Area lawmakers pledge assistance to those affected by McCrum fire

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 1:15pm

    AUGUSTA — In response to the fire that devastated the Penobscot McCrum processing plant in Belfast early in the morning last week, lawmakers representing Waldo County communities in the Maine Legislature, Sen. Chip Curry, D-Belfast, Rep. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, Rep. Jan Dodge, D-Belfast, Rep. Sherman Hutchins, R-Penobscot, Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, R-Knox, and Rep. Paige Zeigler, D-Montville, have released the following joint statement:

    “We are deeply grateful to the first responders who battled the fire, evacuated the area and worked so hard to protect residents from being harmed by the incident. Our hearts are with the 138 employees who worked at Penobscot McCrum and with everyone who has been directly and indirectly affected by this tragedy. As the lawmakers representing Waldo County in Augusta, we are committed to helping our constituents navigate state and local resources and assist in continued efforts to monitor air and water quality. Please reach out to us if you have questions, thoughts or ideas. Together, we can recover and rebuild.”

    Waldo County residents can contact the office of Sen. Curry at 287-1515, the office of Reps. Cuddy, Dodge and Zeigler at 287-1430, and the office of Reps. Kinney and Hutchins at 287-1440.