A Reverberating Question

A Down East fishing community weighs — yet again — 
whether to trust the Canadians with a beloved artifact. The original bell from steamship…

Making it in Maine, Bartlettyarns, Down East Magazine

In Harmony with the Past

The Bartlettyarns mill dates back to the early 19th century and looks its age — but charmingly so. In any case, it’s not nearly as creepy as when it provided the exterior shots for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift.

We Made Paper Too, Maine Mill, Down East Magazine

We Made Paper Too

A reluctant writer takes to the road with a tale of a Maine mill town — only to find that her story is something close to universal.

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.

Down East Magazine, Small Potatoers

What’s In a Picture

Harvest technology has advanced over the last 75 years. Adolescent styles have certainly changed. But the autumn objective for many kids across Aroostook County is the same in 2015 as for these boys in October 1940.

Mill Towns

Last Summer in the Magic City

With the paper industry gone and little economic opportunity to replace it, many in the Katahdin region fear an exodus of young people. So what’s it like to be staring down adulthood in 2015 in the shadow of the Millinocket mills?