- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

YORK, Maine (AP) - Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to move ahead with dredging projects for York Harbor and the Saco River.

Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins and Rep. Chellie Pingree sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy to call for the projects to be funded and move forward.

They say the dredging projects are critical to protect the economic health of places like York, Saco and Biddeford.

The legislators say the York project is expected to cost between $2 million and $3 million and the Saco River project is estimated to cost about $3.2 million. They say York Harbor was last dredged in 1996 and the Saco River Federal Navigation Project hasn’t been dredged since 1993.

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