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  • Anonymous

    I hope the county continues to fill some potholes on the road! One small victory over the elitist.

    • Anonymous

       She has been awful quiet lately, lets hope she doesn’t have something up her sleeve.

      • She can’t stand the heat. She will be having a PR firm replace her. Too late, her road to infamy is paved, and lined with jeering Mainers. She calls herself a visionary. I’ve heard her called many things, most of which would cause this post to be deleted. Wait till you see what’s in store for her. We’re just getting started, and no PR can repair the situation she has created, nor will they be able to handle what’s coming her way.

        • Anonymous

          I heard she is training to be a Zumba instructor.

          • Anonymous

            President Obama is going to appoint Quimby to ambassador to Iran.  Great job for her.

          • Maybe she will buy up oil fields and turn off the pumps so gas will become $10/gal.  Then the land can become an Iranian National Park for all to see.

          •  Then she could do us all a favor and wear a burqa…

        • ptkitty

          Quimby is a bully.  She wants a national park and she’ll do whatever it takes to get one.

          I have visited Wilson Stream Falls by way of this road on a several occasions.  The area is beautiful and tranquil…people should not be prevented from enjoying it.

          The above photo is what people should remember about Ms. Quimby and what she really intends to do for Maine.  Please Roxanne, go work on that Nuclear Power Plant in Cape Elizabeth with Cynthia Dill.  You got the Dough.

          If a national park is ever approved, a contest should be held to name it. I’m going with the “Quimby Herpes National Park” because, like herpes, once you got it, you can never get rid of it or her lingering legacy.

          • Anonymous

            If there’s a National Park…EVERYONE can visit.  THAT’S what she wants…to preserve the land forever in a natural state…so people can see what the undisturbed natural world is like. 

            The northern forests of Maine were a wonder.  By the time of Thoreau’s visits in the late 1840’s and early 1850’s, much of the old growth pine was gone.  Even then.  He writes of stumps 5 and 6 feet across. 

            The North Woods is iconic.  Why NOT preserve it? 

          • Anonymous

            Natural state? then no one would be visiting it.

          • Anonymous

            Yes.  Less people would be accessing it.  But recreating the original forest is more important. 

          • Anonymous

            That is contrary to what they say, hundreds and hundreds of thousans of people would be going to it.

          • Anonymous

            VISITING it.  Not living it, farming it, logging it, driving constantly through it, or otherwise altering it severely. 

          • EVERYONE could visit it before you ….The land was used by thousands of people for many different purposes.  Now it’s used to get people pissed off at Roxie.

          • Anonymous

            “Thousands” of people aren’t always a good thing. 

          • Then why do you want it to be a National Park so thousands more can PAY to use it?

          • Anonymous

            You’re wrong.  Quimby wants to lock up a vast majority of this land as wilderness.  So EVERYONE won’t be visiting.  Only the most able bodied will be visiting, if they have the fortitude to bushwack through the puckerbrush.  This National Park scheme is nothing but a ploy to get this land permanently protected as wilderness and locked away from most Americans while relieving Quimby of her tax burden.  You’ll find that not much infrastructure is going to be built to accomodate the typical American.  It is a great plan to deed this land to an entity that doesn’t have the resources to develop infrastructure.  The end result is a trailless wilderness by default!!  A brilliant plan, Ms Quimby, simply brilliant!. 

          • Anonymous

            Bingo! You hit the nail on the head when you said “Tax Burden”.

          •  Like any billionaire Quimby can relieve her tax burden quite effectively and I am sure she will. She can afford it. You will see that all your crying will only lessen the revenue and benefits Maine could’ve reaped if they were not so hostile toward new business. Why do you think Burt’s Bees left Guilford Maine ? She was treated like crap by the local gov’t there so she packed it up, and has now come back loaded with cash looking for revenge. One by one the logging companies will go out of business and she will buy all that land up cheap…..good luck fighting her….Lol.

          • Anonymous

            she used to keep the thermostat so low in the winter in her guilford business that you had to wear half gloves to keep your fingers warm.. when confronted about the cold conditions..she replied  “cold workers work faster!”  winter of 90/91

          • Anonymous

            All national parks have SOME access…and visitor centers, but national parks are NOT designed for humans.  Their primary reason for being is to preserve the landscape (and its inhabitants).

            Some people believe this is important. 

            National parks are not meant to “accomodate the typical American.”  You have to work to appreciate the wilderness. 

          •  If LePage has his way only the “able bodied” will be left in this State……let them walk those able bodies up the trail. Besides where do you people get the idea that PRIVATE land should be open for YOUR use ? Just because you folks don’t accept new people doesn’t mean they don’t have the money to buy up property and do as they please with it. If you want someone to blame, take it up with the “True Mainers” that sell their property to “out of staters”…..I’m sure they’ll turn the cash down to show their support for your bigotry…

          •  That’s right it’s her land and she can do what she wants and so can Plum Creek! It’s a two way street!

          • Anonymous

             This notion that a national park will preserve the land is such a crock of BS.

            It is hypocritical at best. How can you preserve something if you invite and allow, hundreds of thousands of people to roam over it?

            A national park is not about preservation it is about an idea,.. or ideals,… it is about control.

            …and i takes my tax dollars,.. I don’t want my tax dollars involved in ruining the lives and heritage of the families in the north woods of Maine.

            I don’t want hundreds of thousands of people traveling to the Maine woods. We do not need that many people here,.. and we don’t want that many people here.

          • Anonymous

            Selfish?

          • Anonymous

            If you think preserving our way of life is selfish,.. then so be it,… I will wear that tag proudly.

          • Anonymous

            Selfish and narrow minded?

          • Anonymous

            Don’t get too many slivers in your tree hugging chest.

          •  Your way of life ? You can live any way you want. You CANNOT however, tell anyone else how to live in this State or any other. You are nothing more than a taxpaying resident just like an “out of stater” that owns land here. Deal with it. Your “kind” is being phased out so just shut up and go quietly….we won’t miss you.

          • No your kind is dying fast Dude.  We saw it in the last elections, and we’ll see it again this fall when Ocraba goes home, and same-sex is voted down again, and gay marriage is repealled in NH.

          • Anonymous

            And the population of northern Maine is diminished again because there aren’t enough tax payers to keep the schools open.

          • Anonymous

            I’m not sure you know ANYTHING about national parks. 

          •  That is by far the biggest crock of s*** I have ever read. New Hampshire does great with their National Forest because unlike Mainers they have some intelligence….BTW I’m sure Maine will never survive without your tax dollars……all 10 of them…..

          • Anonymous

            Hey Dude we are not talking National Forest but a National Park big difference !

          • Anonymous

            You have to know her motives arent pure , she is a control freak and thats what she wants to do !

          • Anonymous

            I DON’T know her motives are not pure (and I’m sure you don’t).  If I had to guess, I’d say she loves the landscape. 

