July 25, 2016

What About The FOIA Requests From the Press Herald?

While some should be happy that Maine Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship is seeking a federal investigation into whether or not the Maine Warden Service (MWS) illegally carried out undercover operations, has everyone forgotten that the MWS, to my knowledge, has yet to comply with state and federal laws by withholding documents requested by the […]

Maine Moose Study: All Dead Moose Had Echinococcus Cysts in Lungs

According to a report filed in the Bangor Daily News by outdoor writer George Smith, information not yet officially made public (and I have to wonder if all of the information will be made public) about Maine’s ongoing moose study, while extremely disturbing that the study is showing a terrible moose calf survival rate, it […]

Southern Maine’s Invasion of Black Bears

Here we go again! Bears are showing up in places in southern Maine, where most people necessarily do not expect to find bears wandering around in the daylight, and Maine officials are “rounding up the usual suspects.” (Note: As an explanation to the preceding quote, I refer to the movie Casablanca, in which “Louie,” the […]

National monument not right for rural Maine

The wealthy Quimby family has spent more than $1 million at Hilltop Public Solutions in Washington, D.C., to convince President Barack Obama to use his authority to designate this area a national monument. Source: National monument not right for rural Maine — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine How will visitors get to […]

The Bean Town Moose

A moose was seen sticking closely to the sidewalks of some suburban streets in the Boston area. One report said that police were ordered to not allow anyone to endanger the moose: “The officers were told to be on the lookout for the moose and make sure there was no traffic or anything that could […]

SAM’s Executive Director Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Quimby National Monument

Condensed SAM Testimony Delivered by David Trahan, June 1, 2016 It is SAM’s mission to defend the rights of sportsmen and firearm owners. In addition, we promote the responsible conservation of our natural resources. On several occasions, including last year, we polled our members on whether they supported the creation of a National Park for […]

Is “Maine Wire” a Mouthpiece for MDIFW/MWS/LePage Administration?

Opinions are one thing, but attempting to refute news stories while providing no evidence other than what government has accused the Portland Press Herald of doing, either stinks of biased reporting, i.e. a mouthpiece of the reigning Maine State Government, or ignorance in blindly accepting everything that government is telling people happened as truth. The […]

Maine Warden Service: Taking Their Ball and Going Home

According to the Bangor Daily News (BDN), after a paragraph by paragraph rebuttal to a newspaper article, read before a hand-selected group of “lawmakers,” accusing the Maine Warden Service (MWS) of improper undercover tactics and refusing to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Access Law (FOIA), the head of the MWS announced it was suspending […]

Congressional Research Service: National Monuments and the Antiquities Act

Not just in Maine, but other places around the nation, it is felt by some that the authority given to a sitting president to designate lands “quickly” to “protect them” has been abused. For readers interested, perhaps a reading of this report will help to gain some understanding of what National Monument designation was and […]

Maine’s National Monument Proposal: Pingree Lies, Quimby to Give Government Land She Doesn’t Own

*Scroll Down for an Update* A brief news item in the Portland Press Herald yesterday said that U.S. House of Representative official from Maine, Chellie Pingree, has sent President Obama a letter asking him to support a fascist and dictatorial maneuver to create, through Executive Order, a National Monument in Maine on land, not all […]