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Elliotsville Township residents are upset with a gate Roxanne Quimby erected near Wilson Stream.

Gate to Roxanne Quimby’s land ‘yanked out,’ resident says

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s gate on Wilson Stream Pond Road in Elliotsville Township has been vandalized, the Piscataquis County commissioners were told Tuesday morning. “I think we had an incident,” said Clowes Brown of Elliotsville Township, who attended the commissioners’ meeting to see if the gate could be …
Kea Tesseyman of Kinetic Energy Alive rips through the problems facing young people, revealing the words "future" and "change," at the Juice Conference in Camden on Nov. 4, 2011.

Roxanne Quimby, Angus King advocate risk at Camden Juice conference

CAMDEN, Maine — For three young men from Lincolnville, it was buying an old school bus, painting it chartreuse and road-tripping across the United States, producing a Web TV show on the way and helping out youth groups to boot. For former Gov. Angus King, it was starting a business …
A snowmobile is parked outside a gate on land owned by Roxanne Quimby in January 2011.

Quimby allows snowmobile clubs access to her lands for a year, upon request

Snowmobilers can have access to trails on environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s land on a yearly basis if the snowmobile clubs that maintain them submit letters seeking permission, Quimby said Monday. A recent message to the dozen clubs that take care of the trails from Mark Leathers, a land manager at James …

Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 26-27, 2011: Wind power, LURC reform and Roxanne Quimby

Flawed membership So the supercommittee couldn’t make a go of it. Is anyone surprised? The committee should have been made up of businesspeople, not politicians who are more concerned about being re-elected than doing what they are elected to do. Robert Goodwin Brewer The dark side of wind I have …
Roxanne Quimby speaks during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket in May 2011.

Gate installed by Quimby in Elliotsville Township a sore point with residents

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Piscataquis County officials have no authority to remove a gate recently erected by Roxanne Quimby across the Wilson Stream Pond Road because it involves privately owned land, the Piscataquis County commissioners ruled Tuesday. Seventeen Elliotsville Township residents petitioned the commissioners to remove the gate, which is in …
Roxanne Quimby speaks during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket in May 2011.

East Millinocket voters to consider national park question

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Medway’s town leaders and residents are for it, Millinocket’s town leaders against, and on Tuesday local voters can say where they stand on a National Park Service feasibility study of Roxanne Quimby’s proposed 70,000-acre national park. As part of a nonbinding referendum on the subject, voters …
Roxanne Quimby poses in Portland, Maine.

Cape Elizabeth state senator forms group to promote Quimby’s proposed national park

A state senator from Cape Elizabeth announced Tuesday the formation of what she called a statewide organization that will lead the effort to help environmentalist and businesswoman Roxanne Quimby donate 70,000 acres for the creation of a national park in 2016. Sen. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, said The Friends of …
Roxanne Quimby (from left); Bob McIntosh, a retired national park official; Mark Leathers, land manger for Eliotsville Plantation; and Dan O'Leary, CEO of Eliotsville Plantation listen to a citizen's question during a National Park Service feasibility study meeting at Schenck High School in East Millinocket.

East Millinocket voters reject national park feasibility study

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Voters overwhelmingly opposed a National Park Service feasibility study of Roxanne Quimby’s proposed 70,000-acre national park, voting 513-132 against the idea in unofficial totals compiled late Tuesday, Town Clerk Erica Ingalls said. Five voters left blank ballots. As part of a nonbinding referendum on the subject, …
Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, gestures while talking with fellow lawmakers in the House chamber at the State House in Augusta in 2010.

Quimby opponents criticize new national park advocacy group

MILLINOCKET, Maine — When he heard that a Cape Elizabeth state senator had organized a citizens group to advocate for a 70,000-acre national park proposed by businesswoman and environmentalist Roxanne Quimby because a park would create jobs, Town Councilor Michael Madore immediately thought of a counterproposal, he says. “I will …
JOHN HOLYOKE
Corey Smith of Orrington weighs his 190-pound, 11-point buck at the Kozy Korner store in Orrington on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Smith says he spotted the buck emerging from a cedar swamp in Orrington before he dropped it.

