I want to thank Paul Vigue.

I have lived in Maine for almost 40 years, and in all that time, I have never had so many terrific interactions with my neighbors as I have had in the past six months.

We have gathered many times to hear and speak about ideas and to solve problems. The groups have included people of all ages, genders, origins and political persuasions, yet we’ve had something in common that we could all agree on: None of us want a 220-mile- long corridor to cut our state in half.

It has been a refreshing change, an opportunity for civil discourse. In the process, we’ve found we have more in common than we thought, on many other issues as well, and for this I sincerely thank Vigue.

Patti Dowse


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