Trinkets, and The Reasons They Love ‘Em
Another response to Bruce Fleming’s reference to a trinket economy.
Oct 17, 2005 - 12:28:00 AM
Take Your Trinket Jobs and Shove ‘Em!
So, Mr. Fleming, you believe we should be happy and content to provide service to wealthy tourists? Be pleased to clean the toilets and showers of those who can afford health insurance, while we cannot? The failed thinking that envisions a state full of contented sheep that will be thankful to wait tables at the local greasy-spoon, is about to get a wake up call.
Oct 9, 2005 - 12:10:00 AM
Tired of Carrying That First Amendment Around? Move to Millinocket!
If you have become increasingly over-burdened with all those unnecessary Constitutional Rights that our forefathers fought and died for and that our troops are still fighting for, over in Iraq, Millinocket has a cure: Move here!
Jul 25, 2005 - 10:47:00 AM
Win A Few, Lose A Few
I was surprised by the anger that came across loud and clear in Rob's recent
letter. In our struggle to educate the public about what happens to a small town
when its future is controlled by a few ruling elite, we sometimes forget that
the truth can occasionally take away someone's hope for a better tomorrow. The
problem that I have experienced is the same anger that is displayed in Rob's
letter. When hope has to confront truth, denial or anger is the result.
May 11, 2005 - 12:05:00 PM
Undue Influence in The North, Part 4
As explained in the previous articles, the elimination of the logging/paper industry and the rural cleansing of Northern Maine have been the focus of the Northern Forest Alliance for the past 50 years.
Apr 22, 2005 - 8:08:00 PM
Green Perception / Deception: Which One Is It?
Being a lifelong resident of Millinocket and caring about friends and family here has placed me in an awkward position.
Mar 24, 2005 - 2:30:00 PM
Undue Influence: Katahdin Region, Part 3
Weeks ago, I announced that there was credible evidence on State of Maine letterhead to prove that the paper industry did not fall down. There are mountains of paperwork depicting the states closure of its northern half because the State is, and has been, the primary pawn of the Northern Forest Alliance.
Mar 21, 2005 - 9:49:00 PM
Economic Director: The Time is Now
In spite of the negative press generated by the hocus-pocus squad, people are coming around to a brand new idea, in-house, Economic Development. There is a time for everything and I believe the time is now. I have always felt that the spirit of spring, combined with the promise of unexpected new beginnings can invigorate the passive winter doldrums. When you add the 80% likelihood of a successful bid for annexation, when the snowbirds return in the spring, it could indeed be a good year for Millinocket.
Mar 12, 2005 - 5:00:00 PM
Time for an Apology
Dear Mrs. DiBona, I feel that someone owes you an apology. In the absence of anybody else stepping up to the plate, I will attempt to apologize for this mess it seems your timing has landed you in the middle of.
Feb 23, 2005 - 5:39:00 PM
When I began to investigate "Gateway Communities," I discovered that the new inhabitants, and the local Chambers of Commerce were fat and happy. They feel nothing for the loss of an industry, or their culture, because it was not their's to lose.
Jan 29, 2005 - 6:47:00 PM
Annexation: Needed Now More Than Ever
A Councilor speaks of the dire need for annexation by the Town of Millinocket.
Jan 6, 2005 - 6:32:00 PM
Undue Influence, Katahdin Region, Part 2
In last weeks` column, I asked a very pertinent question; is all this secrecy in our best interest?
Sep 14, 2004 - 4:05:00 PM
Undue Influence: Katahdin Region, Part 1
It takes years and sometimes decades, for the full effect of a wilderness campaign to reach everybody. Being in the middle of a small development at Black Cat Mountain, I was able to gain a unique perspective on how and why a de-population campaign worked.
Sep 6, 2004 - 10:50:00 AM