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Maine

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

Thank you for that insightful (inciteful) comment, Judgment Day.  (Jul 14, 2007 | post #22)

Island Falls, ME

The Katahdin Commons Announces New Resource for the Katah...

Yes, I know where that is. That's just across the border from Weslaco. I used to own part of an ambulance company based in Weslaco. Our stations were actually in Edcouch, Elsa, and Mercedes, but our offices had a Weslaco address. I haven't been to Nuevo Progreso often, but I've been near there many times. I once ran the EMT program at the TSTC Harlingen and McAllen campuses, while I lived in Los Fresnos, just north of Brownsville. For a change of pace, I'd often cross the border into Reynosa from Hidalso, south of McAllen, and take MX-2 to Matamoros, crossing into Brownsville, and going home that way. It took longer, but provided some adventures; and of course, I could always pick up any prescription medication along the way.  (Jun 26, 2007 | post #6)

Millinocket, ME

The Katahdin Commons Announces New Resource for the Katah...

Ktaadntexas, it's interesting that you've apparently moved from the Katahdin region to Texas, while I've moved from Texas to the Katahdin region. I lived in the Rio Grande Valley for more than 20 years before moving to Millinocket in 2001.  (Jun 25, 2007 | post #4)

Dover-Foxcroft, ME

The Katahdin Commons Announces New Resource for the Katah...

We could use some help with our Katahdin Regional Wiki project, as it's not restricted to the Katahdin region, but includes an area around this region, to include Moosehead Lake, parts of Aroostook, etc. It will always be a work in progress, and one in need of assistance. http://region.kata hdincommons.com  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #2)

Patten, ME

1969 Patten Maine

It has been a symbiotic relationship, David. We both get something out of it, and let's not forget the readers.  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #5)

Dover-Foxcroft, ME

The Katahdin Commons Announces New Resource for the Katah...

We welcome anyone who has something to say at the Katahdin Commons, but particularly if you have something to say about the Katahdin region of Maine.  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #1)

Dover-Foxcroft, ME

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I'd guess you're feeling ignored. I was going to reply awhile back - but I'm not in Dover-Foxcroft, I'm in Millinocket. What brought you to Dover, anyhow?  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #4)

Maine

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

Check out our wiki, if you have a few moments: http://region.kata hdincommons.com/  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #19)

Maine

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

Before you believe anything said in an Internet forum, no matter who says it, check it out for yourself. Millinocket has a lot of problems, but they are being pushed by a minority of people who have, unfortunately, held the majority on our town council for too long now. I believe that is about to change. If so, we'll be able to move forward safely, in the right direction for a change.  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #18)

Maine

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

I hear you chirping, Cricket, but you don't ring true. We need a mixture of both tourism, small business, and industry. I have never said differently, and my opposition is only to those who would block everything but tourism in an effort to keep their own labor costs down. You know that of course, but you're betting that people won't check things out for themselves.  (Jun 6, 2007 | post #17)

Patten, ME

1969 Patten Maine

You can also find some of David's stories at http://www.magic-c ity-news.com/D_R_C rews_84/  (Jan 17, 2007 | post #2)

Machias, ME

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

It could work, yes. Some of the B&Bs that are now there are doing fine. A couple of suggestions would be to avoid getting involved in local politics and to stay away from what passes as an economic development organization there, as that's just another form of local politics. Fund your own business, mind your own business, and offer something that your visitors will value, and you should do fine.  (Jan 17, 2007 | post #8)

Machias, ME

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

The URL to that one would be http://katahdincom mons.com  (Jan 17, 2007 | post #9)

Millinocket, ME

Is Millinocket just a tragically failed economic experiment?

If the community is going to grow and to recover economically, the people who live there must have a stake in the process, and be included in any plans for the future of the town and region. Instead, a small group of self-appointed carpetbaggers have taken the tax dollars, the grant money, and every bit of the good will that was made available to the people of Millinocket when Great Northern crashed and burned at the end of 2002, and used it for their own ends, and to fulfill an agenda that promised no reasonable hope for an economic future. The citizens of Millinocket are in the process of taking back their town. If successful, Millinocket may still have a future.  (Jan 11, 2007 | post #3)

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