As citizens, we need to accept part of the reason Congress can’t meet our needs is because we are expecting too darn much.
There’s so much to do. So why are we still talking about a national park?
Ouch. If you are a citizen of the Katahdin region, double ouch. The kind of condescension used by Doug Rooks in his column about having Roxanne Quimby’s land declared a national monument just stings. Like a cold hard slap in the face. And then another. In a July 9 MaineToday Media column, Rooks argued Quimby should ignore […]
When I met Nancy DeWitt, board member of Our Katahdin, I knew that her son and founding board member, Sean, didn’t fall far from the tree. I first became aware of Our Katahdin while researching and blogging about the Millinocket region national park debate. Our Katahdin “is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to promote […]
The more I’ve researched the Katadhin region national park debate, the more I’ve come to terms with a glaring reality check: Over-reliance on tourism in Maine in the wake of the manufacturing decline may not be such a good thing. Don’t get me wrong — we can and should rely on tourism. The 2014 fact […]
Boy, Roxanne Quimby and Lucas St. Clair are missing out. Since writing a post about the national park debate in northern Maine, I have received so many thoughtful responses. The people I’ve been in contact with are good, intelligent people — the kind of people who could have worked with Quimby and St. Clair to […]