Jake Ward: UMaine vice president for innovation and economic development. Said to have offered inside information to ConEdison Solutions and its team on how to win the competition for a lucrative University of Maine energy contract involving an abandoned Old Town paper mill.

ConEdison Solutions: New York energy services company, which won the bid to negotiate a $100 million contract. Point person on the UMaine contract is Ward Strosser, Northeast regional sales manager.

CVG Inc.: Trio of major Maine timberland owners working with ConEd on a mill takeover. Family companies are headed by Jean Carrier, Tim Varney and Tom Gardner, all financial contributors to Gov. Paul LePage.

John Richardson: Brunswick lawyer and energy consultant representing CVG. Former House speaker and ex-commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development.

James W. Sewall Co.: Old Town engineering firm allied with ConEd and CVG on the Old Town mill energy contract. Senior management has employment ties to UMaine.

OTM Holdings: Purchased the Old Town mill in late January. Deed documents indicate it and a related entity, Powerhouse Holdings LLC, are aligned with ConEd.

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.