Comments for: E. Millinocket gets first Sudden and Severe Impact payment after LePage controversy

Posted March 27, 2012, at 12:47 p.m.
Last modified March 27, 2012, at 7:24 p.m.

EAST MILLINOCKET | The town received a first payment Tuesday of state Sudden and Severe Impact funding that is part of a dispute between Gov. Paul LePage and Millinocket town leaders, school Superintendent Quenten Clark said. The $336,149 payment covers about nine months of this fiscal year. The next …

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  • Lepage IS a Sudden And Severe Impact!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously not intending on being cynical or biased…Why is
    the state providing welfare to local governments when we are in such poor
    economic times?

    • Anonymous

      Who said we are in poor economic times?  LePage after giving millions back to the rich in this State!  If you Repubs think he is going to share with you, you are in for disappointment.  Why do you nthink he set up his site for campaign contributions so early?  Answer is simple.  If you give now, you get special consideration.  Even a monkey could figure that one out1

    • Anonymous

      Then you should push to have the law changed. This has to do with State Law, and it would happen to any city or town in the state if the circumstances were the same.

  • Anonymous

    $42k that Millinocket needed…maybe!!!

    • James Leavitt

      Withhold 216k from East Millinocket and they would be complaining just like Millinocket.  Only reason they aren’t is because they got ALL that they were entitled to.  

      • Anonymous

        Because we didn’t use an evaluation that still contained equipment, machines, and buildings that don’t exist anymore, to figure out our mill’s tax value.  Millinocket cheated and got caught plain and simple. And even IF they got their whole check it wouldn’t solve the problem because their school board already spent it, their town already spent it. In fact their school board spent it 2x.

        • James Leavitt

          You are not a credible person period.  You have no facts to back up anything you have said.  The only person claiming that Millinocket over valued the mill is you and LePage.  The amount has been agreed upon by more parties than just Millinocket.  You have no facts on the schools budget, the amount spent or how much the town has so called already spent.

  • Guest

    Maple syrup wouldn’t melt in Quenten’s mouth. I guess he knows what to kiss to keep his precious money flowing!

  • Anonymous

    It’s a huge amount of money for us too – the one’s who gave it to you.  Here’s to hoping that with the charcoal factory open, the toxic dump running and the check clearing, Millinocket will finally become self-sufficient again.

    • Anonymous

      As usual, that was East Millinocket. Look at a map lol

      • Anonymous

        And again, I feel compelled to remind you that 99.8% of Mainers do not distinguish between North, South, East or West Millinocket.  They’re all the same town and they are all benefiting from the handouts that the taxpayers continue to provide them.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe that percentage of liberals in Southern Maine. North of Bangor for the most part we know our geography. That is like sayin Rumford & Mexico, Watervill, Winslow, Portland, South Portland, Bangor and Brewer are the same towns. Yea, and I am sure Bangor does not get any handouts either. They sure do get plenty for schools and other projects.

          • Anonymous

            As a point of clarity.. it is quite difficult to find the border between Rumford and Mexico as there are literally no signs saying you left and you arrived. 

          • Anonymous

            Clearification, I know when I go from Mexico to Rumford.

        • Anonymous

          I am sure you did a scientific survey to find that 99.8% number. It seems to me that 99.8% of the people south of Augusta don’t have a clue about the geography of northern Maine anyway. What they think really doesn’t matter to us anyway. The total amount of sudden impact funding works out to around 92 cents per Maine resident. If you would just tell me where to send the money, I will write you a check for your share and your immediate family members if it would shut you up. 

        • The more you open your mouth, the more we can see you really don’t know anything.

        • Anonymous

          No one up here seperates Bangor from Brewer either!

          • Anonymous

            Maybe we aught to call it Brewgor

          • Anonymous

            Speak for yourself

  • Anonymous

    Clarke says it was never threatened? The says it is a huge amount of money.  Wonder if they had not received the check what he would said in  a few months.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm… They can sue me….

  • Anonymous

    “Millinocket has held onto the $504,000 check because state officials have said that cashing it would mean accepting the $216,000 loss. ”  You’ve got to be kidding me!  Millinocket hasn’t cashed that check and put it in escrow?  Don’t they know who they’re dealing with?  LePage isn’t above ordering a stop payment on that check.  I would expect nothing less.  Yanking away every red cent would certainly make a great next chapter in this saga.  C’mon Paul, we know you have it in you.  Let’s not disappoint.

  • Anonymous

    I take exception with Mr. Clark’s comment that with legislative action contracts are pretty much impossible.  It is important to note that legislation is written in a very precise manner.  If it is not in the legislation than it is not part of the agreement, period.  There should never be hand shake agreements when it comes to legislation or state contracts.  It is extremely important to have everything clearly laid out.  

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