Augusta - A nonpartisan organization that works to make the protection of Maine's environment a political priority has given Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco high marks.
Every year the Maine Conservation Voters releases a legislative scorecard grading legislators based on their voting records each session. The goal of the scoring is to recognize political courage needed to protect our air, land, water and the health of our families.
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“It’s like, ‘pinch me, this is a dream,’” said State Rep. Justin Chenette, who worked on the campaign to save the drive-in. “My head is spinning. It was a long shot. The community came together,” he said. “People care, and it shows.”
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"This is a good example of what you can do with social media. This was a long shot, but it shows how tight-knit Maine communities can be," said Justin Chenette, a Saco native who has helped Russell in his effort to save the drive-in. "The community rallied behind this. We've saved a piece of our cultural history and an important job generator."