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East Millinocket residents oppose national park plan in vote

East Millinocket residents oppose national park plan in vote

| June 30, 2015

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) – Residents in East Millinocket, Maine, are rejecting a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park. Residents voted in a nonbinding referendum on the proposal on Monday night. Town officials say the majority of voters opposed the idea. Medway voters also voted “no” in a similar […]

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Maine Towns Prepare for Nonbinding Votes on National Park

Maine Towns Prepare for Nonbinding Votes on National Park

| June 22, 2015

MEDWAY, Maine (AP) – Two Maine towns will soon host nonbinding referendums about a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park. Medway’s vote is scheduled for Tuesday and East Millinocket’s is slated for Thursday. The park would be made up of 75,000 acres owned by Roxanne Quimby, founder of Burt’s […]

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Popular Baxter State Park Trail Closed

Popular Baxter State Park Trail Closed

| June 5, 2014

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) – Baxter State Park has closed a popular trail that leads to the top of Mount Katahdin. Park Director Jensen Bissell tells WZON-AM that a rock slide this spring “obliterated” much of the Abol Trail. He said the area remains unstable, with the potential for more rocks tumbling down. The Abol Trail […]

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Texas Man Airlifted From Top of Mt. Katahdin

Texas Man Airlifted From Top of Mt. Katahdin

| July 1, 2013

  BAXTER STATE PARK- A Texas man has been airlifted off Mt. Katahdin after a heavy rock fell and seriously injured him. According to Park Director Jensen Bissell, 62-year old Ned Hamara suffered both upper and lower body injuries from a large rock falling on him. Park rangers were alerted about the injury around noon […]

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