          • Anonymous

            So does not everyone else,  but others believe in balance.

          • Anonymous

            Some places need to have no human impact (or as little as possible).
             
            National parks put the landscape, and the plants and animals, at the highest priority.  Humans have enough other spaces. 

          • Anonymous

            With people like you we just have to go WOW.

          • Anonymous

            7 BILLION people on the planet.  That’s not enough for you? 

            You know there isn’t a large national park in the entire northeastern U.S?

            There is virtually NO old growth remaining in Maine.  It’s been cut several times over. 

          • Anonymous

            So whats your point, i say people come first and people can improve upon nature and the only reason we have the wildlife we have now is because of wood harvesting, and people benefit from it. 

          • Anonymous

            Humans mostly…take…from the environment. 

          • Anonymous

            You are right, human have enough other spaces to go to.

          •  Others don’t OWN the land…..

          •  Oooh….I bet she’s trying to establish the New World Order right here in Maine…lol….what a dork….

          • Anonymous

            uhhh. You aren’t from  Maine are you?

          • Anonymous

            Born and raised.  And I probably know more about Maine (and have traveled over more of it) than you. 

          • Anonymous

            you should try some of the rest of the world it might enlighten you , but then, I doubt it.

          • Anonymous

            You now nothing about true Maine traditions and our proud heritage!

          • Anonymous

            Spell much?

          • Anonymous

            YOU know nothing of what you’re talking about. 

          • Here’s how she works; she makes her wish to purchase land known, land is liquidation harvested, and she has prearranged agreement with said landowner to purchase the land at top dollar, which no one but her would pay. It is sickening and maddening to observe, and scars the area for decades. That’s how she rolls. It’s a lot different from Plum Creek.
            Her land next to Baxter? Gardner took the old growth forest there before selling to her.
            When you support her treachery, you condone the very thing you claim to be against.

          • Anonymous

            The old growth was gone by 1860.

          •  DUH….The logging companies are to blame for that. She buys the land from them after they cut it because it is useless at that point. The logging companies will keep selling to her and she will keep buying and soon…..guess what ? You need to get a clue Ralph.

          • Anonymous

            People like you would bring back the Dinosaurs,Northern maine is better off with a working forest not a locked up one.

          • Anonymous

            How’s that “working forest” now?

          • Says you maybe. The new blood in Maine says otherwise. You should’ve been nicer to Mass transplants when you had the chance because they have jobs down there and can afford to buy ALL your land and more are coming everyday for the cheap real estate. Face it…the die hard True Mainer’s days are quite numbered.

          •  Only one reason LTGV….Because Roxanne Quimby is not a “true Mainer”, and people in Maine can’t stand anyone that wasn’t born here. That’s why the State is in such bad fiscal condition. Other States get tax dollars from new residents but True Mainers chase away anything new because they are afraid “out of staters” are smarter than them and will make them look as dumb as they truly are……

          • Anonymous

            We separated from Mass in 1829 because we could not get along, its still true today!

          • Anonymous

            Cant get along with anyone, not just Massachusetts. Breeding within a small population group has had a negative effect on many Appalachian communities, including yours.

          •  It’s a hangout for local drunks and druggies. It may be a beautiful area but before it was gated you couldn’t even walk through the trails without stepping on broken beer bottles…this is what Mainers want ? It’s a shame you people have so little respect for the beautiful piece of nature you have in your State. It’s a small win for Maine vs Quimby but a much bigger win for the kids that go drink there…..

          • Guest

            Amen

        • Anonymous

          “One small victory over the elitist.”
           
          Hope the National Park becomes a BIG victory over “the boobacy.” 

          • Anonymous

            Liberals want Government owning and controlling our lives, real Americans want freedom and less Government!

        • Anonymous

          “…road to infamy…”

          That’s overly dramatic.  This whole thing wasn’t a great big scandal.  It’s just some hardly used, mostly abandoned dirt road. 

          National Park…best idea yet for the area west of Baxter.

          • Your moniker is strangely close to LGBTV, hmmmmmm?

          • Anonymous

            Don’t expect a response from LTGV. In the “style” of those on the Quimby/Dill & Co. bus … there are never any answers or respectful discussion opportunities.  The “blurting ” of judgments and propaganda is the name of their game.  There have never been discussions. 
            They will talk “at” you all day long, but not “with” you. At best, you may get a response  to a question in the form of another question. 

          • Yea I know, I love the folks on here who think this Park is a great idea.  They are as far-fetched as most liberals who think their way is more popular.  I guess that’s why Fox News is the number 1 news channel 10 years running.  If the media hadn’t determined that controversy equals ratings, liberalism would have died in the early 70’s.  But since liberals are always causing controversy, the media thrives off them and loves every one of them.

          • Anonymous

            I’m STILL waiting for reasons NOT to have a national park. 

            Now’s your chance to talk, tough guy.

            Talk. 

          • 1) Federally regulated land equals Feds telling us what to do with it.
            2) Already a National Park on the beautiful coast of Maine.
            3) Baxter State Park right next door.
            4) White Mountain National Forest right next door
            5) Snowmobiling brings 350 million dollars to the State of Maine yearly, which stays in Maine
            6) A Federal Park means money for the feds, not Maine.
            7) Federal property is tax free for the feds.  Who will make up the property tax difference in that area?  The people who live there that’s who!
            8) Should I keep going, “tough guy.”
            9) I talked.

          • Anonymous

            1) You already don’t know what to do with it.
            2) Having ONE national park doesn’t mean you can’t have two.
            3) Baxter is to the east of the proposed land.
            4) New Hampshire is to the west of the proposed land.
            5) No snowmobiling $ THIS year.  Yellowstone makes $ on snowmobiling (not that there should be too much of that).  A national park wouldn’t stop the snowmobiling industry. 
            6) A federal park means people who visit federal parks will come to Maine and spend money.
            7) Who is counting on the tax money from Chesuncook? 
            8) Yes, you SHOULD keep going, meatball, because you STILL don’t have any good reasons. 
            9) You typed letters on this thread…that don’t really amount to much. 

          • Anonymous

            Fox is No.1 for retractions and lies. Do a search for Fox falsehoods and settle back for lots of reading. Also, their bosses/owners in Britain are in danger of going to jail for bribery, lying to Parliament and phone hacking. They own Wall Street Journal, and it is being fined for lying about circulation figures. Many of their illegal activities here are shielded by their Republican allies.

            So Newscorp bribed cops in England, lied about it, used their news organization to elect their friends to Parliament, lied about it, then hacked the phones of thousands of people, and you think it is a paragon of news organizations. Great! Your business model must be the mafia.

          • Read this book and you will see the truth: “Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News.”   It is written by a man named Bernard Goldberg who worked for years at CBS.  It is all about how the liberal media spins up a story to tell lies against conservative people.  So of course you are going to find countless stories against Fox, the liberal media spins it up because they know Fox is right and don’t want the truth exposed against them.

