True Kevin, Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth N.H. came, saw, and bought 2 paper mills East Millinocket and Millinocket for pennies on the dollar and are operating as Great Northern Paper llc. They received enormous tax breaks and other perks and promised the moon and are starting to back peddle on a promise of developing the Millinocket property and attracting business. They have changed some plans and are starting to demolish building and a couple of the town council members are starting to question it
Almost comical. Mike
Sorry to hear my suspicions are true. I hate always being such a pessimist. But I have seen this before and listened to my elders talk about the past. It is a shame, the Millinocket area could use some good news. However, Millinocket would not exist if not for the paper and logging industry. Realistically, now that they have stripped out all the mature wood and are harvesting on a 30 year cycle, the only thing left for your area is tourism. And people like Roxanne Quimby would like to reduce the population to a minimum to "service" the masses from Mass. etc. National Park. I believe it will happen because the current administration and the people behind them do not believe in private property, especially on the large scale of the owners in Maine. Hell, the owner of KFC owns an entire township in Western Maine called the King and Bartlett township. Private with a gate, same for the Great North Woods group up by the Pittston Farm north of Jackman and Rockwood. As you well know, Roxanne owns a township and a half bordering on Baxter State Park and was put on the National Park board NOT for her good looks. The Maine I knew is gone and will not come back, unless this LIberal onslaught brings us down and it returns to being tough, hardy people, farming and fishing and getting by with their hard work and support of the small communities. I think it would be good if the Interstate stopped at Bangor or Augusta.