PROVIDENCE â€“ Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland), a member of the House Government Oversight Committee that is currently investigating the 38 Studios debacle, says she wants the panel to issue subpoenas to learn how the Economic Development Corporationâ€™s (EDC) loan guarantee program went so wrong.
â€śWe can follow the money a lot more closely than we are able to with the documents we have,â€ť MacBeth told The Times Friday. â€śWho was on the payroll? People made lots of money on this business, I believe, fully knowing that it wasnâ€™t going to make it.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Dressed in waterproof rain bibs, plastic gloves and rubber boots, Kerri A. Stenovitch looks more like a commercial fisherman than a fruit farmer.
Indeed, Stenovitchâ€™s three-member apple pressing team at Cumberlandâ€™s Phantom Farms, including Chris Combs, Chameal Rogers and Stenovichâ€™s husband, David Joseph, all look like they just walked off a fishing boat at the docks in Galilee.