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BANGOR, Maine — Roxanne Quimby’s son is asking the Penobscot County commissioners to delay a planned decision Tuesday whether to support or oppose Quimby’s proposed 70,000-acre national park. Lucas St. Clair wrote in a letter dated Sunday to the commission that officials from Elliotsville Plantation Inc.,… Read More
  • ptkitty

    Roxanne:  Why in the face of tremendous opposition to it, do you keep shoving this hair-brain Park  in our faces?

    If your park was truly a good idea, there would be plenty of support for it…There is not!

    Roxanne: We don’t want your park!   Take Junior Quimby and go back to where you came from.

    • Anonymous

       There is wide support for it among Maine residents.  I appreciate that the people in the immediate vicinity of the park site seem to be struggling with this, but ultimately this is an issue that will be resolved by the voters of the State.  The creation of a Park will benefit all of us.

      • Anonymous

        Wide support is from southern Maine as it is not in their backyard!!

        RESTORE: Boston !! Leave the North Woods alone!!

      • Al Brady

         If I don’t support it and as someone living in the area and not from BANGOR or PORTLAND – hell even BOSTON…I suggest you get your facts straight. I do believe in land preservation but Roxanne Quimby (for as much as I know) doesn’t live here either nor does she have the best interests in mind for tourists and residents alike.

    • SSBA Inc

      So what your saying is… lets not protect this land and you support giving it to loggers and corporations (most of which are out of state) that will leave it a wasteland in 20 years? I say there’s plenty of other acres in your drugged up wasteland to destroy and we need to protect as much as possible for the future of Maine. Have you not read The Lorax? Theres a movie out now.

      • Al Brady

        I haven’t seen one company from out of state log a land. We may sell our products – I work in a factory that makes wood products and ships them around the world – are you talking about that?

      • Anonymous

        You may feel confident basing your opinions on a cartoon, but PBS and Frontline made a documentary which says it all and SHOWS it all – for the good of all!

        http://www.landrights.org/VideoGoodOfAll.htm

         

        The land Quimby bought was already well managed until she prepares to buy it . Then every tree that is worth a penny is cut, she has pictures taken as “proof” that she needs to save the forest. The truth is, it would have never been cut like that if Quimby wasn’t buying the land.As a matter of fact, the land would not be worth “saving” if it had not been managed as it has all these years- management and use that left it the “gem” that Quimby and her followers want to control and keep others from enjoying or earning a living with.

        Haynes did this in Woodville when she was going to buy some of his land, She backed out now- HC Haynes is stuck with land they can’t sell because they butchered it thinking Quimby was buying.

        If the woods needs saving, it is from people like Quimby and Polstein!

  • Anonymous

    If Roxanne Quimby wants to give her land to the State she should be able to do it.  If, on the other hand, she wants to only LOAN her land, with the State absorbing the cost while she controls how it is used, she should not.  It appears Roxanne has spent far too much money on far too much land and, now that she knows what the tax bill is on it, wants to retain control while divesting herself of the tax bill!!  

    • Anonymous

      Ha! I’m pretty sure she can pay the taxes without difficulty.

  • Anonymous

    Haha, now he’s dropping Matt Polstein’s name around……….that should help.

    • Anonymous

      He and Matt should come for the Tractor Supply opening, Greet the people..:)

      • Anonymous

        Ya.

        They can contribute some manure LOL!

        NO PARK FOR ME

  • Anonymous

    . Maine Woods Vision Fall 2000-RESTORES Newsletter – First Lands Purchased for the Future Maine Woods National Park!!! As you can see from the accompanying memo, a dedicated friend of our national park campaign, Roxanne Quimby, has purchased nearly 8,200 acres and intends for them to become cornerstones of the future Maine Woods National Park and Preserve!
    2. Maine Woods Vision Fall 2000-RESTORES Newsletter- Roxanne understands that no single person is going to create the 3.2-million-acre Maine Woods National Park. But together, through an effective private-public partnership, we can do it.

    3. Maine Woods Vision Fall 2000-RESTORES Newsletter- IN RELATED NEWS: QUIMBY WAS RECENTLY ELECTED TO RESTORE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS!

