New site, created to call out "projects that obviously were not vetted by the Maine Sensible Transportation Act...[which was] created to keep MDOT from completely paving over Maine, after Mainers were worn down and relented to allow the widening of Rt 95 south of Portland," according to an email sent out by webmaster Tim Sullivan.
There's not much to say about yesterday's primary that hasn't been said already. Here are the city's numbers.
Some other odds and ends:
-- I caught a thought-provoking (and perhaps prescient) quotation on the AsMaineGoes forum: "I hope Charlie can turn all those Cote votes into his votes."
-- Also, I was entertained by this PPH Ethan Strimling quotation, given his rabid anti-Pingree rhetoric during the campaign: "She will be a great standard-bearer for us."
Lots of goings-on on the
Hill these days...
-- State legislative candidates will entertain questions at
the St. Lawrence Arts Center this evening, at a debate hosted by the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization. Ed
Democracy and Diane Russell, who are facing off to represent the East End and
the Old Port, will start the evening at 7 p.
First, Congressman Tom Allen refused to debate his opponent in the Democratic primary, Tom Ledue, in public. That strategy has been called "arrogant," "reeking of vulnerability," and "condescending" to the voters of Maine, who might well prefer a man who was proud to stand up for his political record. (Well, maybe not - since Allen doesn't want to hold President Bush accountable, nor does he seem to like populism: He regularly has anti-war protestors arrested at his office, rather than meeting with them - see "US Rep.
What's this about?
“I am initiating a recall of District 1
Portland City Councilor, Kevin Donoghue, because of his general lack of sympathy
for the needs and concerns of the people of District 1 and the city of
Portland. I have my own
particular set of specifics and the more people I talk to the more I find that
others have their own set of specifics.