About the Times

Andi Rierden

Assistant Editor/Staff Writer

Lori Valigra

Editorial Advisor
Theresa Torrent-Ellis
Maine Coastal Program, Maine State Planning Office

Editorial Board
Anne Donovan
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Patricia Hinch
Nova Scotia Department of Environment & Labour

Barbara McMillan
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Lois Winter
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Gulf of Maine Program


Contributing Writers
Lee Bumsted

Lisa Capone
Maureen Kelly
Ethan Nedeau

TODD Graphic
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


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