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Thomas Farragher: In Maine, a town on the brink of extinction plots a comeback

Boston GlobeMILLINOCKET, Maine — The tidy, white bandstand stands on the edge of a gone-to-seed main street pocked by vacant storefronts where plywood has replaced plate glass, where hope has nearly been chased away by a gut-punched economy on the edge of collapse.

The Great Northern Paper Company — for a century the full-employment guarantor for generations of paper-makers who once made this town hum — built that bandstand...

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Ligna CLT Maine to Launch Operations in Millinocket

LignaTerraFirst Cross Laminated Timber Company in Maine aims to Bring Over 100 Direct Jobs and Increased Demand for State Timber

MILLINOCKET, MAINE – February 12, 2018 – LignaCLT Maine, LLC is pleased to announce they will become the first Maine-based manufacturing company of innovative Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and other mass timber products in our state.

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One Katahdin Industrial Park - 1 Year Anniversary Update

Our Katahdin President Sean DeWitt with an update on the latest developments at the One Katahdin industrial park.


Wifi Hotspots Live on Penobscot Avenue in Time for July 4th Celebrations

WifiMILLINOCKET, Maine – (June 30, 2017) – Our Katahdin is pleased to announce that phase one of the community broadband technology plan is underway, and live wifi hotspots will light up Penobscot Avenue just in time for the 4th of July holiday. The project includes placing three wifi hotspots along Millinocket’s main street to provide free wifi service for visitors and locals spending time downtown to visit shops and grab a bite to eat.

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Charles Lawton: Approach taken by Our Katahdin may show the way to prosperity

Portland Press HeraldBy CHARLES LAWTON - For at least a generation, economic development in the great North Woods of Maine had to be one of two things – either revitalization of forestry and logging and the industrial mill jobs they supported, or creation of parks and tourist attractions that would provide the economic base of the future. It couldn’t be both, proponents of each side argued.

Parks and tourists, industrial supporters argued, would bring government and regulations that would stifle the logging industry and bar hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other traditionally easy access to and use of large tracts of forest land not owned by but available to local residents...

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Our Katahdin Town Hall Meeting - 3/30/2017

Update on the Millinocket Mill Site, Broadband, 230 Penobscot and more.  March 30th, 2017 at KRHEC in East Millinocket.


Our Katahdin Acquires Millinocket Mill Site

Mill Site

MILLINOCKET, Maine - (January 12, 2017) – Our Katahdin, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the Katahdin region, has acquired the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including all property, designations, and liabilities held by GNP West, GNP Holdings II, and the New England Center for Business Development. Transfer of stewardship of the properties was finalized on January 11, 2017.

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Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
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