    4. Bangor Daily News July 10 2001- ‘ The land she has bought so far generally will be left alone so it can recover from heavy logging, she said. In the future, campgrounds and visitor centers could be built on some parcels. She hopes ultimately to donate the land she buys to the federal government for inclusion in the proposed national park.

    5. Bangor Daily News July 10 2001 ‘Quimby, 50, is a member of RESTORE’s board of directors. Like a modern-day Percival Baxter, she hopes to nudge the park from dream to reality by buying up the land herself.

    6. Bangor Daily News July 10 2001 In fact, she said, ‘very few people derive a living from the woods. She says most people do as she did before she became a wealthy businesswoman: They cut some wood, farm some vegetables, make some crafts to sell at fairs’.

    7. Christian Science Monitor 9/20/2001-But the park became her real dream. She joined Restore’s board last year and is now buying up land within the bounds of the proposed park.

    8. Patagaonia Enviromentalism: December 2002-But while public support is slowly building, RESTORE: The North Woods has helped jumpstart the process by finding private buyers for a few key tracts. Roxanne Quimby, owner of Burt’s Bee’s lip balm, has been purchasing thousands of acres with the park in mind.

    9. Americans for a Maine Woods National Park and Preserve Announced 2003- Formation of a new group of national leaders called “Americans for a Maine Woods National Park” has been announced by its Co-Chairs Will LaPage and Roxanne Quimby. To date, 110 distinguished Americans from many walks of life have joined this national advisory committee in order to promote the proposed 3.2 Million acre Maine Woods National Park and Preserve

    10. RESTORE Press Release May 5 2003, Roxanne Quimby-This is all part of the natural process as people voice their ideas and weigh what such a Park could mean to them. This Park will take years to put together, in phases.

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    • Anonymous

      47. The ‘Friends of the Maine Woods’ is a lobbying group founded in August of 2011 by Cynthia Dill to advocate for Roxanne’s gift. Dill created the group after receiving a $12,000 (August 2, 2011) donation from Roxanne Quimby to her PAC. She then funneled $5,000 of that donation into the new lobbying group.

      48. Forecaster Southern Edition Dec 1 2011- ‘Dill did not hear about the national park issue until a Senate vote to oppose the park in June’. (June 2011)

      49. Directors Cut by Regis Tremblay 8/22/11-Senator Cynthia Dill has become an outspoken supporter of a new national park in the State of Maine.
      *in two months she went from never hearing about it to an outspoken supporter, can anyone name 12,000 reasons why this took place?

      50. Sun Journal 10/23/11 Interview with Cynthia Dill-She also believes any great emphasis placed on the will of the people of Millinocket and East Millinocket is misguided. This park won’t be in East Millinocket or Millinocket. It will be 40 to 60 miles up the road. Chances are access to the park won’t go through East Millinocket or Millinocket,” Dill said. (75% of the proposed park is within 20 miles of Millinocket)
      *(RQ’s official proposal list Millinocket and East Millinocket under ‘Regional and Park Access”)

      51. Forecaster Southern Edition Jan 5 2012 article about Cynthia Dill- “Last year, she founded “Friends of the Maine Woods” to support a proposed national park on land in Aroostook County owned by Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby.” (now the 40 to 60 miles up the road makes sense)

      52. The ‘ Friends of the Maine Woods’ Facebook page as of 04-18-12 contains a posting stating ‘Roxanne Quimby has graciously and generously offered 70,000 acres of her own land for the establishment of the Maine Woods National Park. This gift is a start to what can be an even greater gift.’

      53. The ‘Friends of the Maine Woods’ Facebook page as of 04/30/12 Contains the following link http://www.mainewoodsnationalpark.com/ . This website calls for a 3.2 Million acre park.

      54. The ‘Friends of the Maine Woods Website- ‘Fact vs Fear’ section states that they do not support the 3.2 Million acre park. The next paragraph then uses economic impact numbers taken from a study done for RESTORE on the 3.2 Million acre park.

      55. The ‘Friends of the Maine Woods Website- Fact vs Fear section contains the following passage and link “Meanwhile, a 2001 study by an independent University of Montana economist say”’. That link goes to Mainewoods.org a RESTORE website advocating for the 3.2 Million acre park.

