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Roxanne Quimby poses in Portland, Maine.

Roxanne Quimby to visit Millinocket to discuss plans for land

Noted environmentalist and Maine national park advocate Roxanne Quimby will make a rare public appearance on May 5 to discuss her land holdings, officials said Tuesday. The meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers Clubhouse on Lake Road will begin at 6:30 p.m. It is probably the …
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Roxanne Quimby makes national top 100 largest landowners list

ELLSWORTH | A person whose name is familiar to many Mainers has joined the ranks of the top 100 largest private landowners in the country, according to a national publication that focuses on land uses and transactions. Roxanne Quimby, who co-founded Burt’s Bees natural cosmetics firm and has purchased …

Questions answered about Roxanne Quimby and me

I have really enjoyed collaborating with Lucas and his team. They even spent an evening in my Mount Vernon dining room, maps spread out on the table.

10 Christmas wishes for Roxanne Quimby and her lands

The Christmas season and promise of a new year has a way of bringing hope and reflection. On occasion people even follow through on their new year’s resolutions. I suspect Roxanne Quimby’s recent decision to withdraw her 70,000-acre national park proposal is not a change of heart but stems from …

Loved and loathed, Roxanne Quimby remains determined

Roxanne Quimby has been labeled many things in the 27 years since she built a line of beeswax beauty products, sold the business for hundreds of millions of dollars and then turned her attention to Maine’s North Woods. She has been alternately hailed as a savvy entrepreneur and pilloried as …
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 …
Roxanne Quimby talks about her plans for the land she owns in the Millinocket and surrounding region during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket Thursday.  Over 100 people attended the meeting where Quimby took questions from the audience.

Roxanne Quimby discusses her plans for her wildlands

MILLINOCKET | Roxanne Quimby, a conservation philanthropist who wants to donate more than 70,000 acres she owns next to Baxter State Park to establish a national park, met face to face Thursday with more than 100 park supporters and opponents. Quimby told residents she wanted all the public and …

Quimby OKs snowmobiles on connecting trail

Snowmobilers may continue to use Connecting Trail 110 from Brownville to Greenville this season thanks to conservationist philanthropist Roxanne Quimby.
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 | 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 …

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011: SpongeBob, Roxanne Quimby and student voting

Your brain on SpongeBob I am writing to hopefully provide some clarification to the whole SpongeBob SquarePants issue. There have been several articles written recently, by doctors, brain development specialists and even one in the Bangor Daily News by Sarah Smiley. The brain is the fastest growing thing in the …

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013: Coyote hunting, domestic manufacturing and Roxanne Quimby

Quimby bashing All David Trahan and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine want from Roxanne Quimby is everything, and they are giving back nothing. Quimby bashing is alive and well in Maine. For those of us who do not hunt, trap, snowmobile or ATV, we have seen Quimby trying to share …

Wednesday, September 25, 2013: BikeMaine, lobsters and Roxanne Quimby

Aging population I read with great interest University of Southern Maine’s most experienced economist’s views in the Sept. 10 BDN article, “ Economist: Maine’s aging population poses financial threat.” I was very interested in the numbers of new, young people needed to come live in Maine. According to Charles Colgan, …

Piscataquis County commissioners begin process to transfer Elliotsville road to Roxanne Quimby

DOVER-FOXCROFT | The Piscataquis County commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with discontinuing Campground Road in Elliotsville Township. The road was the same one that drew fire from Elliotsville Township residents last year when philanthropist Roxanne Quimby erected a gate on the road to prevent motorized vehicle access. The …
The gate Roxanne Quimby erected near Wilson Stream in Elliotsville Township.

Piscataquis County commissioners to re-examine validity of Roxanne Quimby’s gate

DOVER-FOXCROFT | The Piscataquis County commissioners said they will look into the archives to see if Wilson Stream Pond Road in Elliotsville Township is a legal right-of-way. Philanthropist Roxanne Quimby erected a gate on the road earlier this year and it has been a sore point with residents. The …

Roxanne Quimby’s son talks economic effect of park

Lucas St. Clair talks about recently released study into economic impact of potential national park in Maine.

‘She has hurt so many people’ For wilderness camp leaseholders Roxanne Quimby is Public Enemy No. 1

TERRITORY 5, RANGE 8 – A retired Great Northern Paper Co. millwright and pipe fitter, 68-year-old Dennis Ballard has summered in a small camp overlooking the Penobscot River’s East Branch since 1969. The camp itself isn’t perfect. It’s a simple 24-by-24-foot building with outdoor plumbing, a wood stove and propane …

Maine College of Art gets $400K gift from Roxanne Quimby

PORTLAND | The Maine College of Art is getting a $400,000 gift from conservationist Roxanne Quimby. The Portland school says the gift will be used to support artists in residence, new faculty, student recruitment, equipment and resources to develop curriculum in the areas of fashion and textiles. As part …
Elliotsville Township residents are upset with a gate Roxanne Quimby erected near Wilson Stream.

Roxanne Quimby withdraws proposal to decommission Elliotsville road; gate to remain open

ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP | Elliotsville Plantation Inc., which is owned by philanthropist Roxanne Quimby, announced Monday it is withdrawing its proposal to decommission Wilson Stream Pond Road. Wilson Stream Pond Road is a .77-mile dirt road that leads to Little Wilson Falls, and a trail leads from there to the …
Roxanne Quimby talks about her plans for the land she owns in Millinocket and the surrounding region during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket recently. More than 100 people attended the meeting at which Quimby took questions from the audience.

Roxanne Quimby sees mood changing on North Woods park

Nearly 20 years ago, after Restore: The North Woods unveiled its plan for a 3.2 million-acre Maine Woods National Park, Roxanne Quimby became an immediate fan. “I’ve always loved the national parks,” she said during an extensive interview recently. “I visit them every chance I can.” As the founder of Burt’s …
Roxanne Quimby presents "Economic Benefits of National Parks on Gateway Communities" on Monday in Millinocket.

Roxanne Quimby says national park would create tourism jobs

MILLINOCKET | Roxanne Quimby sees a national park as a jobs creator, not an employment killer. Speaking before more than 200 people at Stearns High School on Monday, the noted environmentalist and cofounder of the Burt’s Bees business empire presented a vision of the Katahdin region transformed by the …