Readers unite in favor of residents-only opening day

On Saturday, I did what we columnists often do: I stuck my neck out. It didn’t take long before readers did what they often do in response: They lopped my head off (fortunately, only figuratively). If you missed the column and the resulting online melee, here’s all you need to …
Millinocket Town Manager Eugene Conlogue

National Park Service chief outlines goals of feasibility study

MILLINOCKET, Maine – Local sentiment for and against a new national park would be considered, but Congress, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service would determine the uses of the 70,000 acres conservationist Roxanne Quimby proposes giving to the park service in 2016, according to a letter …
CONTRIBUTORS

National parks and loggers can’t co-exist

Despite the rhetoric from Roxanne Quimby and other park supporters about jobs, when you look at the facts, a national park is a bad idea for Maine, it is certainly no gift. As good stewards of the forest, our loggers have looked at Quimby’s plan and can read between the …

Groups join snowmobilers in opposition to proposed national park

AUGUSTA, Maine — A group representing wood-related industries on Tuesday joined prominent hunting and snowmobiling groups in opposition to a proposal to create a 70,000-acre national park east of Baxter State Park. The Maine Forest Products Council, which represents landowners, loggers, paper mills and others involved in wood products, is …

Millinocket candidates grapple with economy, Quimby park plan

MILLINOCKET, Maine — The struggling local economy might force town leaders to seek consolidation of services and schools with other Katahdin region communities, Town Council incumbent and candidate John Raymond said Thursday. Raymond and fellow candidates Charles Cirame, Michael Madore and Gilda Stratton vie for three open three-year council seats …

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011: Northern Maine national park, Rev. Carlson and Occupy Bangor

Wary of Quimby The Nov. 23 BDN article by Nick Sambides about Roxanne Quimby and Sen. Cynthia Dill is very interesting, but the little fibs still persist. The parcel in question is not 70,000 acres, it is 59,000 acres. I will admit 70,000 sounds a lot better than 59,000, and …
REESER MANLEY
Bumper vegetable crops hinge on successful management of organic matter and nutrients in the soil, including annual soil testing.

A nutrient management primer for gardeners, part two

The organic gardener’s goal is to provide plants with sustainable levels of essential elements needed for healthy growth. We accomplish this goal by adding organic matter to the soil, digging in composted manure and mulching with shredded leaves or compost. Microbial decomposition of the organic matter releases nutrients in a …
EMMET MEARA

Hiding under the covers leads to a Pats win

Thankfully, my personal psychiatrists Frank Renew and Larry Ouellette were in Florida and Texas, respectively. If they had been at Cobb Manor on Sunday night, they would have recommended some severe action — pharmaceutical or institutional. I don’t know why I care so much about that band of football Hessians …
Sarah Smiley

Close call at restaurant with kids

When the kids asked, “What’s your favorite restaurant, Mom?” I had no idea they planned to take me there for my birthday. Otherwise, I would have fibbed and said “Wendy’s” or “UNO,” some place suitable for dinner with three children under the age of 11. Instead, and without hesitation, I …
WAYNE E. REILLY

Telegraph, telephone, wireless revolutionized communications a century ago

“IN TWO MINUTES: New Record for Communications Between Bangor and N.Y.” A new “direct wire service” had been installed between Bangor and New York City, said the story under the headline in the Bangor Daily Commercial on Nov. 4, 1911, a century ago this month. “Bangor is a great deal …
ERIK STEELE

Top 10 health care myths to ignore, part one

This is the first of two articles about 10 important myths in the Great American Health Care Debate. There are sweet-sounding myths in the American odyssey to a viable health care system, siren songs of simple solutions that lure us onto the rocks of irrelevant debate. It’s time for us …