Features

Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving, Recipes, Down East Magazine

The Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving Feast

Every family has their own Thanksgiving dinner traditions, but some common elements, like turkey, sweet potatoes, and a whole lot of butter, unite us all in mouthwatering anticipation. Larry Matthews, chef/owner of the iconic Back Bay Grill in Portland, likes to keep things simple and delicious, with dishes that allow for easy adjustment to accommodate a potentially increased guest list.

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, Oct. 2015

October 2015

The October issue is now on newsstands and in our store. The ultimate Maine fall foliage tour, Mill Town Millennials, Maine’s cold case squad, Portland’s Marshmallow Cart, Northwoods Gourmet Girl, and more.

Closure?

A long-sought specialty squad of the Maine State Police will soon start delving into the state’s most puzzling unsolved crimes.

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?

Wild Wild East

On Maine’s islands, the presence of law enforcement is light to nonexistent. So how does a community make do with only the thinnest of thin blue lines?

All is Well

A South Carolina novelist lost his storm-battered sailboat, but saved his marriage during a failed Atlantic crossing.

Islands A–Z. Photograph by Benjamin Williamson.

Islands A–Z

From art trails to the Zephyr Ledges, we’ve put together a guide (with a little help from our islander friends) that’s as freewheeling and eclectic as the islands themselves.