Monthly Archives: April 2013

John Boland’s retirement ends an era

Just two and a half years after accepting the top non-political professional position at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, John Boland will retire on May 31. It’s the end of an era and leaves the agency with very little historical perspective. Boland has worked for DIF&W for 36 years, 33 in the Fisheries […]

My first bill wins unanimous committee support

Many people contributed to my first legislative proposal that won the unanimous support of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee recently. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Shaw, worked closely with me throughout the process and did a superb job of leading the discussion at the work session. The public hearing testimony of Bob Meyers of […]

Wildfire tackles gun issues

The current edition of Wildfire tackles the gun issues now before the Maine legislature, with special guest Senator Anne Haskell, a veteran legislator who served for many years on the Criminal Justice Committee. That committee has scheduled public hearings next week on many of the gun bills we discussed. Wildfire, the TV talk show cohosted […]

Anglers’ trash equals loss of access

The beer cans were the final straw. For 34 years, we’ve offered free access to anglers who wish to fish the brook and pond behind our Mount Vernon home and the stream that runs alongside our house. The access begins by a short stroll across our lawn. Last spring, while clearing the trails behind the […]