The Neighbor by Joseph Souza

I can only hope author Joseph Souza never encountered anything in his career like the murder and mayhem in his new novel, The Neighbors. Souza worked for the organized crime unit of the Drug Enforcement Agency, who now lives in Portland with his wife and two children. He’s written several novels, which I’ve enjoyed, so […]

Goodbye North Maine Woods

The North Maine Woods may be wide open for development if a proposed rule change is implemented by the Land Use Regulation Commission. This would be a tragedy not only for Maine, but for the entire nation. A current rule allows new buildings in the unorganized territories only within one mile of existing developments. That […]

Baxter Park protected fish long before the state did

As a longtime advocate for protection of our native brook trout, a fight that is ongoing, I was interested to come across a copy of an article in a 1975 edition of DIFW’s magazine. Longtime DIFW fisheries biologist Paul Johnson wrote the article about Baxter Park’s fisheries management. He noted that “all of the fish […]

Maine can learn from New Zealand’s fish disaster

New Zealand has suffered an environmental disaster that’s severely impacted everything from water supplies to fish. Throughout a recent edition of New Zealand’s Fish & Game magazine, this sad story was told. Unregulated expansion of dairy and other farms, along with lots of development, has harmed their waterways, negatively impacting the environment. For example, 20% […]