Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


PNS will stay open. BNAS will close.

Update: Defense Finance Accounting Service Center gains jobs.

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And today we hear about the Limestone accounting center. 

Posted by Phil

8/25/2005 07:24:00 AM


This turned out much better than expected. Losing BNAS is a blow, but losing Portsmouth would have been a much worse economic blow to the state. Closing BNAS is better for the state that what the DoD proposed. The new jobs in Limestone are a big plus. Overall, I think we really need to look at the glass as more than half-full. Things could have ended up much, much worse. 

Posted by George

8/25/2005 04:58:00 PM


For once, we agree. 

Posted by Mike

8/25/2005 05:17:00 PM


The Maine congressional delegation look like heroes. Could this even reverse the fortunes of Gov. Baldacci? 

Posted by David

8/26/2005 06:29:00 AM


It certainly does not hurt him. It has been a long time since he has got any good news.

I have been saying all along that it is silly to blame the Governor or the Congressional delegation for the proposed base closings. I also think it is silly to give them much credit. Anyone in their position would have done the same things that they all did. I don't think they had much of an impact on the final decisions, one way or the other. 

Posted by George

8/26/2005 11:40:00 AM



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