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  • Anonymous

    LePage either lied or fumbled horribly when he said he was going to listen to all sides and unite Maine.  The State is in a topsy-turvy  spiral deep into the waters of angry division. 

    Even fellow Republicans have banded together to write an Op-ed about LePage’s gruff rude demeanor. Sad, tragic and, in full accord with Murphy’s Law, happening at the worst possible time.

  • Lord Whiteman

    Lepage doesn’t even have the legal authority to buy the Dolby landfill and he has said as much.
     This is going to end badly for everyone except Lepage and his  benefactors up at Brookfield Management of Toronto, Canada.  

  • Anonymous

    This will play out and we will see what the story is, the dump is in the Katahdin region so regardless the rest of us will end up paying for their mess.

    • Sorry you are so confused, it is not “their” mess.  It is the mess of a few companies that employed many people from many areas.  Get over yourself.

      • Anonymous

        Not in the Katahdin region? Man who throw dirt lose ground o copycat one.

  • PabMainer

    There seems (blatantly obvious) that a gap in communication and understanding has occurred here and throughout many of the political dealings in and around our Capital and State……would it seem (maybe not as obvious) that someone in either Millinocket or the Gov’s office could take the high road and arrange a meeting to clarify positions, expectations and understanding?? Probably not I guess…..let’s just hire lawyers and call for investigations into everything and continue to go on without any resolve…Crazy…..

  • Anonymous

    A Governor like LePage is also unprecedented, and so……..

  • Guest

    Ya and his intervention in saving the mill was unprecedented too.
    but the Dems and BDN dont want to talk about that.

    • Anonymous

      He didn’t save it… some company from NH saved it… which started while Baldacci was still in the Blaine House…

      But then again, the GOP has never been concerned with facts.

    • Anonymous

      Nope-check w/the mill employees to see how much they like this train wreck of a leader who never misses a photo op or a chance to take credit where it’s not due.

      • Who cares?  How does not “liking” the leader have anything to do with this.  He is providing them jobs, more than what you are doing.

  • kcjonez

    “Town councilors say LePage lied …….”  

    …….the question is, how many more times…….?

  • Otis B. Driftwood

     It’s becoming more obvious all the time that LaPudge doesn’t have much under control, he doesn’t have his mouth under control, he doesn’t have his appointees under control, he doesn’t have DHHS under control, he doesn’t have the legislative process under control.  He’s been governing by chance in accordance with his tea bag philosophy, and as has been the case in Washington, other states and Maine, the philosophy is weak at best.  

    • Lepage is a Sudden and Severe Impact in his own right!

  • Anonymous

    A previous article stated “The state agreed to assume ownership of the formerly mill-operated landfill to free potential mill buyers from an enormous liability.”

    Now it’s OUR “enormous liability”!!! He’s just asking Millinocket to make the first few payments to protect the phony job creators. Make the corporate polluters clean up their own mess!

    • Anonymous

      It’s called corporate welfare – the only kind allowed under the current administration.

    • Few place the blame where a majority of it truly belongs, ‘corporate polluters’ is exactly right.

    • Anonymous

      Yep. When corporations get government assistance, it’s not welfare. That must be the GOP mantra. 

  • Anonymous

    The good reputation of the Millinocket Town Council, that is why they’ve been sued and lost THREE times because they kept appealing the same lawsuit!   They lie, and again are willing to go to court to prove it!

    • Anonymous

      I was just about to put .. Millinocket doesn’t have much luck when they end up in court!” You post more than made that point. I only wish I could like it more than once!!!

      • James Leavitt

        Let’s not forget that the lawsuit you are talking about in fact hinged on one particular council member not in fact the whole town of Millinocket.  Because he was a council member and acted as part of the council the lawsuit was against the town.  The point of  the lawsuit was how councilor Polstein vote related to the whistle blower act if I remember correctly.  

  • What would you expect from a governor who has made Maine the 6TH most corrupt state government in the USA.  Even Howie Carr has outted the penguin. L O L….YOW …Adrienne .!!!

  • Guest

     The whole State is legally bound to support Millinocket’s landfill to keep jobs there and this is Millinocket giving us the finger…..

    • CPPray

      Just to clarify, the land fill is not in Millinocket, it has never been owned or operated by either East Millinocket or Millinocket.  While the operation of the mills benefit the communities by their locations – employees come from more than a dozen communities, and suppliers come from several dozens more communities across the state, thus benefits the State, as does any business the size of the paper industry, as well as others.

    • Anonymous

      “is Millinocket giving us the finger” to the state? NO! To you and buffoons like you? YES!!!

