Comments for: Snowe: Quimby’s ‘welfare state’ comments do not reflect reality of Maine

Posted Oct. 11, 2011, at 2:06 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 12, 2011, at 3:48 p.m.

Environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s recent statements calling Maine “a welfare state” that has a large population of obese and elderly people “do not reflect the reality and true nature of Maine,” U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday. Responding to comments by Quimby published at last week, Snowe said through a …


An earlier version of this story said the Brownville Snowmobile Club opposed a feasibility study of Roxanne Quimby's proposed national park. Club President Dave Ramsey said members voted during a club meeting last week that they would not write letters of support for a feasibility study, as Quimby requested, until the snowmobile trails they groom and use on Quimby's land were permanently deeded for snowmobile use.

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