The Press Herald has an article in today's edition about the conflict between IDEXX Laboratories and Pike Industries surrounding the expansion plans of each company. IDEXX, it seems, has enlisted the help of 2 York Street (the Mayor's Office drafted a letter outlining BruChu's plans to seek a zoning change at Five-Star Industrial Park and the Westbrook Heights Business Park that would effectively curtail Pike's plans for expansion at its Spring Street facilities). But City Council President Brendan Rielly seems a little annoyed that IDEXX is raising a stink about the issue.
Between this issue and the lively granite sidewalk debate, Room 114 should be an interesting place to be Monday night.
- John C.L. Morgan
P.S. Full disclosure: My wife is employed by IDEXX.