      • Guest

        Did you eat a sour ball??

    • Anonymous

      The landfill is NOT in Millinocket!!!   So how can it be Millinocket’s landfill???

  • Anonymous

    Go for it..  It is about time this spending stops..

  • Anonymous

    I’m taking up a collection to keep LePage in Jamaica another week. It’s not that I think he’ll do a better job after a longer break. I just believe the state will be in better shape with him outta here. 

  • Anonymous

    When are the good people of Maine going to get sick and tired of this petty dictator and run him out of the state?  He is trying really hard to “Divide and Conquer” and keep his baggers and the MHPC and the Koch Brothers happy … pathetic!!

    • Guest

      Another bitter liberal  without power!!! 

      • Anonymous

        Now they know what it feels like to be out of power for once.  Now their issues aren’t being pushed they are balking.  We had to live with this for more than 40 years under Democrats
         with our voices muffled.  The Liberals are getting what they deserve for driving this state into the toilet.

  • Anonymous

    If the liberals had not driven all major business from Maine over the past 40 years we would not need to give Millinocket welfare money. About time people started to reap what they sew and stop sucking of the taxpayers teet….

    • Anonymous

      And corporate greed  didn’t drive any businesses overseas, did it?   No, of course not.  And if they could produce the same items w/cheap labor, did that not increase their net profit?  Think about it. 

  • Anonymous

    Also sprach der Fuhrer.   

    • Anonymous

      Someone needs to goose the head goose stepper.

      • Anonymous

        LOL.  He is above any laws, ethical guidelines, regulations, or Constitutions.  He is incorrigible and irredeemable.

  • Lepage is a Sudden and Severe Impact in his own right!

  • Mary Stubbs

    It’s nice to see all the BDN liberals out in full force on such a beautiful day!!

  • Anonymous

    I remarked that LePage did not have a clue when he first came in to office, and he still does not have a clue – how remarkable is THAT!!!

  • Guest

     
    The reason our Great Governor Paul Lepage is always in the media is because he is always working, less a few vak’s. 
    For the simple minded here is an example .. You buy an old house that you want to renovate, first you decide to replace the old stone foundation, because the foundation needs to be solid to support the rest of the house, next you roof it to protect the work you are about to do. and then you have insured any furture work is worth the effort…
    Maine was a run down old State needing renovation Period!!!!

    • Anonymous

      kinda nice only about 1/3 of the state is slow enough to think this joke of a governor is doing a good job

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing Gov LePage may get less than 38% of the Millinocket vote next time !

  • Guest

    I hope it’s “unprecedented” especially in favor of a State of Maine taxpayer, that’s why I voted for you Governor LePage keep up the good work, you have at least 1 vote after your term is up.  But fix what you can in this term, please and thank y

  • Anonymous

    People you all are “spouting” off and not looking at the land-fill for what it is.  IT is a prime example of what can go wrong when  BIG corporations have more power for their causes then the people do.

    The Dolby landfill was “rebuilt” and “recovered” with STATE & FEDERAL Agencies monies,  (that would be taxpayer’s money, you know, they put their hands in your pocketbook) a few years back.  All while the Corporate ownership of the mills was in transition from one “raper” to the other.

    The amount of money spent hauling material in to contain the landfill was enormous.  Any day driving by it you would smell a noxious odor of rotten eggs, from all the paper making by products and waste leaching out.  The landfill sits literally feet away from the Penobscot River, where it is leaching toxic dioxins into the waterways still daily, even into the air every mammal breaths.  It still smells to this day.

    This was ALL approved by politicians at that time and the agencies.  SO now we have a Republican Governor and you all are ‘dumping’ on him for this mess.  That just doesn’t make any sense to me.

    Certainly you have more reasoning power than to react to what you read in the papers or view on the controlled television.

    So if this was all approved in the past under other parties leadership at the State level doesn’t it seem more rational to put the blame on them then the spot light on the current Governor?  And for the record, I did not vote for this current Governor. 

    People might just want to do their own research first before reacting.  Remove the emotion and look at the facts.  You will be very surprised at the view you begin to see.

    Have a wonderful day.  Life is Good.

  • Anonymous

    Ya wanna know what else is unprecedented?????   A Governor who is trying to balance the State of Maines’ budget.  Do what it takes Le Page!!  Disregard the left.  They’re still sore because you beat out their wimpy candidate and are now dismantling the money sucking state programs that they built over the past 38 years.  Tissues anyone?

    • Anonymous

      Hip hip hooray!

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