August 2003




Maine’s Biggest Gamble

The epic debate over whether a casino should be built in Maine. Location: Sanford

  • By: Jeff Clark


An 1830 cape renovated by the ancestors of the man who built it. Location: Hancock PointCrabtree Neck

  • By: Bruce D. Snider
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

The Many Faces of Georgetown

Georgetown Maine, peninsula, island, river town, coastal community, fishing village, and summer colony. Location: Five Islands, Bay PointRobinhood,MarrtownIndian Point,Kennebec Point

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Acadia’s Free Ride

.A bus transportation system on Mount Desert is clean, dependable, punctual, convenient, fun, and free. Location: Mount Desert Island

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

I Took To the Woods

A Maine author visits the actual house where Louise Dickinson Rich wrote her classic, “We Took to the Woods

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Young and Foolish

.A primarily photographic spread of modern teenagers enjoying the beach and each other.

  • Photography by: Peggy McKenna

Those Wacky Weimaraners

The soulful and endlessly obliging dogs of celebrity photographer William Wegman

  • By: Mark Melnicove
  • Photography by: William Wegman

Special Delivery

Reprint of a humorous Caskie Stinnett piece about a seagull who actually got some mail!!

  • By: Caskie Stinnett
  • Photography by: Thomas Mark Szelog

Maine In the Abstract

Various Maine artists in the abstract, modernist genre.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Greg Morley


An old colonial era farm has been a sheep farm and now a nursery for roses , daylilies and more. Location: Alfred

  • By: Jane Lamb
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields


Location: Georgetown

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields


A New Boat Show

The first Maine Boats and Harbors boat show will be launched in Rockland, August 2003. Location: Rockland

  • By: Ken Textor

The Maine Scene

Photo of the enormous boot in front of the L.L. Bean store. Location: Freeport

  • Photography by: Peggy McKenna

Be Careful Out There

a graph showing moose-vehicle collisions by month from 1997 to 2001. source: Maine DOT

Why Are You in Maine This Summer?

Peggy McKenna photographs and interviews of a selection of folks from away.

  • Photography by: Peggy McKenna

And The Winner Is

The oldest restaurant in Maine has been identified.

Happy Anniversary

Guess who just turned fifty?…Downeast Magazine

More Used Goods

Two enterprising brothers create a thriving yarn business from salvaged factory machinery. Location: Etna

Something Spectacular

The bald eagle is making a comeback in Maine and the U.S.

  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Used Goods

The DOD is selling reconditioned howitzers at the former Loring Air Force Base. Location: LimestoneLoring

  • Photography by: Michael Ricci

Bold Experiment

Suddenly, Maine is the first in the nation to offer universal health care coverage.

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Lester Lefkowitz

Pitchfork Prop

Reader’s correction to a statement in June’s “The Long Cool Drink” photo

  • By: David Holmes

Off-Road Rage

Reader’s comments on our May 2003 article about conflicts between all terrain vehicle users and landowners.

  • By: John Gallow

The Other Maine

Reader’s response to the Al Diamon article on health care in Franklin County. Location: Franklin CountyCarrabassett Valley

  • By: Rick Batt

Briefly Noted

A seafood cookbook with the author’s memories of summers in Kennebunkport Location: Kennebunkport

  • By: Paul Doiron

Surprising History

A new book, “History of Belfast in the 20th Century Location: Belfast

  • By: Richard Grant

Maine’s Best Bargain Vacations

Supplement featuring some of the free or inexpensive things to see, eat, do , or buy in Maine

$19 Million Mistake

The missing paper trail for 19 million in federal welfare funding. (Bangor Daily News article)

Golf Cart Kerfuffle

Residents of Great Diamond have compromised on limits to golf cart traffic. (Portland Press Herald article) Location: Great Diamond Island

Whales Ahoy

Take a windjammer cruise out of Eastport to see whales and other wildlife. Location: EastportBay of Fundy

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Casino Facts

Maine Sunday Telegram article about advertising by a pro-casino group. Steve Meyers cartoon on page 25

  • Photography by: Steve Meyers

Bob’s Clam Hut

A popular seafood restaurant in Kittery. Location: Kittery

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Rockport Land Deal

Courier Gazette article about the state’s virtual gift of the Glen Cove Rest area to the town of Rockport compared to the hefty price tag placed on the parcel that once held the Maine State Prison in Thomaston. Location: Rockport, Glen CoveThomaston

Free Concerts in L-A

You can enjoy a free lunchtime concert in Lewiston-Auburn this summer. Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Livermore’s New Policy

In some towns, you may have to pay for having emergency vehicles come to your aid in an accident.(Lewiston Sun Journal) Location: Livermore

Blueberry Nirvana

Personal reminiscences about finding the “mother lode” for blueberry picking. Location: Osborne PlantationSpectacle PondCherryfield Rocky Pond

  • By: Richard P. Randall

Moody’s Diner, Waldoboro

A review of one of Maine’s most beloved icons. Location: Waldoboro

  • By: Brooke Dojny
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

August Highlights

A summer 2003 calendar of fairs, festivals, concerts and antique shows.

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields
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