          • Anonymous

            Depends on who I’m talking to.  Seems mostly to be bullies…who don’t deserve a rational conversation. 

          • And you and your friend “Dude” aren’t bullies?  Just read his post below this one.

          • Anonymous

            Quite whining, whino.  You start shooting your dumb mouth off…what do you expect?

          •  No need to talk “with you”…you’re not important.

          • Anonymous

            Whino. 

          • Puhlease!!  Grow up.

        • Anonymous

          Oh sure, I bet she’s shivering with fear.

        •  I’m sure she’s worried about your idle threats Ralph…..Just know that in the end with all her money she WILL win. How bad it hurts will depend on how much Mainers P her off…Lol….

      • Anonymous

        You can bet she is a fussing and a fuming now…lol

        • Anonymous

          That’s too funny….you don’t know her or what she might be thinking about.

        •  Lol…yeah…over a gate. What she will do now is FORCE the Piscataquis Sheriff’s Dept to enforce the law on that land which will burden the taxpayers who were too dumb to know when they should shut up. It’s a big party spot where murders and rapes have occurred in the past…good thing you fools opened it up for he druggies huh ?

    • Anonymous

       Let’s see how you local yokels feel after she shuts down access to all of her roads and land. 

      • poormaniac

        I really don’t think she legally can. I believe part of the tree growth tax abatement program provides that the roads are accessable to fire equipment in an emergency situation, blockades and/or gates would jeopardize the tax incentives to the landowner. I could be wrong on this , I have been before but that’s the way it was explained to me !

        • Anonymous

          Obviously from what Quimby has done up at her land in the Wassataquoik valley, the tree growth tax program has absolutely no bearing on gates and accessibility for fire apparatus.  Not only has she installed gates and dug ditches up there to block roads, she has also removed 8 year old bridges making it difficult to fight fires past where the bridge was removed.  She claimed the bridge was unsafe.  It was installed only 8 years ago!  IMO, the Maine Forest Service never should have let her remove that bridge across Katahdin Brook.  So if there are any fires beyond that bridge, it endangers the land of our much beloved Baxter State Park.  Not too much Quimby does make much sense.  But with all those gates and the bridges pulled, it makes it harder for the firestarters to cause mischief, doesn’t it?  Personally I think keeping the good ole boy fire starters out is the primary reason all her land is gated off.  Let’s face it, them boys ain’t going to hike in there to start a fire.

      • Anonymous

         That would be her right as a landowner.

         She has NO right to expect the federal government to use her donated land as a springboard to take over the northern forest.

         You just don’t get it.

         We take land rights very seriously, and we don’t want the National Park Service trampling those rights in the name of econazi preservationism.

        • Anonymous

           The voters of Maine will ultimately decide the issue.   At present, there is widespread support for the National Park.

          • You still haven’t read the NPS rules and the statutes regarding any addition to the system. Otherwise, you would know that local approval is required. Salazar stated at the Millinocket informational meeting that they would not consider any proposal to create a park without local approval. There is nothing that says state’s approval.
            I know for a fact that you’ve been told this before, but I thought I would try once more.LOL.

          • Anonymous

             Don’t bother.

             He’s from Connecticut.

          • She doesn’t need local approval to throw you off her land. Your State is a barren, unfriendly place that new business won’t even look at…ANYTHING at all would be an improvement to this clear cut abortion of a State….Thank God the out of staters are finally showing up to save the land you’ve ruined. God bless them.

          • Anonymous

            If the state is so barren, why in the world would you spend 2 seconds worrying about this forum? You do your side no good talking about the great state of Maine the way you do. Furthermore, why would you want to visit this “wasteland” since you are so down about it? Go away and let some other pro-park people write. All you are doing with posts like this one is p*issing even those of us who support a park.

          • Anonymous

             There will be no federal park in northern Maine in the forseeable future.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t bother,    he’s from the “chosen land”,   the Nockets,   everyone must abide by what they desire or suffer the consequence of a national park…….or, least they will whine and cry because “it’s owed”.      pfffft.

          • Anonymous

            How did I know you talked with a lisp????

          • Anonymous

            That’s the best you can come up with?    That was weak.   Can’t figure anything  at all out?   Dazed and confused due mainly to the attempt of two consecutive thoughts.    How’s the headache?

          •  Shhhh….don’t say that. True Mainers still think THEY are the majority in this State….lmao

        •  Land rights ? Since when do you have any rights to another person’s land ? She owns it and can do what she pleases with it. Your just jealous because you can’t afford it.

      • Anonymous

        OH, I thought she already did that.

      •  Yup….she’s been pretty generous so far I think. If it were MY land NO Mainer would be allowed on it for ANY reason.

    • Guest

      Amen

  • Anonymous

     Philanthropist,Roxanne Quimby?????

     More like influence purchasing.

    • poormaniac

      Stole wax from Burt and his bees to make money , shame on her !  To bad she mooved her business out of Maine to make more money , shows how much she cares about the people she says she cares about !

      • Anonymous

        I suppose GIVING land away doesn’t really count?

        Come on.  Get some brains for your head. 

        • Giving land away?  To who?  She has taken it AWAY from thousands of people.  You are seriously whacked in the skull.  Or a paid spokesperson for Roxy and Cindy.

          • wishyouknew2

             taken it away? More like purchased it. Just as you could have if you had the money to. Private property rights need to be respected.

          • Purchased by a rich woman who took it away.  Since I am not part of the 1 percent, it’s rather hard for me to buy 70K acres of land.  However, if I did have it, I would pay her double what she paid for it and give it back to the people.

          •  Really ? Thousands of people held the deed to that land ? Or were they just squatting on it using it without permission like most Mainers think they are entitled to do ? Maybe if half the State weren’t on welfare they could go sleep in a house like normal people do.

          • What???  Did you smoke your supper before you posted this?  If you knew anything you would know Maine is a free-use state unless the land is posted.  But just to let you know, all snowmbile trails are granted by landowner permission garnered by hard working individuals from clubs throughout the state who visit these landowners and ask permission to use it.  And what does welfare have to do with this?

        • Anonymous

          We’ve had a long history with Quimby.  Brains? ….. most people with “brains” could determine the value of Quimby’s “gift”.  In simple terms … when someone takes something away from you and replaces it with something of lesser value …. do you call it a “gift”? And for those of you who perceive the “value” of preserved land, limiting uses to only a select few, paramount to the ability of the PEOPLE of the area to provide food, warmth and shelter for their families, through sustainable employment …. what does that tell us? 

          If it’s beneath you to consider such BASIC idiocy, try the concept of someone borrowing your $2000. state- of- the art bicycle (and he trashes it) and then  he gets a variance to put an adult video store on your street. He then gives you a lifetime discount at the video store and a $300. gift certificate to a bike shop and calls it even.  Get it? Didn’t think so.

          Let us know how your BRAIN works.

