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Old 02-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Location: In exile
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Count me as a returning Mainer from exile some day...!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by FireFromIce View Post
I'm not an uptight dolt. I'm a very relaxed dolt.
I'm just a dolt. Try Fort Kent, wonderful little town.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:26 PM
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Take all the advice with a grain of salt, float your resume' and take what is most secure for you in an area where living expenses won't be overwhelming and you can lay out your future reasonably comfortably. We've got a friend in medical admin (nurse/MBA - well, actually, a couple of them. Long dollah). Property taxes vary wildly from town to town, as do prices. Bangor approaches a mil rate of $20/thousand, but Hermon is on the order of $11.50/thousand. Find your work first, work from there. Ask around. We moved home from far, far away and went with Bangor region. Sorta central, with nice lakes, quick to ocean, skiing and outdoors. A tradeoff on everything. 2 hours to Portland, 4.2 to Boston, but still 4 hours from Ft. Kent. Maine's a big state, and no, not everyone is all drugged up in the southern part of the State.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by momokling8 View Post
We want to do almost the direct opposite! We currently live in Maine and want to retire to AZ this year. We live along the Maine coast in the village of Wiscasset, voted 'The Prettiest Village in Maine' for 40 years or so. Our house is a remodeled ranch that now looks like an old New England 'cottage' and is about 1/4 mi from the harbor. Wiscasset is 'Mid-coast' Maine, between Portland and Bar Harbor. There is a very good local hospital in Damariscotta, about 13 mi away, as well as one in Boothbay Harbor, about 20 mi from here. Wiscasset is a small village of about 4,000 people and is very quaint- lots of old historical houses, etc. Several good restaurants, TONS of antique stores, and a good school system. Also a very nice Recreation Center with indoor pool, etc. Check it out on the Internet......
Why has Maine lost its appeal to you? What about Arizona is attracting you?
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Evan_Lanctot View Post
I'm just a dolt. Try Fort Kent, wonderful little town.
Thanks for mentioning it. Initially looked great but thought no medical care nearby..... but then, baaam

Welcome to Northern Maine Medical Center. We"re a family oriented multifaceted health care organization committed to coordinating and providing a continuum of health care services to residents and visitors of Northern Maine and the Upper St. John Valley. In addition to our 49-bed hospital, NMMC also encompasses Forest Hill Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center, a 45-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility, and 7 health centers strategically located throughout our service area.
..:: Northern Maine Medical Center ::..
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