Midcoast Maine Economy Hoping for Boost From Wiping Both Ends of Baby Boomers Until They Croak

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midcoast maine economyROCKPORT, Maine — When Bill Chapman and his wife retired to Maine after working 40 years in Chicago, they made sure to pack his golf clubs. Nearly 10 years later, those clubs are still gathering dust in their Rockport home. The Chapmans may have retired, but the baby-boomer couple was not yet ready to rust, as the saying goes. “I do a lot of volunteering. A lot of service,” Bill Chapman, 63, who is the chair of his town’s select board, said this week. “I have some hobbies — but not a lot of time for my hobbies.” The couple was an early example of what many in midcoast Maine hope will become a trend: retiring baby boomers deciding to resettle in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. Some in the region seem to be banking on an influx of retiring boomers as a path to prosperity.  (put on your glasses and read more at the Bangor Daily News.  Your other glasses. They’re on your head)

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2 Comments on "Midcoast Maine Economy Hoping for Boost From Wiping Both Ends of Baby Boomers Until They Croak"

  1. vanderleun | May 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM |

    These boomers in from the lower 47 will make sure to screw Maine over even more! Mazeltov!

  2. I fully expect all the elderly baby boomers to move to Maine for all the sweet, sweet, snowshoveling. Elderly people love snowshoveling. It’s science!

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