          • Anonymous

            Really? Last I heard she bought the land from willing sellers at market value. She didn’t take anything from anyone.

          • Anonymous

            Prearranged bargaining with liquidators.  Locking out access to landowners and small timber companies, which forced them to sell to her. Coercive methods of support for her agenda…. nothing in writing. There’s more …. but it would fall on deaf ears.  

          •  All I can say is HA HA !!!

          • Anonymous

            Quimby Troll

          • Did you know she worked deals with some prior owners to liquidate the timber before she bought the land? I guess the $50 question here is are you really environmentalists interested in sustainability? You don’t hold her accountable the same way you do local loggers.

          •  The land was NEVER yours…how did she take it away ? Land is for sale and if YOU can’t afford it then shut up and go earn more money. Until then your opinion means nothing.

        • Anonymous

          QUIMBY TROLL

        • This is not a gift. It is a Trojan horse for RESTORE. It is an invasion.
          Come on, use your head for something other than a hat rack. You telling anyone to get some brains for their head is RICH, really rich.

        • poormaniac

          Why doesn’t she give her land to Baxter park ? Trouble is I have brains , and have seen first hand what she’s done !

          • Anonymous

            Baxter State Park is one of the best-run state parks (nationwide) that I know of.  Great commitment to the land…and…allowing access to the people of Maine. 

            But why a National Park?  North Woods National Park could be the largest (in area) national park east of the Mississippi.  That means more land permanently preserved.  This is important because this part of the state is iconic.  It has great historic and environmental significance for Maine, New England, the northeast, AND the United States. 

            There is a deep native tradition running through this area.  Flint stones were traded all over the United States from Mt. Kineo.  Birch canoe construction and travel.  Native migrations from the interior to the sea. 

            The glaciation of Maine…one mile thick at one point in history.  People come to UMO to study the history and results of glaciation. 

            The lumber industry, at one point the world’s foremost.  The King’s Pines.  The beginning of our nation’s logging history.  Thoreau’s descriptions.  The rise of paper manufacture and the creation of Great Northern. 

            The Victorian vacationers (Kineo House) and the once abundant fishing and hunting resources.

            And the land itself.  Allagash National Wilderness Waterway.  The upper St. John watershed.  Moosehead.  The Appalachian Trail.  And Baxter…with Katahdin, the most isolated and scenic mountain east of the Mississippi. 

            There’s a lot here.  It can be preserved…and highlighted. 

      • Anonymous

        I think she moved her business out of Maine because she needed people who could read and write. It comes in handy, though it doesn’t look like you would know much about that. By the way, if you hadn’t been sleeping through second grade, you would have learned the difference between “to” and “too”, and maybe even learned how to spell “moved”. Way to go, genius!

        • poormaniac

          So , I type fast and don’t check my spelling. Doesn’t change my mind about the park. Your insults won’t gain any converts either !

      •  She left with her business because the backward thinking Town Gov’t of Guilford did everything they could to drive her away as they do to ALL out of staters. Too bad that now she could buy the whole town. Funny thing is,,,that town is FULL of corrupt politics and wealthy residents (daddy’s money) that will also influence things with their money.

        • poormaniac

          So , are you saying that because she’s pissed at Guilford she’s gonna ruin the north woods with a national park ?

    • Anonymous

      ParkFORme.

      No good reason NOT to have one. 

      • Anonymous

        Are you saying that the PEOPLE who live there are “no good reason”? Are the PEOPLE who have lived there for generations too insignificant to matter in Quimby’s grand scheme? 

        • Anonymous

          No one lives there.

          • Anonymous

            Do some reading. Or better yet, tell that to the people living around the perimeters of National Parks nationwide. This includes Acadia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and many many others. You won’t find this in the glossy descriptions of NP’s online … nor will you hear this from NPS.  

          • Well , there. No one lives there. The entire UT is uninhabited. My neighbors don’t exist. They’ll be some surprised to learn this.
             Anyone who has seen a map showing the unorganized territories in Maine knows that it is a large percentage of the state in terms of land acreage. People living in the UT face many challenges, and succeed largely by having a strong and independent spirit and by thinking for themselves. There have been many who thought they were up to the challenge of living independently only to discover that it just isn’t something they could achieve. You can’t know until you try; it’s just that difficult at times. Ask Roxanne Quimby- she couldn’t cut it. She needed Pigpen to get by, and could never fit in.
            Just because people here don’t complain and whine, doesn’t mean we don’t exist.

        • Anonymous

          People aren’t going to be evicted from their homes. 

          Come up with a reason.  You can’t, can you?  Some mumbo-jumbo about “people.” 

    • Guest

      All of Maine knows that bitter old fat lying liberal millionaire isnt a Philanthropist

  • Anonymous

    fine her and tear it down just like if it were one of us other landowners  in the state.

  • Thank everyone in Elliotsville Plt for keeping the faith and maintaining pressure on the land owner and the County Commissioners. Thank-you Mr. Stumpfel for your expertise and due diligence in recovering this evidence crucial to protecting the rights of the public. It’s unfortunate her land manager did not discover this prior to rendering her the advice they did – most especially considering the level of controversy surrounding the owner and matter in general. Perhaps they learned a lesson as well.

    Importantly, this demonstrates that County Commissioners do have some capacity to work complex issues such as this and further reinforces the need to disband LURC and move into the 21st century in our thinking regarding these matters.  I think it is exhilarating to see this sort of democracy and defense of liberty in action! Good thing this is America!

    • Kudos to those who showed initiative as you explain. Now keep the road open to vehicular traffic and hold a Biker rally there, eh?

      • Anonymous

        Biker rally.

        That’s why it SHOULD be gated. 

        •  Until Quimby (and old age) , I was able to peddle my bike along the eastern branch of the Penobscot – but now, right after where she tore down Ellis’ camp,  the bridge gone with high berms across the road.  

          BTW – what happened to the folks who used to live there year round further down the river?  Didn’t he have a heart transplant or something like that?

          A great bike ride. Had several training rides there for the Lung Association Bike Across Maine.  See … the unintended consequences .. ..  No more great rides for charity !

          • Anonymous

            People evicted, roads blocked, camps burned……..all for what?

            So that she can save the best camp to turn into a “retreat in the wilderness” for her newfound (or newly purchased) friends such as the former SAM director, and the Portland arteest crowd that has become so fond of her.

             She even forced “Mother Nature” (anyone familiar with the area knows who I’m refering to)
            to abandon the home that she and her husband lived in and expected to stay in until their passing.

          •  Welcome to the new Maine ! Why don’t YOU buy up the land before she can get it ? Then you can do as you like with it……

          • Dude, go back to California and ride the waves.  The hard working people of Maine don’t have time for you.

    • Anonymous

      Now that it is determined to be a public road, it needs to be plowed, right? And if it is just a seasonal road, wait till they see how many tax dollars it is going to take to make it safe for the public. That road isn’t even safe to walk on. A very expensive way to prove a point!

