Friday, June 27, 2014
Score One for the Good Guys in Fryeburg
Poland Spring/Nestle trucks filling up at the pumping station in Fryeburg, ME. Nestle pays $10 for that truckload of water. They sell it for $50,000.
The fight for Fryeburg's water has been going on for many years now. The acrimony has caused deep and permanent rifts among townspeople. Nestle has bullied, intimidated, and harassed the folks who oppose the theft of their water.
This just happened:
The entire board of the Fryeburg Water District resigned. This is excellent news for those who actually care about the water. The former board seemed interested only in making sure that there would be no citizen oversight of the water, and kissing up to Nestle. An election will be held in September to replace all of the trustees. Time to get some good folks on the board, who understand the need to protect the water - water that should belong to the town.
Information about the battle to save the Fryeburg Water District:
August 30, 2012 - starts halfway down the page.
September 4, 2012
September 20, 2012