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  • Anonymous

    It’s hard for me to believe that this company still feels entitled to make demands of Maine taxpayers.  After the tax gifts and corporate welfare, the purchase of the toxic dump, the permits to produce charcoal – now they want us to give them a natural gas pipeline and are willing to hold the Millinocket residents hostage to get it?  Wow.

    • Anonymous

      It’s humorous when certain folks disagree with your sentiments that they feel the need to tell you what you need to do with your life.  Makes one wonder about their upbringing? Or possibly their level of emotional maturity

      • Anonymous

        So do you agree with bangor’s sentiments? I think its good news for the Katahdin area.

        • Anonymous

          No, never said that I agreed with Bangors’ opinion…Whether I agree or disagree I have no right to condem him…Remember our past conversations thinky?  I do.

  • Anonymous

    “We have consistently said that without a natural gas line to provide stable, affordable energy, the Millinocket paper mill cannot restart,” Cate Street Chief Operating Officer Richard Cyr said in a statement Wednesday. “While all parties remain committed and are diligently working towards bringing natural gas to the area, its future is still unclear.” 

    Hold on there just a tater pickin minute there Mr. Cyr. Perhaps you haven’t been keeping up to date on what has been happening here in The Pine Tree State. It was just a few weeks ago that Maine’s Extortionist In Chief, Paul Richard LePage, declared that if Millinocket didn’t give in to his extortion demands to pay $50,000. per year to assist with the cost of running the Dolby landfill that he would withdraw State support for the gas pipeline. Wouldn’t that mean that all the parties are not as committed as you say they are?

    • Anonymous

      “withdraw State support for the gas pipeline”. Where did you read that?

    • Anonymous

      oh, you mean the same Extortionist who wants to pretend to be “Open For Business”?  He must have meant Family Business?  Shady Business?

      It seems like Cate St is trying to be decent:  “As part of the industrial park proposal, Cate Street plans to offer the mill site’s several empty buildings for little or no rent and said the site offers great advantages to manufacturers besides the pipeline.”

      What I really like that you don’t see from businesses these days:

      “Today was an opportunity to begin the discussion with community leaders and ask them for input as we all try to lift up the region for the long term. We are very respectful of Millinocket’s history and tradition and are working hard to preserve it,” Cyr said. “We believe the responsible course of action, for all parties, is to explore every opportunity and be open to new ideas.”

      We’re used to seeing businesses being self-serving and they usually want some kind of concessions with not much consideration for the people let alone history and traditon. I just hope somewhere in everyone’s business plan is fixing the Golden Road and providing decent rates for the loggers and trucks.

      Too bad we lost the hydro system….I still can’t believe that deal……

  • Anonymous

    Come on people. Look at the facts presented here on this medium.  Isn’t this a proverbial drop in the bucket compared to the masses that are not employed anymore?  I don’t know for certain but I have earned a living in this area since ’91 and quite frankly this is just a bunch of hogwash to satisfy the proverbial lame stream media.  If you want to survive here in the future you all need to be thinking recreational activities.  Something that was like a cancer diagnosis when talked about when the west operations smokestack was puffing smoke.  It hasn’t been for how many years now?

    And you still have the local union members driving by the gate to see if they are open for business.
    Get a Grip people and wake up.

    Your so called Senator MM is directly responsible for the current demise but yet you have all been poisioned by the Union cool aid.

    Good Grief Charlie Brown, the Christmas tree is dead. Plant another one and nurture it to futility and don’t beat down those individuals that are trying to do just that.

    Embrace the opportunities that you have in the area.  For one, many communities would ‘kill’ to have and airport like you all have that is self-sustaining and turning a profit compared to expenditures. 

    Something that is not prevalent in other Maine communities. Embrace what you have and take it forward.  Lord knows enough have tried in the past but face the facts, ‘Little’ Jeff Campbell has turned what used to be a Millinocket  money pit into a sustainable operation for the town.  Wake up and Get on the wagon or else you will be run over by it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with your assessment.  Unfortunately I have lived in Millinocket long enough to know that is not what the massess are willing to do.  Some may, most won’t.  Most will continue to pine for the good ol days until the day that the Millinocket Mill is completely torn down.  Sadly for many paper is all that they know.  What our region needs is a fresh infusion of young people with an entrepreneurial spirit.  The present town council is too busy watching “All in the Family” reruns from the 70’s to take notice as to what this town needs.  A postive outlook is required but sadly that is lacking in Millinocket.  The old guard at the helm of this sinking ship has set course for bligh reef.

