November 8, 2013

Maine delegation examines Acadia concession contract

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are asking for answers about the decision to end the concessions contract with The Acadia Corp. and select a new, out-of-state company for the park’s concessions.

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — Maine’s congressional delegation is questioning a recent decision to end a Maine-based company’s concession contract with Acadia National Park.

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King wrote a letter to the National Park Service on Thursday asking for answers about the decision to end the concessions contract with The Acadia Corp. and select a new, out-of-state company for the park’s concessions.

Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree wrote a similar letter to the House Committee on Natural Resources expressing concerns over the potential impact on the economy.

Michaud and Pingree’s offices say that a subsidiary of New Mexico-based Ortega National Parks, LLC, has been awarded a 10-year contract.

Congress must review the contract change before it becomes official.

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