Deirdre Fleming-Portland Press Herald

Deirdre Fleming-Portland Press Herald Write about Maine's wildlife and wild lands. And never gotten a flat tire on a logging road. That's the kind of karma doing what you love gets you.

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Portland Press Herald
03/15/2020
Portland Press Herald

Portland Press Herald

Top expert: Americans need to be prepared to hunker down much more than they are currently doing.

This was the third year I contributed to our Mainers to Be Thankful For profiles for Thanksgiving. This series exemplifi...
12/02/2019
Alfredo Nicolas and Terra Fletcher

This was the third year I contributed to our Mainers to Be Thankful For profiles for Thanksgiving. This series exemplifies so many of the reasons I love Maine.

Two wildlife lovers were strangers until they united to rescue a great black hawk in Deering Oaks during a January snowstorm.

“We are in serious negotiations that are ongoing with Arctaris. That’s the extent of our comment on Saddleback. But I wo...
07/13/2019
Boston investment firm still pursuing purchase of Saddleback ski area

“We are in serious negotiations that are ongoing with Arctaris. That’s the extent of our comment on Saddleback. But I would say we are in serious negotiations.”
~ Attorney Severin Beliveau of Preti Flaherty

But the Arctaris Impact Fund says the $10 million in federal tax incentives it was awarded this week don't figure in those negotiations.

01/01/2018
Portland Press Herald

Portland Press Herald

Breaking the cold temperature record for this date means frozen pipes, broken water mains.

Deirdre Fleming-Portland Press Herald
10/24/2017

Deirdre Fleming-Portland Press Herald

After hearing a feature on this relatively new therapy on NPR this summer, I was skeptical this would be interesting - c...
10/23/2017
Forest bathing catching on around coastal Maine

After hearing a feature on this relatively new therapy on NPR this summer, I was skeptical this would be interesting - chiefly because the NPR reporter kind of mocked it. But like all activities I've experienced in the Maine outdoors, forest therapy is fascinating. Plus you're hanging out in the outdoors for three hours... When is that ever bad?

The therapy that began in Japan is spreading around the globe – including here.

I haven't covered the Legislature in a while, eventhough I got my start as an outdoor reporter covering the State House....
03/08/2017
Bill to allow deer-baiting shot down in committee - Portland Press Herald

I haven't covered the Legislature in a while, eventhough I got my start as an outdoor reporter covering the State House. I was glad I got there early to look around. Plus my steel-toe logging boots didn't get through security.

Opponents see several reasons to retain Maine's prohibition on using bait to hunt deer, among them that there is no resource management benefit to allowing it.

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09/29/2016

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09/23/2016

Deirdre Fleming-Portland Press Herald

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08/23/2016

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