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Burt's Buzz and Elena: Documentary Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Burt of Burt's Bees, honey-bee pollen and beeswax skin care products sold in supermarkets and pharmacies all across American, really exists, and he ev...

West Virginia's Poisoned River National Park

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

In the case of Blair Mountain, West Virginia's request for federal government resource protections are twofold: to protect the ecology of the mountain and to protect an integral part of the history of middle class gains against the brutal mining policies of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Paper Mill Owner: Maine Woods National Park No Threat to Wood Supply

Cynthia Dill | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Cynthia Dill

The comments deal a serious blow to one of opponents' key claims against a proposal to use 70,000 acres plus a $40 million maintenance endowment to form the nation's 59th national park.

Uncle Sam Is Maine Woods' B.F.F.

Cynthia Dill | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Cynthia Dill

Maine is discovering it still has what the world wants: clean water, open space and endless vistas. Enjoyment of Maine's great outdoors is just as much a part of our heritage as logging, and offers an attractive way to diversify the economy for all residents of our great state.

Occupy the Maine Woods!

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Angry anti-government guys calling the gift of private property for the purpose of creating a public park a "government takeover," is not going to solve Marine's welfare problem, or any other problem.

Southern is a State of Mind When it Comes to Roxanne Quimby's Proposed Maine Woods National Park

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Of course "states rights" is the code word for extreme conservatism and has nothing to do with Roxanne Quimby's proposed gift of 70,000 acres of private property plus $40 million to create and maintain a national park.

The Road That Will Make All the Difference in the Maine Woods

Cynthia Dill | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Two roads are diverging in the Maine woods. Let's take the one that will make all the difference! In the final days of June, two different pieces of ...

Anti-Government Republicans Against Jobs, the Environment and a National Park in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Philanthropist Roxanne Quimby wants to donate 70,000 acres of wilderness to create a new national park in Maine. So why are Republicans in the state's legislature -- and Maine's governor and U.S. senators -- opposed to it?

$4 Million Burt's Bees Co-Founder Lives In Turkey Coop

New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the summer of 1984, Burt Shavitz, a beekeeper in Maine, picked up Roxanne Quimby, a 33-year-old single mother down on her luck, as she hitchhiked t...