AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci says there’s a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
In his weekly radio address, Baldacci says members of the 172nd Mountain Infantry unit of the Maine Army National Guard are arriving home after being deployed in Afghanistan. More troops are due home early next year.
Then, there are Maine’s lower unemployment rate and prospects for improved revenues. The governor says the state’s pulp and paper industry is showing signs of new strength.
Baldacci says he’s thankful that the grip of the global recession appears to be loosening on Maine, although he says things remain fragile and these improvements haven’t yet translated into reduced anxiety for working families.