Three decades ago, Maine’s loon population was in freefall. Now the birds are doing so well that we’re about to start exporting them.
Last March, Edgecomb teacher Nancie Atwell won a million dollars for banning tests and letting students pick their own reading material. Then she gave it all away.
Read on to explore the sixteen idyllic burgs that made it into this year’s tournament — and discover the quintessential Maine mountain town that came out on top!
To paraphrase Thomas Wolfe, you can’t go to the Old Port again. Or can you? Author Suzanne Strempek Shea revisits the Portland she once knew.
A brutal winter tests an icebound scientist’s survival skills — and her capacity for solitude.
Cold air flowing over a warmer sea gives rise to Maine’s rarest — and most beautiful — type of fog. By Kim Ridley ’ve…
From true crime to profile to reporting on challenging issues, Down East‘s editors pick our five favorite feature stories from 2015.
A treatise (with gunplay) on “the two Maines,” peace on Earth, and good will towards Ben.
You think Santa’s busy? Meet Jim and Teresa England, who coax trains, trucks, and airplanes out of blocks of wood.
Politicians love her. So do neighbors, cops, and hot dog vendors. And her selfless spirit — and the demographic shift she represents — can reshape our state for the better.
Engineer Eric Schade has created an elaborate railway village in his Phippsburg garden.
We asked readers and friends to share their traditions and stories about going out each winter in search of that perfect tree. Here are a few of our favorite responses, from across the generations.