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Roxanne Quimby

Quimby on Maine: A ‘sincere apology’

Editor’s note: In Tuesday’s Letters to the editor, Roxanne Quimby apologizes for her comments about Maine in a recent article in Forbes magazine. I would like to convey my heartfelt and very sincere apology to BDN readers and the residents of Maine for the unkind remarks expressed toward them in my …
Roxanne Quimby

Millinocket leaders criticize Quimby, propose alternative regional study

Town leaders had harsh words for Roxanne Quimby on Thursday and approved pursuing, with U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, an economic development assessment of the Katahdin region that could counter a feasibility study of Quimby’s proposed national park. The new proposal arose from a discussion in August by …
Roxanne Quimby

Quimby’s idea for a national park gathering momentum, supporters say

MEDWAY | A citizens committee formed to investigate the feasibility of Roxanne Quimby’s proposal to give to the National Park Service 70,000 acres she owns adjacent to Baxter State Park announced Wednesday that 16 groups support having the park service study the proposal’s feasibility. George McLaughlin, co-chairman of the …
Roxanne Quimby

Quimby to attend national park meeting in East Millinocket Thursday evening

Town leaders have asked a Medway-based committee promoting a feasibility study of Roxanne Quimby’s proposed national park to allow study and park opponents to present their arguments at a meeting at Schenck High School on Thursday. Claiming that the opposition’s position is unclear and the debate …
POLL QUESTION
Roxanne Quimby speaks during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket in May 2011.

Roxanne Quimby calls Maine ‘a welfare state’

In an online interview published this week, environmentalist Roxanne Quimby called Maine “a welfare state” that has a large population of obese and elderly people and whose major landowners are committed to a forest products industry model that hasn’t worked in years. Describing forest products landowners as “a very tight-knit …

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011: Table games, North Woods park, Roxanne Quimby

Thankful, but keep it going We are lucky to live in northern Penobscot County. We have glorious natural resources in our backyard: Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, whitewater rafting on the Penobscot and endless opportunities for skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. It is a natural wonder rich with outdoor …
EDITORIALS
Roxanne Quimby speaks during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket in May 2011.

Looking Beyond a National Park

An economic development study proposed by Millinocket leaders could be just the right tool to break a logjam over the possibility of a national park in the region. Rather than examining the pros and cons of such a park — which remains highly controversial — an economic development assessment could …
EDITORIALS
Roxanne Quimby speaks during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket in May 2011.

Park question should be decided on merits, not Quimby’s views

Roxanne Quimby’s inflammatory descriptions of Maine and the Katahdin region quoted in a recent interview with Forbes will erode some of the soft support she was winning for her plan to establish a North Woods National Park. But those comments, however impolitic, should not change the task at hand for …
Roxanne Quimby during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket in May 2011.

Snowe: Quimby’s ‘welfare state’ comments do not reflect reality of Maine

Environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s recent statements calling Maine “a welfare state” that has a large population of obese and elderly people “do not reflect the reality and true nature of Maine,” U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday. Responding to comments by Quimby published at forbes.com last week, Snowe said through a …
Kathy Johnson (left) North Woods Project Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine talks with Roxanne Quimby before Thursday evening's National Park Service feasibility study meeting at Schenck High School in East Millinocket.

Quimby national park effort featured in new video

EAST MILLINOCKET | Those who want the National Park Service to study the feasibility of environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s proposed national park have a new tool: An approximately 15-minute video illustrating the land Quimby hopes to give to the park service in 2016. Making an informal debut during a National …
Stu Kallgren (foreground) of West Enflield, shrugs as he refers to Quimby's recent Forbes interview as he addresses Roxanne Quimby, Bob McIntosh (far right, a retired senior National Park Service official) and other participants in Thursday evening's feasibility study meeting at Schenck High School in East Millinocket. Moderating the public meeting was Schenck principal John W. Farrington (standing behind lectern).

Quimby goes to E. Millinocket, apologizes for ‘welfare state’ remarks

EAST MILLINOCKET | Environmentalist Roxanne Quimby apologized Thursday for calling Maine “a welfare state” and promised private, independent studies of the effect of her proposed 70,000-acre national park upon Katahdin region forest products industries. Responding to resident George Michaud’s statement that he didn’t know that Roxanne Quimby thought Mainers …

Dunk Tank

The recent comments by Roxanne Quimby about Mainers reminded me of dunk tanks used at fairs, events and so forth…

Maine

If you are trying to sell the people of Maine the idea of a state park…the quotes Roxanne Quimby had attributed to her won’t help.
CONTRIBUTORS

North Woods park unhealthy for Maine’s forests and economy

Since 1881 my family has owned and operated a white pine sawmill in Searsmont employing 110 men and women. Much of our log supply comes from Northern Maine, so naturally we are concerned about future supply. There has been a lot of talk about wood supply regarding the proposed national …
CONTRIBUTORS

Quimby’s views of Maine, for Maine are flawed

As a representative of the “very tight-knit group of industry people who own, manage and call the shots,” as described by Roxanne Quimby in her recent interview with Forbes, I find myself insulted but no longer surprised by her accusations (“Roxanne Quimby calls Maine a ‘welfare state,’” BDN, Oct. 8). …

Beacon business news Nov. 3

New business? Expansion? Promotions? Send us the information at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: beacon@bangordailynews.com Mail: The Beacon, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 New series ROCKLAND — Jerry and Jeremiah Pasternak, who own an antique shop in Rockland, will be featured on the television …

Millinocket schools aim to teach environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship will be the common theme of a multidisciplinary course Superintendent Kenneth Smith and town educators hope to assemble for grades four through 12, officials said Monday. The idea, Smith said, is to combine courses including geology, biology, chemistry, physics and earth science into one course …
Bill Beardsley

Maine conservation official urges invested groups to work toward common goals

HOLDEN | Maine’s conservation commissioner said Wednesday that he believes state government and the diverse groups invested in the future of Maine’s vast natural resources can do a better job balancing preservation and economic development by focusing on their mutually agreed upon goals. “Maybe opposites do attract,” said Bill …

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011: Quimby, theater and tipping

Lost to wind sprawl The failure of LURC to protect the Donnell Pond area from wind sprawl is another reason to tighten up their guidelines before any more areas are lost to industrial-scale wind turbines. The area was protected from development by the Land for Maine’s Future program. The turbines …
RENEE ORDWAY
Renee Ordway

Reasonable questions for a columnist

When people I first meet learn that I write a weekly column for the paper, the first question is nearly always “What’s it called?” — followed by “What’s it about?” I don’t have a good answer for either. “It doesn’t have a name,” I say, and, “It can be about …