  • Anonymous

    If she wants to have any credibility she needs to just create the park herself, fund it herself, own it herself, and be done with it. The only reason to try to make it a national park is to foist part of the cost onto the taxpayers. 

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha! Whoa!
    ~”“Elliotsville is in the process of evaluating the possibilities for the future of our property, with an emphasis on options that preserve access for the future use and enjoyment of all Mainers for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor recreation,” St. Clair, president of the foundation’s board of directors, said in the letter.”~

    Oh, Mr. St. Clair, with all due respect, The PEOPLE of the STATE OF MAINE who will be most affected by your Mom’s vision, are in the process of “evaluating” the very same things.  WE, the citizens of the State of Maine, will be the “judge” of a Federal land holding in the middle of The Maine Woods, which will only expand in time, thank you.  When PRIVATE citizens (EPI) 
    have the audacity to announce that they are “evaluating” what is good for Maine and it’s people ….. well, not only is this statement a verification of a bloated and egotistical agenda, it’s sadly comical, at best.

    • Anonymous

      Well said, Thank You !!!

  • Anonymous

    Now phase 3, get her son to talk for her?  “fully intends to proceed with a new, collaborative approach that embodies the very spirit of northern Mainers.     Now to try a new strategy. We see she has been hard at work with the Piscataquis county Comm.

  • Guest

    It really burns the poor folks that someone was able to purchase all that land. 

    Calling all backwards thinkers! Unite and scream loudly in unison!

    Personal wealth is espoused by the conservative set until someone tells them they can’t drive an ATV wherever they’d like.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong. The only thing the “conservative set” (and others) are against is what is in the “back yard” of where they live. We don’t care who privately owns land, as you refer to.
       
      Dare I guess that you would be against a private landowner abutting you, selling to a developer to build a casino, a factory, a sewage treatment facility?  We don’t want a National Park, owned by the Feds, eventually expanded by the Feds, and creating buffer zones in areas that we have lived for generations. It’s the same concept.

      We have done our research … yes even the “poor folks” of Maine have those capabilities … if you can imagine!  Most of us would prefer to keep the Maine Woods the way it is, with all of it’s already conserved lands, protected waters and free access to all who want to visit. 

      • Anonymous

        I would gladly welcome a factory, casino, house of ill repute, and even a sewage plant rather than an all consuming national park controlled by a Washington DC bureaucracy.

    • Anonymous

      nobody cares about people buying land.. She can close it off and no one cares..  Dividing people up to  by economic’s is right out of the Obama play book. you made me chuckle this morning.

    • Al Brady

       i propose we all get our 4-wheelers and tear up her land…this would be fun and make a statement

  • Anonymous

     Ha! Good one.  Quimby never bothered to talk to anyone before trying to
    ram a national park down our throats – burning camps, kicking off
    leaseholders, and buying a state senator.  And now suddenly faced with
    overwhelming opposition you want to talk?  Go back home.  We’ve done
    just fine managing the north woods of Maine and will continue to do so
    without your  “help”.   Will beats skill and heart beats talent, and
    there are plenty of Mainers with the passion to see that this never goes
    through.  We were here before you got here and we’ll be here long after
    your gone.  That passion will beat your money every time.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t judge the Park until we get a chance to bribe you OK? Anyones kids need scholarships?

    • Anonymous

      Amen! Obviously you have done your research!

  • Anonymous

    ” for the use of all Mainers ” means we will block roads so the disabled can’t access prime fishing spots.  County comissioners should ride thru the area and see for themselves. try to access the streams out of katahdin lake by car !

  • Anonymous

    Guess what roxy jr your done ok you burned us once it won’t happen again your mothers word can’t be trusted she told us we were the only ones to treat her with respect then she stabbed us so like she said to bob myers ? Right back at ya go to hell how does it feel when its returned

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  • Anonymous

    Matt is a good guy from my experience and has the snow mobiling industries best interests at heart but I’m oot sure he can make it work she is too slippery and can’t be trusted

    • Anonymous

      I guess “from your experience” says it all, Matt can be charming, but he is out for himself, not sure who is more slippery they slither together, he has been behind her since the start of this parkless dream, I think it was his idea in the first place… not to mention his failed attempt in the lawsuit last year, his best interest lies within himself. Just look what the shape he put millinocket in. I would say they can’t be trusted.

