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Guilford native to build on Braeburn Block

GUILFORD – It was the cooperative spirit, the financing and the use of local services that convinced selectmen on Tuesday to accept unanimously a California couple’s proposal to develop the Braeburn Block. That proposal, one of two submitted, also was the one recommended by the local economic development board. Guilford …

Burt’s Bees deal clears hurdle

WASHINGTON – Clorox Co. has received antitrust clearance to acquire personal-care product company Burt’s Bees for $925 million, U.S. regulators said Wednesday. Burt’s Bees, which was founded in Maine and is now based in Morrisville, N.C., makes lip balm and beauty products that contain at least 95 percent natural ingredients. …

Generous Plum Creek

As I write this letter, one of my sons, Arthur, is now somewhere up in the St. John River area setting up a tent for the upcoming moose hunt. He said to me that this area requires $12 a night just to be in this country. It’s not like when …

Popular Hancock restaurant changes ownership

HANCOCK – A popular local restaurant will be under new ownership when it opens for the season in a few weeks, but it’s likely diners will notice nothing different. Longtime owner Nicole Purslow has sold Le Domaine Inn & Restaurant on Route 1 to Winter Harbor native and Philadelphia philanthropist …

Future of Guilford building to be decided at town meeting

GUILFORD – A special town meeting will be held next month to decide the fate of the so-called J.K. Edes building on Water Street. Town officials had tentatively planned to demolish the old building, which is in need of serious repair, but that move was halted when town officials were …

Plum Creek can proceed

I wanted to take a moment to send my comments after reading the Sept. 17-18 letter titled, “Wilderness not for sale.” I am a lifelong resident of Maine, former business owner and avid snowmobiler in the Greenville area. I have been listening to the debate on Plum Creek’s development plan …

Only trying to help

Several letters to the editor seem to have blamed Roxanne Quimby’s purchasing woodland tracts for the dwindling number of woods-industry jobs in northern Maine. That’s too bad. It’s easy to blame someone “from away” or conservationists for our economic woes, but saving forests from development that would reduce the number …

Quimby’s no Baxter

It was hard to believe reading the Bangor Daily News that one would describe Roxanne Quimby as a modernday Percival Baxter. Gov. Baxter strongly believed in the people of Maine enjoying their natural treasures, including hunting and fishing. Why doesn’t RESSTORE: the North Woods buy land in Massachusetts and spend …

Willimantic to hear proposal for Quimby subdivision

The planning board is to hear a proposal for a 14- to 15-lot subdivision.

Maine Greens find earthy digs for convention

CHINA – Having chosen rustic accommodations for its annual convention next month, Maine’s Green Independent Party is trying to stay close to its roots. Members of the party will pay $35 to eat and sleep in tents and unheated cabins at a Quaker camp on China Lake. Arrangements for the …
EDITORIALS

Is paper in Katahdin region’s future?

With state and local officials struggling to come up with a deal to save the paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket, this is a pertinent, if harsh question. Join the discussion on the Opinion page at bangordailynews.com live from 10 to noon, or at your convenience. Legislators are currently …

Veterans returned to posts in most Katahdin region elections

A challenger’s attempt to unseat one of two veteran Millinocket Town Council members fell short on Election Day, officials said Wednesday. Millinocket Councilor Jimmy Busque received 1,685 votes and Chairman John Davis got 1,507, besting resident Michael Austin, who received 601, according to vote totals released by Millinocket Town Clerk …

Regional coalition gaining steam

MILLINOCKET – Coalition building is a slow process. Just ask Wallace Paul. The town councilor’s idea to form a regional advisory board of northern Maine towns is gaining steam slowly, with meetings in Medway and Lincoln and an upcoming meeting with officials from Dover-Foxcroft, he said. “We are seeing a …

Fan of Roxanne

While I do sympathize with folks affected by Roxanne Quimby’s purchase of land they leased for years, it’s important to point out that Ms. Quimby’s purchase ultimately will help keep Maine the way it traditionally has been. I have heard of “traditions” such as ATV riding and snowmobiling as if …

Katahdin-area snowmobile plan focus of public forum in Bangor

Officials with the Maine Department of Conservation will be in Bangor on Wednesday to hear public comments on current and future snowmobiling opportunities in the Katahdin region. The Bureau of Parks and Lands is in the process of developing a comprehensive plan for snowmobiling in an area that stretches from …

Conservation trust receives grants

ORLAND – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust recently received grants from the Quimby Family Foundation and the Bingham Betterment Fund, as well as a big boost from a local boys’ camp, to help fund the acquisition and stewardship of the 4,300-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands property. The Trust received $25,000 …

Grant allows for more field trips to UMaine

A $15,000 Quimby Family Foundation grant will allow more children enrolled in schools in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, Waldo, Hancock and Aroostook counties to visit the Hudson …

ATV clubs seek aid from commissioners

DOVER-FOXCROFT – Piscataquis County commissioners were asked Tuesday to help all-terrain vehicle clubs bridge the gaps along their trail systems. Mike King of the Bodfish All-Terrain Vehicle Club and Ken Snowden of the Moosehead All-Terrain Vehicle Club sought written permission from the commissioners to use certain roads in the unorganized …

Woods group opposes bear referendum

The Maine Woods Coalition, a group created to oppose the creation of a national park in the state’s northern forest, announced Tuesday its opposition to the bear referendum. Maine voters will consider the referendum to ban bear baiting, trapping and hunting with dogs in November. Supporters call these hunting practices …

Highway will ruin state

So, there we have another promise of economic prosperity, backed by a federally funded $1 million (taxpayer) study (“Maine may be central to ‘Atlantica’; east-west corridor could secure economic region’s growth, experts say,” BDN, Jan. 21-22). Needless to say the current administration strongly encourages oil-driven economy, big corporations and cuts …