      • Anonymous

         Not all public roads are, or need to be, maintained for winter travel.  Even the US Forest Service has a great many roads, most actually, that aren’t maintained for winter travel.  Many small towns in Maine have roads they do some maint. on and yet aren’t maintained in the winter.

        • Anonymous

          Just wait till you’re up to the axles in mud or bottom out your pickup on a road that hasn’t seen maintenance in 30 years. You’ll be hollering to the town to fix it fast.

    •  Lol…You act as if you have won a big victory ? It’s still her land numnuts and she can boot your sorry butt off it even without a gate. The gate just saved the County the money of having to patrol and enforce the law on that land….now that there’s no gate she is entitled to have the same police protection as anyone else on HER land. If I were her the cops would be out there every time the drunks showed up…pretty much every weekend.

  • Anonymous

     McSorleys Ale House in New York City.  

    • Anonymous

      I was a smoker at the time of my first visit to McSorley’s (where Abe Lincoln once quaffed an ale), and finding no ash tray at our table, went to the bar to ask for one. “We use the floor here,” I was told. Fun place.

    • Anonymous

      Order a beer they give you two mugs!

    • Anonymous

      So good to see your valuable contribution, as well as the ones in agreement with you. This is proof that in America there is true democracy. Those who oppose the park will certainly give thoughtful contemplation to your articulate views, just as we have done with Cynthia Dill’s knowledgeable and factual contributions to this controversy.  

      We have found these sentiments and situations, both pro and con, nationwide, surrounding the National Park agendas.  Perhaps the AP may recognize your comments in Maine’s BDN as a profound acknowledgement in favor of the Federal takeover of private lands.  You may be on to something! Kudos!

      • Sarcasm filter activated.

    • And we’d all be happy to visit you at McSorleys for an ale and we’d gladly pay the NYC prices if you’d promise to stay there! BTW, Maine home brew is much better than McSorleys anyway….

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t the County Commissioners  meeting held Tuesday morning? I guess we are lucky to get any news.

  • Anonymous

    The AG’s office should be working with the DA to determine whether Quimby’s actions were criminal, and if so, she should be prosecuted.  Maybe she’d also be open to a civil suit.  I bet a Piscataquis County jury would love to see Quimby in an Orange jumpsuit and leg irons.

    • Anonymous

      At the very least we would get a different picture of Roxanne !!!!

    • Anonymous

      This is exactly what is wrong with this country because of people like you and alike that want to file suit over WHAT? A lady who has done well for herself and wants to protect her property and save rednecks from PO county trashing it. I would be ticked if I was being told what to do with my property BUT it looks like she is excepting it.

      • Anonymous

        Good to know that the Law doesn’t matter to you.  However I feel about Quimby I respect that she is respecting the Law.

        • Anonymous

           Really,.. she DID NOT respect the law until the county spent taxpayer money to perform an investigation.

          The results of this investigation showed she had actually broken the law by prohibiting access to a public way.

          She has exposed a pattern here,… she obviously is willing to place gates where ever she pleases, and she is willing to let the locals figure out if they are placed correctly,… using their dime and their time. That is showing NO RESPECT for the residents of the county or townships.

          It should be HER responsibility and financial burden to show evidence of title and authority over a piece of land BEFORE any gate is allowed,.. or any culvert  or bridge is removed.

          The invoice for expenses incurred to the County should be forwarded to Roxanne Quimby for reimbursement.

          She is counting on the complacency that a typical Maine resident has. It is time for our typical quite and complacent Maine residents to wake up, pay attention to what’s going on around us,..  do not continue to wait until her actions finally affect you personally.

          Be PRO- active instead of RE-active. Pay attention,.. don’t let her get any more of a grip than she already has.

          • Anonymous

            Not her fault that she was informed properly…she was just following advice

          • Anonymous

            lol,… W-boy, .. ok,.. I’ll give her some advice, take down the gates, let us hunt, fish, snowmobile, atv, etc,.. it’s the right thing to do in Maine. No Really, that’s good advice.

          • Anonymous

            Is she the only person who posts land?

          •  No….I’m from Mass and posted my 100 when I learned I was hated because of where I came from. I did it just to be an a**hole. They even had to re-route the snowmobile trail because of me : ) HA HA

          • Anonymous

            And your actions prove that you are exactly are what they thought you were, an a**hole! HaHa!.

          • Anonymous

            I have a friend that owns over 100 acres and he posts it for two reasons, people should not be on his land without permission and the other reason is because he is concerned for the animals that live on his land. Personally I would not want strangers all over my land whenever they so choose.

          •  Too bad you had to start a futile war with her instead of pleading your case in a more acceptable way. If I were her I would crush you now……she has the patience of a SAINT.

          • Anonymous

            And the looks of a Monster!!

          •  No. The county spent MY tax money pursuing a minor violation to pacify their need to crucify this woman because she is not from Maine. You can tell right away she’s not from around here because she washes up everyday…..

      • For someone who is calling out ‘rednecks’ you didn’t know the correct word.  Try using “ACCEPTING” next time instead of “EXCEPTING”.

        • Anonymous

          fair enough…i was heading out to work and used it incorrectly to pay your walfare …my bad

        •  and here’s another one for you rednecks….IGNORANT…..

      • Anonymous

        They should file suit over a woman who used her wealth to intimidate local residents and illegally obstruct their use of a public road.  Why did she do it?  Because she thought she could get away with it.

        • What a dork

        • Anonymous

          Really? Intimidated by a gate? Intimidated by her wealth? Scared of your shadow?

          • Anonymous

            right on Droningon

    • Anonymous

       One of the important questions on if something is criminal is knowing it is against a law.  Since the commissioners office gave incorrect information originally she did not know the road was no abandoned.  So you idea would be a waste of the peoples time.  It would take any of them less then 5 min to figure that out.

      • Anonymous

        Ignorance of the law is no excuse.  I don’t remember any reports that Quimby consulted the commissioners prior to erecting the gate.  Either way, she obstructed a public right of way.

        • Anonymous

          You are just jealous of her and always have been. Your history of comments show that

    • Anonymous

      That’s dramatically ridiculous. 

      I’m sure you have no knowledge of who Roxanne Quimby is. 

      • I do, she is a liberal whacko with a lot of money who thinks she has the right to destroy the lives and the livelyhood of thousands of people, not just Mainers.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t even have to say ANYTHING to win this debate.

          • Hmm I have 16 likes, you have ummmm “0,” “ZERO,” “NONE,” “NADA,” “NOBODY.”  Guess we know who WON this debate.  And of course you don’t have to say anything, because you know I’m right.

        •  No actually…it’s only Mainers she doesn’t like….she is just reacting to your hostility and I’m sure she will give you the smack-down in the end.

          • How much is Roxie paying you DUDE?  Or did you smoke some of Roxie’s supply, DUDE?  Did you go surfing before you posted, DUDE?  Are you feeling narly, DUDE?

