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,, 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.

These six House Republicans changed their votes and killed the Land for Maine’s Future Projects

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  Many readers asked for the names of the six House Republicans who changed their votes and killed Senator Roger Katz’s bill yesterday that would have allowed the Land for Maine’s Future bonds to be sold without the Governor’s approval. And now I’m going to give you those names. These House members initially voted for […]

Correction: 12 House Democrats and One Independent voted to shut their constituents out of the referendum process

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Oops! Based on a bit of incorrect information received as I researched Monday’s story on the Constitutional amendment to require an equal percentage of signatures for citizen initiatives to come from each Congressional District, I got the list wrong. Here is the corrected column. Twelve Democrats and one Independent in the House of Representatives representing […]