Millinocket Resort 

In 2003, the town of Millinocket took a huge economic hit when Great Northern Paper filed for bankruptcy.

On Wednesday developer Matt Polstien held a public hearing at Stearns High School to let the community react to his proposal.

Polstien says he was surprised at the overwhelming support for building this resort: from camp owners to residents to tourism directors.

Many people who spoke at Wednesday night’s hearing feel this resort will be a new economic chapter for the town.

The meeting was also a zoning application that went before the land use regulation commission.

If the commission rules in favor, the next step would be filling out a development permit application.

Polstien says if all goes well, the resort could be under construction by spring, 2008.