Virginia Wright

Virginia Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior writer at Down East.

What's in a Picture, Down East

What’s in a Picture

Recently returned from wartime duties at Quonset Naval Air Station in Rhode Island, Captain Bill Wincapaw, wearing the beard, resumed his role as New England’s Flying Santa Claus in December 1946.

Maine Restaurant, Boynton-McKay, Camden

Boynton-McKay

Brian Beggarly and his wife, Molly Eddy, purchased Camden’s popular breakfast and lunch spot, Boynton-McKay Food Co., a year-and-a-half ago. See how they’re putting their own stamp on this beloved small-town institution.

Shattered, Maine Wabanaki People - 2

Shattered

A historic process is exposing the injuries inflicted by Maine’s child welfare system on generations of Wabanaki people — and illuminating a way forward to bring healing and change.