  • PRIVATE PROPERTY   –STAY OUT—-

  • Anonymous

    Sad group of people live up there that oppose the park.

    • Anonymous

      “Up there”.

      Says it all doesn’t it ?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, you must mean the ones who have lived “up there”,  for 3-4-5 generations … the ones who were born and raised there, worked, loved, raised children and stayed there and maintained the North Woods in a way that people like Roxanne Quimby covet. Those people?

  • The UFO took off and left her at Loring A.F.B. They did not want her either. Been Maines problem ever since.

  • Anonymous

    So Quimby junior put on his big boy pants and wrote a letter….how about he stop riding his moms coattails and get a real job.

    • Anonymous

      Agree. His “titles” and “jobs” change every other month.  It’s comical the way some people actually post this info on public social media venues, thinking it will “impress” someone.  

  • Anonymous

    no park go home

  • I’m thinking maybe a theme park on the Telos rd.

  • Anonymous

    NO PARK FOR ME

  •  All North Woods checkpoints will be dismantled at once.In their place we will erect miniature Neverland Ranches for all to enjoy.And you will enjoy them because I say so! You have no choice.I call the shots. Get used to it!! 

  • Anonymous

    DONE!!! BALDY “DEMURS” !!!
    Commission votes 2-1 to oppose national park.
    Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.

  • Anonymous

    put her in river view and dont let her out for all our sake she dont look very stable from the picure

  • Her gates prevent the elderly and the disabled from accessing where the able bodied can go. Heaven forbid an old couple or some disabled veteran wanted to drive to a pond to fish or relax. 

  • Anonymous

    All of the banter and opposition to the creation of another beautiful National Park in Maine replicates exactly what when on when there was an effort to create the most wonderful National Park in America. The natives, other wise known as “stuck in the mud clods,” were opposed to Yellowstone using the same “doom and gloom” arguments. Time the “clods” took their boots off and felt the Mother earth beneath them. 

  • Lord Whiteman

      No locals should be opposing this park. It will create thousands of jobs and raise property valves for miles around. 
     Since about 35% of all income in Northern Maine comes from a goverment check, it makes me wonder if the people most opposed to this works project are the same people who benifit from all the poverty in the area.

  •  Beware of those who speak  in fork tongue.

  • Anonymous

    No one is telling  Quimby’s land trust what they “should not be allowed to do with our private property” and St. Clair knows it.  Quimby can do what she wants with it as long as it remains under her ownership.   The attempt by such statements by St. Clair to obstruct and delay public rejection of her National Park Service takeover plan is deliberate deception.  It is intended to change the subject away from Quimby’s plan to flip land to the  Federal government to eliminate private property forever and in principle,. and to replace it with Federal control over it and the surrounding land that they also plan to take over.  Quimby’s phoney appeals to private property rights that she intends to permanently destroy are contradictory, but serve her destructive political purposes.

  • Anonymous

    Quimby/Restore activists claiming “that a study would be the best means of determining the suitability of Quimby’s land for a park” continue to be deceptive and misreported.  National Park Service New Area Studies are by Federal law for the National Park Service to decide for itself if the area is “suitable” for its own control, not the suitability or desirability of the control replacing private property rights.  By law their “studies” presuppose public desirability for the agenda. 

    Their failed Federal takeover agenda concocted in Washington DC in the 1980s has been studied and argued for nearly a quarter of a century since they started promoting and agitating for it.  Their “studies” have torn the state apart and disrupted people’s lives for years at a time.  They always want another “study” until they get what they want for a predetermined outcome.  They ignore all previous studies and investigations; they don’t want a study at all — they are trying to build political momentum with an official sanction of what they and the National Park Service already know they want and have been after for decades: Federally imposed wilderness eliminating private property rights, the forest products industry and locally accountable government over millions of acres.

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