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Gov. Paul LePage, with his wife, Ann LePage, gives a thumbs-up while being introduced as Maine's next governor during his inauguration in Augusta, Maine, on Jan. 5, 2011.

AP’s top Maine story for 2011: Gov. LePage’s first year in office

PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s first year in office was filled with a whirlwind of controversy and blunt talk as the tea party favorite, backed by the first Republican-controlled Legislature since the 1960s, sought to overhaul government. The Republican governor’s first year in office, along with the GOP’s return …
CONTRIBUTORS

Why a national park feasibility study is needed

The possibility of a national park in the greater Katahdin region has been discussed for decades. Historically it was very controversial and opposed by many who live in the region. But things are very different now. The downward spiral of our economy coupled with huge changes in landownership has forced …
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 …
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 …

Give Quimby a break

Every time I read another letter from a detractor of Roxanne Quimby, I can be sure it will be filled with half truths designed to mislead and misinform. Being part of the human race, I believe there is no perfect business. One can argue that the business I am in, …
MOWING THE ASTROTURF (blog)

Maine Draft GOP Platform Opposes National Park

Over the last few weeks, the draft proposal for the “new” Maine GOP Party platform statement has raised a few eyebrows, but one of the most remarkable things about the new document is a minor addition from the Mane “Tea Party” backed platform approved in 2010. 5. Oppose all attempts …

Entrepreneur to speak at UMM graduation

MACHIAS – Roxanne Quimby, entrepreneur and activist, will be the commencement speaker at the University of Maine at Machias on May 8, the university announced. UMM President Sue Huseman said, in a statement, Quimby’s “extraordinary success as an entrepreneur, her interest in environmental issues, and her connections to Down East …

Bids for Sears Island

I have a small proposal which can raise some substantial revenue, contribute to economic development and improve our environment: The state should solicit bids for Sears Island from any and all interested parties. The Maine chapter of the Sierra Club and the rest of the environmental and land trust community …

Incentives for sharing Maine wilderness

Between the Brookings report and numerous other studies, the trend in state land ownership is clear. Any Mainer who has owned a camp on a lake for any period of time has watched the shift. New camp and woodland owners are called “out-of-staters,” and, yes, many do reside outside our …

The color of honey Queen of Burt’s Bees designs onesies that are sweet on the eyes and the earth

What’s the buzz among style-conscious – and environmentally conscious – new parents? Happy Green Bee. Roxanne Quimby, the staunch conservationist who founded Burt’s Bees, has put her money – and her onesie – where her mouth is with a new line of organic cotton baby clothing. The soft pants, dresses, …
Bar Harbor restaurateur Michael Boland recently sold Rupununi, Carmen Verandah and Joe's Smoke Shop to the Bond family, which also owns and operates restaurants in Bar Harbor.

Bar Harbor restaurateur sells Rupununi and Carmen Verandah, acquires Le Domaine

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Seasonal shuffling of local businesses is not unusual in this seaside tourist destination, where many shops and restaurants shut down during the quiet winter months. One local restaurateur will finish up 2013 with several changes to his portfolio since the year began. In the past several …
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Lucas St. Clair

Committed to listening, learning and creating a national park

Maine’s northern woods are changing, and those changes have created an unprecedented time of uncertainty and transition. Large tracts of former timberlands are being bought and sold, as the nature of the wood products industry changes and adapts to new pressures and opportunities. Holding companies have replaced paper companies as …

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 …
LETTERS

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011: First Wind, gay marriage and bath salts

Embarrassing proposal The Republican congressional redistricting proposal is reminiscent of the tactics and behavior often seen when the alpha dog emerges in a game of Risk or Monopoly. This is not why our representatives were sent to Augusta and hopefully enough voters will realize that this game playing needs to …
KENT WARD

Quimby and Maine pride of place

In his book “Over to Home and From Away,” an anthology of Maine humor writing published by the Guy Gannett Publishing Co. in 1980, former Portland newsman Jim Brunelle includes several pieces by popular 19th century humorist Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye, who was born in the Piscataquis County town of …

Burt’s Bees will open N.C. store in 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – After years of selling its products wholesale to other retailers, Burt’s Bees will open its own store next year at its Durham headquarters. The company – which uses natural ingredients like beeswax to make personal care products such as lip balm, lotion and makeup – plans to …

On private property

We owned 140 forested acres in upstate New York and now possess about 225 forested acres in Washington County. My experience with individuals invading my property is that hunters in New York and Maine, with dismayingly few exceptions, are simply licensed vandals. If Roxanne Quimby has experience similar to mine, …

Correcting the record

A Page 1 article in the Dec. 1-2 edition of the BDN erroneously described some events leading up to a complex land deal involving the state and Roxanne Quimby. Gardner Land Co. of Lincoln and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land continued to negotiate the sale of 8,000-plus acres in …

Quimby’s hypocrisy

I should hope Mainers don’t fall for Roxanne Quimby’s hypocritical “responsible buying” blather (“The color of honey,” BDN, Feb. 27). This is nothing more than a self-serving sales pitch. Right along with statements about Americans’ buying decisions and fun products, please note that all the cotton for this clothing is …

Quimby Foundation grants announced

The Quimby Family Foundation, established in 2003 by Roxanne Quimby, a summer resident of Winter Harbor, has completed its first annual giving program. Sixteen grants, totaling $500,000, were awarded to assist local and regional organizations dedicated to preserving the environment and supporting the arts. Grant recipients will receive their awards …