Pike Industries yesterday offered concessions to IDEXX Laboratories, which included not building an asphalt plant at its Spring Street quarry, making the swath of that quarry closest to IDEXX a buffer, sprucing up the quarry's entrance, and reducing the number of one-second-long blasts each year from 25 to 20.
For its part, IDEXX said thanks, but no thanks.
- John C.L. Morgan
(Update: Pike is evidently using the airwaves to complement the print coverage its compromise offer has been getting, as I just heard a Citizens for Balanced Growth in Westbrook radio ad run on WJJB, the local sports-talk station. In the ad, Westbrook Rep. Ann Peoples, the Democratic representative from House District 125, talks about some of the contents of Pike's new offer--blasting would be limited to 18 seconds per year, etc.--and urges Westbrook voters to contact their City Councilor on Pike's behalf.)
Full disclosure: My wife works for IDEXX.