      • Anonymous

        She’s a liberal out of state freak that wanted to go live in sin up in the woods and sell a bunch of over priced cosmetic products–and let me tell you, it doesn’t look like they work to me.  Now she’s back and an active participant in an out of state conspiracy to turn millions of acres of the Maine woods into a national park.  I know all I need to.

        • Anonymous

          Put the coffee brandy down and get a real life.

        • Anonymous

          See above.

        •  The ugly you have can’t be fixed by cosmetics…..sorry.

          • Neither can hers.

        • Kind of funny to see the ONLY three people(DUDE, droningon, and LTGV) FOR Roxy post against you.  You must have really hit a nerve on this post.  Nice job.

      • Guest

        All of Maine knows that bitter old fat lying liberal millionaire….

    • Anonymous

      Block off your street and see what happens to you.

    • Anonymous

      Per the BDN, county and state officials erroneously advised Quimby that the road had been abandoned and that the public retained no rights of use.  Relying on the government, Quimby gated the road as she would have the right to do if public rights were abandoned.  When the government officials discovered  their error and so advised Quimby the gate was opened.  Nothing for the AG or DA to pursue here.

      • Anonymous

        Any link?  The commissioners didn’t realize it was a county road, but I don’t remember any report of her checking into the matter before the gate was installed.  Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

        •  and then there’s the True Mainer on my street that is a rich logger and had the Town put a street sign on his driveway so the cheap jerk could get it plowed with MY tax dollars. Funny how no Mainers are complaining about that huh ? You people are the lowest form of life in America….you must be proud.

    • Anonymous

      At the very least, Quimby should be charged with obstructing a public way.  

    • Anonymous

      Oh sure. Get a life

    •  Lmao !! Criminal huh ? You sound like someone who’s quite familiar with those orange suits…also you can’t file a civil AND criminal suit for the same alleged crime. Your knowledge of Piscataquis County is also lacking as it is the one sure county in Maine that your money can buy you anything….just ask Chris Almy….

    • Anonymous

      You on drugs? Chances are that Roxanne does not face jail time for what all sides admit was a confusing situation.

      Also, the commissioners might regret ever unlocking that gate. If she makes them maintain the road up to code, it could cost 100s of thousands of dollars in the next 10 years. I thought Piscatiquis was as broke as Aroostook. Maybe they think using taxpayer funds to make a point is wise use of funds.

  • Anonymous

    So what happens if the 30 year window comes to pass in a few years?  

    • The people need to get the county to drop some gravel from time to time….

      • Anonymous

        I would even be willing to pay for the gravel and the fuel costs.

        We should have a parade that ends up at the Falls.  We can have an effigy of a pair of butt cheeks as the mascot. 

        • Anonymous

          A parade would be mean…walking.  Not riding a four-wheeler. 

          Think you could get enough friends to do THAT?

          • Really, last time I checked real home town parades had fire trucks, and floats on trailers pulled by ATV’s or pickup trucks, and Kora Temple Shriners on mini-bikes and go-carts.  Of course, if your attending a liberal parade, like a gay rights parade, then you have walking.(sarcasm towards your obvious liberal standing)

          • Anonymous

            LOL!

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you walk back to Boston?Then stay there.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll donate my labor for the cause.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t worry…you will get to pay for the road to be brought up to code. It’s going to take more than a couple loads of gravel to make that road safe for motorized vehicles. It’s washed out, pot holed and an unsafe mess. Your taxes will be most appreciated to fix a road to nowhere.

          • Anonymous

            A road to nowhere you say?   A beautiful landmark such as Wilson Falls is nothing?  A place that people have enjoyed for generations is nothing? 

            I’m sorry you feel that way, but guess what?  There are many of us that don’t.  I’ve camped there several times through the years, and spent a lot of tourism dollars that supported the local economy.  The only reason I (and a lot of other people I know) were spending those dollars was because we were headed for “the falls”, and if I have to use my 4×4 truck to get there I don’t care.  At least my 85 year old grandmother won’t have to try and scale that damn road in her wheelchair like RQ wanted.

             

          • You do drone on and on…that place is an awesome spot and I’ve been there many times in my earlier life. And there are occasional drunks up there. And there are drunks in Old Port, too. And even Cape E!

          • Anonymous

            Yes, and if they were on private property they would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

    • Liberal Soup N Crackers

      Just send a county truck up to drive it once a year on an “inspection” tour.

    • Anonymous

      it becomes part of the landscape

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Lizzote for being the mouth piece….NOT!! time for new commissioners.. tom is nothing but a folded one doller bill in quimbys pocket..

    • And this further highlights how democracy in action can help the UT by dis-banding LURC. If a LURC Commissioner is in someone’s pocket, we cannot get at them. At county level, we can exercise our rights at the polls.

  • Her ultimate goal is to have her very own national park named Quimbat National Park.

  • Anonymous

    All I see here for comments are people jealous of her and nothing more…

    • Anonymous

      Are you aware of Quimby’s history in Washington and Hancock Counties? Didn’t think so.
      REAL Washington County Boys have no need for a moniker such as yours.  But giving you the benefit of the doubt … there was probably no room for “washingtonctyboywannabe”.

    • Yea real jealous of a supposed environmentalist who sold her company to CHLOROX.  Yea CHLOROX, the company that makes bleach and charcoal, two great members of our envirnomental society.  Quimby can take her money and go blow.

    • Anonymous

      I may be jealous of a few people , but i can TRUTHFULLY tell you its not of Roxanne Quimby !

    • Anonymous

      can’t “bee” jealous of her looks, she’s so ugly she has to buy her dates…looks like the only thing she has going for her is her money…

      • Anonymous

        And her brains.

  • I swear people just want to take your rights as a landowner  away i though this state was focused on landowners rights, people tell me what i can and can’t do with my land because they don’t like me, no that is just absurd. Keep the road open that is just fine but stop telling me what to do with my land. I would close it right up if i was here post it have your road but stay off my land.

  • Anonymous

    It shouldn’t be just opened ,it should be removed ,its illegal in every way and bill Roxy for removing it!!!.But she has been making her own rules for a long time like with the Burts Bees crap being found with LEAD  in it ,and dont tell me it wasnt there when she sold the company ,the new owners didnt invent it, they bought the formula.She cares about one thing MONEY!! not land or people or the enviroment.

    • Guest

      Amen

  • Anonymous

    Doesnt look abandoned to me, out of staters love to put up gates, the first thing they do when they get to Maine… I guess it makes them feel safe, a security blanket..

  • Anonymous

    “One small victory over the elitist.”
     
    Hope the National Park becomes a BIG victory over “the boobacy.” 

    • The Park will never happen. It has so much opposition it’s pathetic.

      • Anonymous

        Think so? You might be surprised. Just wait.

