Monthly Archives: January 2013

SAM Sportsman’s Congress Attracts Big Crowd

The 18th SAM Sportsman’s Congress drew a full house to the organization’s Augusta headquarters this morning. More than two dozen legislators joined outdoor leaders from throughout the state and staff members of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for a day-long discussion of the key issues and programs that will dominate the outdoor agenda […]

Will Departments of Agriculture and Conservation Ever Merge? Maybe Not!

The nonmerger of the Agriculture and Conservation Departments continues apace. Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, who was selected to lead the new Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry after the legislature approved Governor Paul LePage’s plan to merge the two state agencies, has predicted that it will take years to implement the merger, while legislators have expressed […]