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. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.

This Day in Maine is fascinating

I have to thank Joseph Owen for all the research he must have done to create his fascinating book, This Day in Maine, and also thank all those who encouraged and helped Owen, including the publisher, Islandport Press. This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. For every day of the […]

50th birthday river rescue

A story from my book of hunting and fishing stories. Fiftieth birthday one day. Rescued from the Kennebec River the next. It was that kind of week. Achieving the half-century mark, one would expect to contemplate life’s meaning. Have I accomplished enough, been all that I can be, to justify five decades on this planet? […]

Bangor Policeman’s book is really good

Bangor police officer Timothy Cotton expressed skepticism that he could write a book, even though he’d been writing Facebook stories about his police department for years. So here’s the good news: Cotton has written a wonderful book, The Detective in the Dooryard published by Down East Books. I assumed the book would be full of […]