        • Since my post got 13 likes and yours has NONE, I think I have my answer. But if you want to talk numbers, I know at minimum there are 34,ooo( that’s thousand in case you didn’t know) members of the Maine Snowmobile Association who are DEFINITELY against her. And that’s just the members, never mind the people who help bring 350 million a year to Maine, who aren’t members. And many of those members are small businesses throughout Maine, with influence in our Government becasue they are businesses, who would be HURT by what Roxy is doing. How do you think they will react?

          • Anonymous

            They’ll be devastated when she closes the trails on her land. I don’t understand why she’s kept them open this long.

          • And your proud of that why?  You enjoy having money taken out of people’s pockets?  And the only reason SOME of the trails are open, is because the clubs were forced to agree to her dictatorship-type demands or lose their trails.  The women is a wretch.

    • Guest

      When hell freezes over

  • Anonymous

    Maine needs to send this woman packing back to North Carolina with a couple of her cronies under each arm! Summer Complaints don’t belong in Maine.

    • Guest

      Amen

  • Anonymous

    They have no right to close the road to vehicle traffic as many of us older folks who visit the falls area on a yearly basis are unable to walk the distance from the main road in and it would be discrimanting against us. Thank you Eric.

    • Guest

      Getting there myself…

  • Anonymous

    my comment is lets not hate on anyone lifes too short I vote to preserve the North Woods!

    • Guest

      Me to, but without a park

  • Anonymous

    I believe strongly in personal property rights. However, I do not believe that people should be able to buy up Maine land in order to give it to the State or Federal government so that they can make a personal monument to themselves. She can buy the land and do as she pleases with it as long as she stays within the law, but when she passes on, the land is either sold or passed onto an heir.  Her personal property rights do not supersede the right of the future generation. The government is the larges land owner in the United States… that is not a good thing. The more our govenment owns, the more control they have over us. This is not what the founding fathers intended. 

    • Evidently your belief in personal property rights isn’t that strong.  You only believe in it if the owner’s wishes for the use of his/her property are what you prefer.

      • Anonymous

        Evidently you have a problem reading. If the GOVERNMENT owns all property, where are your PERSONAL property rights?

      •  … Imposter!

  • Anonymous

    Here is a link to  one subsection of the law covering this issue:    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/23/title23sec3028.html

  • Guest

    Its over Roxanne, deal with it… :-P

    • Anonymous

      You think so?

      • Guest

        Yup…

        • Anonymous

          You’d be wrong.

          • Guest

            So your saying that old bitter old millionaire will get her park…?

            I hope she is willing to wait till hell freezes over

          • Anonymous

            It won’t be long now. She has friends in high places. And they don’t need weed to be high.

          • Guest

            That must be some good weed your smoking…. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    It was her responsibility to prove she had a right to gate the road before she put it up. If for no other reason than to prevent more negative PR for herself.

    • Anonymous

      Amen.

  • Anonymous

    If I were Quimby I’d ask for proof that the potholes were actually filled…Judging from roads in Dover-Foxcroft she would have a strong case. Just because the county says, “Oh um…yeah…um…we found some um…records that say that…um…back in ’88 we…um…filled…some potholes…

    • I bet those potholes are filled on a yearly basis now.

  • Anonymous

    This county, and  all counties, should pay attention and learn from this!

    Public rights of way need to be well documented.

    Given the obvious interest by the local residents in this case, The County Commissioners should place this issue on the next meetings agenda and move to retain the publics’ interest in this road and access to the waterway.

    I would suggest they DO NOT GIVE UP motorized access rights. Mr. McSorley, please do not stop here. continue your good deeds.

  • Anonymous

    I visited the waterfalls the weekend before she gated it and am so happy people still have vehicle access , its a beautiful place for everyone to visit including handicapped ! Now they still have access to the lower falls , GREAT NEWS for the people of Maine !

  • Anonymous

    The headlines state that Quimbys gate was not legal , according to county commissioners . Therefore it was illegal ! 

    • Guest

      Yup

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t understand, if RQ cares so deeply for the Maine people, why is she shutting off access to land that so many have enjoyed over the years? 

    When I heard about the destruction of camps that had been in families for generations I couldn’t believe how heartless and cruel that was.  When she put up gates everywhere blocking access to everyone it didn’t take me long to figure out that she’s not as fond of the Maine people as she likes to let on.

    I understand that she doesn’t want ATV’s destroying her land, or pigs who scatter garbage everywhere.  I wouldn’t want that going on on my land either, but she KNEW when she bought up all this land that she was buying some very popular landmarks that people have enjoyed for generations, but yet instead of trying to give the Maine people a chance to continue their enjoyment, she just gates everything off!

    Maybe, just maybe, if she had been willing to allow people to continue enjoying her land but made it ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that under NO circumstances would she tolerate stupid/drunken idiots littering or tearing up her land or else she’ll close it off, she may have discovered that there are a lot of people who would have been on her side, and would have respected/enforced her wishes and were willing to be on the lookout (and turn in) the destructive ones.  Not everyone in Maine is a drunken ATV riding slob who’s out to destroy Roxanne’s land.

    Instead of giving the Maine people a chance to be an alli, they were automatically assumed to be the enemy, and treated as such.  And she wonders why she’s so unpopular.

  • Quimby should sell her land back to the people who actually live here and then GO AWAY we don’t like you. We do not believe you. We do not trust you.

    • Guest

      Amen…

    • Anonymous

      Anyone could have bought the land she bought….it was all for sale fair and square. In fact, the Maine Woods are all for sale to the highest bidder. Just ask Plum Creek, or John Malone.

  • I would like to know why her land is in “tree growth tax status” she has no intrest in cutting any trees down. How does that work. she should be paying alot more taxes than she does.

  • Anonymous

    Well, the gate disappeared 6 weeks ago, and is just now being publicized.  It looks like the anti private property rights brigade is trying to fuel the fire against Roxanne.

  • Anonymous

    As we continue forward we find that in reality the governmenthas the right of ownership over everyone.
    We who have property have to pay taxes or the gov’t will relieve us of it ans sell to the next sucker to pay taxes on.. 
    Idea.. Give our propert to the gov’t. as parks and then we can camp out on it as is and live tax free and  put up signs we are the exploited ones, we  will even get free cell phones so we can keep in touch!!.
    It is our freedom of expression… 

  • Anonymous

    Glad the gate is gone. The gold pan folks will be able to set-up their dredges.

  • Guest

    Quimby is in so much denial that she “still” thinks that there is only pocket resistance to her liberal la-la land, and that the numbers of people that object will fade it time….

    That must be some good weed she’s smoking

    • Anonymous

      All she has to do is wait. When the post offices close and the welfare checks can’t get delivered on time, those “pockets of resistance” will fade away.

      • Guest

        The “pockets of resistance” as she has described the +80% of area residents, and 90% of elected officials, will live on long past that bitter fat old millionaire….!

