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By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Roxanne Quimby sees a national park as a jobs creator, not an employment killer…

…peaking before more than 200 people at Stearns High School on Monday, the noted environmentalist…presented a vision of the Katahdin region transformed…“I am not interested in putting any manufacturing jobs under, but tourism has always been No. 2 or No. 1 depending on the survey as a jobs maker in the state of Maine,”

Opponents to the initiative…offered a handout illustrating some of their objections. Quimby, they said, has a history of denying sportsmen access to her land, has evicted all leaseholders from the 70,000 acres, and said there is no guarantee that she or the federal Department of the Interior would not expand her proposed park.

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