Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Friday, June 03, 2005

Huge Show of Support for PNS

Rallies alone won't save Portsmouth, but they can't hurt. From the LSJ:
Lewiston Sun Journal PhotoThousands of flag-waving Portsmouth Naval Shipyard supporters shouted "Take us off the list!" Wednesday to members of a visiting panel that will review the Pentagon's recommendation to close the nation's oldest federal shipyard.

After touring the facility, the chairman of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission reminded people that no decision has been made yet about the future of the nuclear submarine yard.

"Please understand that we are not a rubber stamp," Anthony Principi said at an afternoon news conference. "We are independent, and we take our work and our responsibilities very seriously."

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