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Jim McAlister: A dozen resolutions for the boating public

February 5, 2019 |

Where I Stand A dozen boating resolutions By Jim McAlister Abiding by these resolutions could help protect our waters - and wallets. 1. ... Jim McAlister, a New Fairfield resident, is the founder of the Candlewood Watershed Initiative.

Jim McAlister: Lake residents encouraged to test soil before fertilizing

April 23, 2019 |

Lake residents encouraged to test soil before fertilizing By Jim McAlister Again this year, residents will have the opportunity to promote their soil's health while also protecting our environment and its ...

Jim McAlister: This land is your land - until it isn't

November 5, 2018 |

This land is your land - until it isn't By Jim McAlister Under current law, the CT General Assembly can unilaterally ordain the sale of state parks, forests, and other public lands with no public input and ...

Jim McAlister: Join in celebrating Candlewood Lake's 90th birthday

September 28, 2018 |

Where I Stand Celebrate lake's 90th birthday By Jim McAlister Saturday heralds an impressive milestone for all who have witnessed and personally experienced the jaw-dropping beauty and recreational bounty of ...

Jim McAlister: Boaters are pivotal in protecting Candlewood Lake

July 20, 2018 |

Where I Stand Boaters pivotal in protecting lakes By Jim McAlister Boaters and anglers constitute the first line of defense in preventing Aquatic Invasive Species from invading and degrading Candlewood Lake and, ...

Jim McAlister: Our lake futures and finances now depend on a wing and a prayer

February 27, 2019 |

Where I Stand Our lake's future now depends on a wing and a prayer By Jim McAlister Complacency has the advantage of ignoring the reality around us, allowing us to focus our energies and enjoyment elsewhere - ...

Jim McAlister: The consequences of complacency - Forever comprising Candlewood Lake

June 29, 2018 |

Where I Stand Complacency comprimises Candlewood Lake By Jim McAlister Aquatic invasive species - and most notably zebra mussels - pose a clear and compelling danger with irreversible consequences to national, ...

Jim McAlister: 12 New Year's resolutions for the boating public

January 10, 2018 |

12 New Year's resolutions for the boating public to protect our waters (and wallets) By Jim McAlister 1. ... Jim McAlister, a New Fairfield resident, leads the Candlewood Watershed Initiative.

Jim McAlister: Concerns, carp and common sense

March 29, 2017 |

Where I Stand Concerns, carp and common sense By Jim McAlister The public meeting held by the New Fairfield Board of Selectmen (NF BOS) March 2 was a sight to behold: upwards of 175 concerned citizens jammed the ...

Jim McAlister: Delegates who oppose lake authority should resign

November 30, 2017 |

Delegates who oppose lake authority should resign By Jim McAlister To all who exercised their voting privileges last week in New Fairfield and Sherman, grateful thanks on behalf of all citizens who have a vested ...

Jim McAlister: Confronting the abuse of our shared resources

October 18, 2017 |

Where I Stand Confronting abuse of shared resources By Jim McAlister An Open Letter to lake-area chief elected officials, and to residents alike who share and care about Candlewood's welfare - it's time to act: ...

Jim McAlister: Prevention must be our shared watchword for Candlewood Lake

July 27, 2017 |

Where I Stand Prevention must be our shared goal for protecting Candlewood Lake By Jim McAlister Aquatic invasive species (AIS) - and most notably zebra mussels - pose a compelling threat with irreversible ...

Jim McAlister: The lure and love of Candlewood Lake

September 26, 2016 |

Where I Stand Happy birthday, Candlewood Lake By Jim McAlister This coming Wednesday marks an occasion that has been instrumental in shaping so many lives and livelihoods here in our region: Sept. 28 heralds ...

Jim McAlister: Boaters hold key for Candlewood Lake's protection

June 8, 2017 |

Where I Stand Boaters hold key for Candlewood Lake's protection By Jim McAlister Boaters and fishermen take note: Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pose a real and present danger to our lake's life and, by ...

Jim McAlister: Prevention is the priority at Candlewood Lake

May 4, 2016 |

Where I Stand Prevention is the priority at Candlewood Lake By Jim McAlister The politically correct call them "aquatic nuisance species." ... Jim McAlister is a New Fairfield resident and heads the grassroots Candlewood Watershed Initiative.

Jim McAlister: A clarion call to command Candlewood Lake's destiny

February 13, 2017 |

Where I Stand Clarion call for Candlewood Lake's destiny By Jim McAlister Last fall I wrote about the woeful state of affairs, attitudes and actions being exhibited by the current New Fairfield Board of ...

Jim McAlister: A dozen resolutions for the boating public

January 22, 2016 |

Jim McAlister A dozen resolutions for the boating public By Jim McAlister It is still January and therefore timely to consider making 12 New Year's resolutions to protect our waters - and our wallets. 1. ... Jim ...

Jim McAlister: Zebra mussel discovery presents both threat and opportunity

November 30, 2016 |

Where I Stand Zebra mussels: threat, opportunity By Jim McAlister FirstLight's recent announcement of the discovery of adult zebra mussels in the Housatonic River at the base of the Route 7 Rocky River ...

Jim McAlister: The lure and love of Candlewood Lake

September 25, 2015

Jim McAlister The lure and love of Candlewood Lake This coming Monday is one of those dates easily overlooked, if not ignored altogether. ... Jim McAlister is chairman of the Candlewood Watershed Initiative and a resident of New Fairfield.

Jim McAlister: Candlewood Lake Authority merits unqualified support, not scorn

March 24, 2016 |

Where I Stand Lake authority merits support, not scorn By Jim McAlister From the swirling pronouncements, orchestrated controversy and piling on, one would think our own Candlewood Lake Authority was harboring ...

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