        It’s now part historic record of her contempt of the people of Maine, from her cold handling of family camps, lying, blackmail, and outright calling us a bunch of overweight stupid welfare cases…!

        Quimby Land will never happen,,, deal with it…!

  • Anonymous

    And, thus we have another liberal having her way for a time, and she will find a way to get it back.  She is on the National Parks board, having been handpicked by the president who gets his own way, despite flouting the law and our Constitution.

    • Guest

      Unlike them, we will never give up our fight to keep the north woods just the way they are…

      • Anonymous

        Little Wilson Stream…….?

        Know where it is?     All she is going to do is move the gate up,   if they would have left it alone,  she probably would have opened it.   Now,  it’s going to be a court fight.

        • Guest

          we’ll see

      • Anonymous

        Just the way they are? Depleted, over harvested? Nice!

        • Guest

          your view, not everyone’s

  • Anonymous

    I guess some of the comments i read here are from people that may have had the same opportunity to buy these same parcels of land that the Quimby lady has purchased.  They didn’t she did so let her do as she pleases within the law.  If everyone would educate themselves with the information i left in an earlier post they would understand things a little better.  Here is the last sentence in part of the cite that i left.   Think ablut what it says she may not be done yet.

     “A presumption of abandonment is not rebutted by evidence that shows isolated acts of maintenance, unless other evidence exists that shows a clear intent by the municipality or county to consider or use the way as if it were a public way. “

    • Anonymous

      The road was being used. Just because it needed very little mainaince does not mean it was abandoned.

    • The road was clearly used over a long period of time by property owners and non-property owners – i.e. the public. The doctrine of estoppel plays a role. Also, the road runs along the stream which is a navigable waterway which in Maine implies certain public rights. So somewhrinmaine, you are not quite telling the full story; and as I have personal knowledge of Mr. Stumpfel’s abilities, I would say you are probably in need of a few more years of training to compete at that level.

      • Anonymous

        I do not think that i was questioning anyones abilities here nor did i indicate that i was an expert.  All I was pointing out is there are other technicalities in the law which could possibly lead to further research.

  • Anonymous

    Man that looks like a real nice road to take my hunting dog on for partridge  !!! So many of those in this great state.. Got one right here on our property that many folks use even with their ATV’s  !!!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t she part of the 1% we’re all supposed to loath? 

     Made her millions off the backs of minimum wage workers and then selling her company to a large polluting corporation for an exuberant profit.

    •  Ooops.. 

    • Anonymous

       Bet she votes with a big D…

    • Anonymous

      It’s the American way. Don’t you wish you had 1% of her money? I think you’re jealous and bitter.

  • Anonymous

    Ok great you can now drive on the road. Of course if you get off the PUBLIC road your still on here PRIVATE property and are trespassing IE breaking the law.   So what did you really accomplish here. I personally do not like quimby nor the park idea. However I am a property owner in Maine and dislike any attempt to circumvent the rights of property owners. She owns it it is hers. No matter how much you dislike a person this is no reason to make up rules. If she does not want people on HER land then stay off it. My land is posted something I swore I would never do but the out of state four wheelers int he summer and the wardens playing we can do what we want forced me to do just that. Along with many others up here.

  • Anonymous

    Maine does not and should not belong to one person, Roxann Quimby should not be the exception.  I think people should stop selling her large portions of Northern.  Perhaps maine should start a fund inorder to buy any and all other land that might sold in the future.

    • Anonymous

      Good luck…do you think your welfare check would cover it?

      • Anonymous

        I think they called that Land For Maine ‘s Future. A fund that is bankrupt with no signs of replenishment because the state is broke and the Gov. could care less about the environment.

  • Anonymous

    I think this is great.     But, now  how much is the County committed?    

    A ruling by the Commissioners,    doesn’t make things so.     If the County does not intend to maintain it’s “small portion”…..what is going to prevent her from moving her gate further up the road?

    I have absolutely no trust in Tom Lizzotte, he’s as much as a manipulator as any one in Augusta, or Roxanne herself.     HE…..needs to say…..bye bye.

    This is a man that told our Sheriff that this year’s budget discussion doesn’t include last year’s numbers. But yet, as he was explaining THIS year’s budget, he did exactly what he prohibited our Sheriff from saying and referencing last year’s budget.

    Hypocrisy in it’s finest.

  • Anonymous

    You guys need to go out west and actually VISIT a national park and know something about them. 
     
    Human access is allowed on a limited basis, for the reason of educating people on the importance of conservation, and for gaining an appreciation and understanding of the environment in its natural state.

  • Anonymous

    Some places need to have no human impact (or as little as possible).
     
    National parks put the landscape, and the plants and animals, at the highest priority.  Humans have enough other spaces. 

  • Anonymous

    Quimby, do Maine a favor andd move west. They have lots of land you can gate up out there.

  • Here’s how she works; she makes her wish to purchase land known, land is liquidation harvested, and she has prearranged agreement with said landowner to purchase the land at top dollar, which no one but her would pay. It is sickening and maddening to observe, and scars the area for decades. That’s how she rolls. It’s a lot different from Plum Creek.

    • Anonymous

      How would you know how she works? Why don’t you have a conversation with the landowners that are scarring “your” precious forest?

  • Anonymous

    The gate was gone a while ago.    What’s the point?     It will end up in court, and the County’s interest is very limited.  If the Commissioner’s office would have left it alone perhaps something positive would have been negotiated.  

    Now,   she’s going to spend some money and cost the county plenty in legal fees,  and it’s questionable if they will win.      

    All that needed to be done is let sleeping dogs lie,   the gate was down,  the county knew it,  but Tom Lizotte couldn’t not have the press.    Well,  if I were Tom,   I’d be looking the^^^ out!

  • Oh good…now all the drunks can get back to tearing the area up….too bad…been nice and quiet up here too. Quimby is a better neighbor than the usual bunch of crackheads that hang out there…..Real big victory Mainers….cut off your nose to spite your face…..

    • Anonymous

      Hey dude, no park for you!

  • Beware of her! She is like a rabid animal, and, you never know how they’ll react

  • And like children, they followed the Pied Piper’s (Roxanne Quimby) haunting tunes, and they were lost in the forest, and, were never found again. That is what happens, when, you dwell in fantasies.

  • Roxanne Quimby for Governor !!!!! I love the way you Mainers hate her because she can buy you all 10 times over….Lol !!! Poor babies……

  • If you dig deeper you may find out , it has always been a legal right of way because of people using it for so long ,check out maine survey law for law that has been used for crossing land if use more then 10 years in a row or something like that I believe???

  • Anonymous

    And I’ve probably traveled over more of this country than you. 
     
    YOU should pack a lunch and cross the bridge in Kittery.  Learn something about the rest of our country, and its national parks. 

  • Anonymous

    “Parasite?”  How? 

  • she just need to go away
     

  • Anonymous

    How old are you, about 7 or 8?

  • Anonymous

    16 goobers…are STILL 16 goobers. 

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