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2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Anonymous As the complex and long-lasting controversy over the development of a huge tract of land around Moosehead Lake draws to an end, one thing that was always true is coming sharply into focus: No possible plan could have satisfied all the people with an interest in the area. Compromising fully on the goals of the Plum Creek Timber Co., the Land Use Regulation Commission, the people of the Greenville area, tourists, economic development advocates, environmental groups, land-...

2008-09-24 15:00:29

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - Critics and supporters of Plum Creek's housing and resort plan for the Moosehead Lake region made closing arguments Tuesday to state regulators winding down their review of the largest development proposal in Maine history. For most parties, Tuesday's hearing was the last chance to address the Land Use Regulation Commission before the agency presents Plum Creek with a take-it-or-leave-it scenario. The commission is expected to wrap up...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF GREENVILLE - Selectmen signed a resolution this week supporting Plum Creek's amended 30-year plan for its land in the Moosehead Lake region. While selectmen voted in January to support the plan, Town Manager John Simko believed a resolution would send a stronger message of the plan's significance to the region as the state Land Use Regulation Commission holds two days of deliberative sessions. Those sessions will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 and...

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By Anonymous Haven't the majority of people made it clear that they don't want the area surrounding Moosehead Lake to be developed? Should Plum Creek be allowed, in a democratic society, to ram this development down people's throats against their wishes simply because it is a corporation, with endless capital, with the ability to purchase so much land? Plum Creek's plan for the Moosehead Lake region is capitalism gone mad. It is the antithesis of democracy, the antithesis of the...

2008-08-19 15:00:50

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF GREENVILLE - It has plied the waters of Moosehead Lake for years without serious incident, but trouble is brewing on Sunday for the steamship Katahdin. That's when a disaster is set to strike the pleasure craft and its occupants, but no real injuries or damage are expected, since this is a mock drill to see how well state and county officials are prepared to respond to such an event. "Sink the Kate" is a full-scale exercise for Region 4, which involves...

2008-07-24 15:00:39

GREENVILLE - Festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail will be held in Greenville beginning July 24. Mainers and visitors from across the region are expected to gather to honor Henry David Thoreau and the Penobscot guides who made two of his three explorations in Maine possible. The official opening of the trail last July beside Moosehead Lake marked the 150th anniversary of Thoreau's third and final trip into Maine's North Woods in 1857. This July's...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Plum Creek Timber Co. has agreed to scale back some of its proposed development zones around Moosehead Lake, but is holding its ground on plans to put 404 homes and resort units next to Lily Bay. The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission had recommended that the company phase in construction on Lily Bay peninsula to make sure the activity and traffic do not harm Canada lynx or other wildlife in the area. Conservation groups, meanwhile, have appealed for little or no...

2008-06-14 15:00:13

A major concern with Plum Creek Timber Co.'s proposal for a major development around Moosehead Lake - expressed by the governor, local residents and several members of the Land Use Regulation Commission - is that it is too large and sprawls over too great an area. Two environmental groups have offered a solution that is worth a closer look.. The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon this week suggested the company remove development from the Lily Bay peninsula, where Plum...

2007-08-29 15:10:00

Henry David Thoreau made his third and final trip to Maine's North Woods 150 years ago, traveling waterways and forests that shaped so many of his ideas about nature. A non-profit group on July 23 unveiled what it calls the Thoreau- Wabanaki Trail to pay tribute to Thoreau whom some consider the first ecotourist and the Penobscot Indian guides who accompanied him on two of his treks. Maine Woods Forever has produced a detailed map of Thoreau's trips and will erect informational kiosks along...


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