s website states it has grown as more citizens living along the route of the proposed corridor as well as others throughout the state come to see how seriously it will disrupt life for all of Maine.

Snow date for the conference is Feb. 9.

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