Rob Sneddon

Contributing editor Rob Sneddon is the author of The Phantom Punch, about the 1965 Ali-Liston fight in Lewiston, available now.

Battle of the Bridge, Down East Magazine

A Battle Lost

When it comes to football, Biddeford High School is no longer in neighboring Thornton Academy’s league, literally or figuratively. Thus ends “The Battle of the Bridge,” a spirited rivalry between Biddeford and Saco that dated to 1893. And there’s no question which of the two former mill towns feels the loss more acutely.

The Throwbacks, Vintage Baseball, Bob Hubbard 1

The Throwbacks

Vintage baseball might resemble a Colonial Williamsburg reenactment, but it’s a real sport, with real rules and regulations. Meet Maine’s Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club.


Ranked-choice Voting Is…

A way to open up the electoral process? A panacea for Maine’s election ills? A shell game? Rob Sneddon explores Maine’s likely next ballot initiative.


Zoning Out

A switch to Atlantic Standard Time could brighten up Maine’s winter evenings.



An Oakfield company has developed a formula for building cost-effective, energy-efficient homes using northern white cedar. By Rob Sneddon / Photographed by Jason P….