PETERSHAM, MASS. – Scott Merrill Melvin, of Petersham, Mass., passed away peacefully in the company of loving family, July 11, 2014. Scott was born Dec. 14th, 1953 in Bangor, the first of two children of Ernest and Marjorie Melvin.
Husband and wife Kris and Emily MacCabe both work for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife. Kris is a district game warden with the Maine Warden Service. He is also featured in Animal Planet’s North Woods Law. Emily is a public relations representative in the MDIFW’s Information & Education Division.
Kris has a Bachelor of Science in wildlife ecology from UMaine-Orono and Emily has a Bachelor of Science in environmental science with a concentration in conservation law enforcement from Unity College.
The water quality of Maine lakes may be deteriorating. A study published by University of Maine researchers analyzed data from nearly 550 lakes and large ponds throughout the state, and found water clarity – a strong indicator of water quality – declining.
Working in Acadia National Park one recent morning, Sarah Nelson, a biological geochemist at the University of Maine, stood with her five assistants in boots and waders and jabbed at the sediment on the bottom of Hodgdon and Seal Cove ponds with long-handled nets.
. . . . House grew up in Rhode Island and studied wildlife biology at the University of Maine. Many of her pastels portray Maine subjects. Among her skills, she has the ability to evoke senses other than vision with her work. Her pastels also conjure the odor of mudflats and the sounds of gulls crying.
The death of a student in a crash near Winchester will help other people as her organs have been donated. Caitie Homan, 24, died last Thursday at Southampton General Hospital a day after being struck by a car near Sparsholt whilst walking a dog.
Carol Polley, right, stands with friends and other military members during a memorial service for her son at the University of Maine on Monday, May 6, 2013. David Michael Veverka, a Maine graduate and Army National Guard staff sergeant with the 172nd Infantry Division, was killed in 2006 by an improvised explosive device while serving in Iraq.
Memorial images and dog tags of two Bravo Company soldiers that have hung on the walls of an Iraq military base since the men’s deaths five years ago — reminding others of their service and their ultimate sacrifice — made their way home this week.
If you graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Wildlife, please let us know what you’ve been up to.
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