Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

And Poison Fell from the Sky

September 13, 2023
6:00 PM
Rangeley Public Library
Call (207) 864-5529 for more information

Marie Therese Beaudet Martin grew up grateful for the paper mill that dominated the economy of her small Maine town. It was only years later, while working as a nurse, that she and her physician husband Joseph Edward "Doc" Martin came to believe that the area's sky-high rates of lymphoma, pediatric cancer, and lung disease was caused by the smoke and chemicals billowing from the mill's tall stacks both day and night. Together, they sounded an alarm no one wanted to hear―and began a decades-long fight to expose the devil's bargain the community had struck with the mill, a fight that Terry continued even after Doc himself fell victim to cancer. Martin's memoir, And Poison Fell From the Sky, includes a foreword by Kerri Arsenault, author of the book Mill Town, which includes Martin and her husband.

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