June 25, 2019

Winter Harbor project

I am writing regarding the article on the proposed development in the Winter Harbor area (BDN, Nov. 3).

It is disgusting that so-called environmentalists come out of the woodwork every time someone proposes a development. As for the complaints of a very tiny minority, the former naval base has been lit up for years, and they also use lawn mowers.

But more to the point is the area’s economy. The development would mean jobs for all the building trades during and after construction and such other jobs as groundskeepers, landscapers, snowplowing, chambermaids, etc. It would be a shot in wallet for the local job market, plus a big boost in the tax base for the area.

I am formerly from Winter Harbor but due to the exorbitant cost of land and homes, I cannot now afford to live there. I have been on Schoodic Head a lot and it was rare to see anyone else up there, few tourists know how to get there and the park prefers it that way.

As for seeing the night sky there are millions of acres of land all over Hancock and Washington counties where one can watch the night sky. The anti-growth people only desire to limit growth. Their anti-growth mind-set is completely opposite of the majority of people’s views.

Stephen S. Torrey


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