All posts by George Smith

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. George also hosts, with Harry Vanderweide, a TV talk show called Wildfire, now in its 13th year and focused on hunting, fishing, environmental, and conservation issues. The show is owned and produced by Maine Audubon and seen on its website as well as on the Time Warner cable TV station throughout the state.

Legislature Kills Lots of Bills

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Most of the bills proposed each legislative session get killed. Even the best of ideas often take years to gain enough support for enactment. That’s the legislative process, and usually only those who can sustain their effort by being there early, often, and always – like the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine – succeed. You may […]

Art to save the planet

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What a wonderful idea – creating and using art to educate and motivate people to address climate changes and save the planet. Laurie Sproul and Jean Ann Pollard have teamed up on a worthy and imaginative art show that is now traveling the state. Titled Love it or Lose It, the artists hope their creative […]

Sportsman’s Alliance tells Governor: Stop Playing Politics

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“If Governor LePage does not release the 2010 voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future bonds this June, he will be intentionally and single-handedly undermining targeted investments in local economies across Maine.” That was the statement of Tim Glidden, President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, in a June 11 press release from the Land for Maine’s Future […]