      • Anonymous

        I agree , many still believe in 16 hour days working the window, new pickups , boats ,snowsleds, camps and long weekends that they enjoyed in the past. Many are hoping for $50,000. to $60,000. per year with little to no education. Those days are gone but many refuse to accept it. I’d like tp see the folks in the Majic city give these Cate street folks a chance.

      • Anonymous

        “Young entrepreneurs” think outside the box. They are creative and ambitious. I can’t think of one good reason why an entrepreneur would locate a business in Millinocket, where the prevailing attitude is a fear of change, an aversion to anything new or different, and an allegiance to outdated, irrelevant, and hopeless dreams that will never come to fruition (a paper mill, really??). Good luck with that!

        P.S. The young entrepreneurs are in California and they’re staying there. (google, apple, Facebook, yahoo, etc etc)

        • Anonymous

          That’s sad considering paper mills in other parts of the country are doing well.Those mills were the best in the world once and before the canadian guy ripped it apart it still had that ability it covered it’s costs be selling electricity from it’s hydro dams sad our government allows shady things like that to happen to our own.Yet then again how long has certian groups worked to kill northern maine peoples chances for their own agenda gratz to them, looks like their gonna get their wish.What kid from northern maine would stay in a place with no future when so many other states offer so much more.Please don’t bother to talk about all the high paying oppurtunity’s a national park would provide .On a good note detroit got some new jobs assemblying tv’s and already talk about expansion.Gratz to them can’t make it up here I guess.

        • Anonymous

          Read  
          http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/national/2012/04/clean-runner-raises-196m-for.html     
          Ever think that “young entrepreneurs” may have helped with the process of green technology?  Did you ever think that perhaps, with the new environmentally conscious technology, there would be a place for the RESIDENTS in the Katahdin area? Do you care?Cate Street Capitol appears to promote an environmental policy that INCLUDES BOTH Jobs for the PEOPLE and the protection of the environment.  

          Your pompous arrogance is short sighted if you think the Maine Woods will become the Art Colony/National Park destination of the Northeast.  Delusional. California is calling you.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve been trying to make a living in Maine so long that I don’t have the $$$$ to move to California.

            ps. Terrified (ha) wood is not green. It’s actually desperate.

        • Charles Hastings

          I welcome you to come visit the UMaine business school and talk to some of the fine young men and women entrepreneurs before you pass judgment. 

        • Donna Green

          So true unfortunately

  • Lord Whiteman

     We were told we would get 600 jobs if we gave the previous owners, Brookfield Management of Toronto Canada 17 million dollars.   

    • Anonymous

      We were????

    • Anonymous

      Dream on.

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile, Cate Street/Great Northern Paper isn’t paying their bills on time…ask any of their vendors.

  • Anonymous

    This is a joke,  Right ? An Industrial  Park in the middle of Maine’s DEAD ZONE ?

    • Anonymous

      The Earthgrow plant in Medway seems to do quite well in the “Dead Zone”.

      • Anonymous

        Medway is in the growth zone, The Death zone starts at the the tracks in Dolby.

        • Anonymous

          That is true. Just look, the LaCasa is even opened up again.

  • tag

    How long before Obama’s minions try to quash this because it doesn’t serve any environmental agenda? The liberals will continue their “war on jobs” until everyone needs the government.

    • Anonymous

      This has nothing to do with Liberals or Conservatives. The Milli Area is one big Dead  Zone. Expensive transportation, expensive electricity, expensive heating and uneducated population. Better relocate the industrial park to North or South Dakota where they are drilling for oil and gas like crazy. These states are Booming.

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me but the Millinocket area is not uneducated.  You have more people per capita in the Bangor area on welfare and unemployed, if that’s what yu’re getting at.  Yes the Dakotas are booming but the democrats will put and end to most of the new drilling. 

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