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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.

Stitch ’n’ Bliss

The women of Islesboro’s Sewing Circle (est. 1858) make everything from baby sweaters to iPhone cases — not to mention a strong community fabric.

September 2015

The Island Issue is now on newsstands and in our store. An A–Z guide to Maine islands, exotic eats in Portland, the candy bar you have to try, secession in Caribou, Tempo Dulu review, and more.

August 2015

The August issue is now on newsstands and in our store! Your favorite Maine state parks, the definitive guide to the Maine accent(s), the Kennebunks’ identity crisis, Spose talks, and blueberry pancakes.

Your 10 Favorite Maine State Parks

We asked Down East readers to pick one favorite from among Maine’s more than 50 stunning state parks and historic sites. Hundreds of you answered the call. See if your favorites made the list — then pack a picnic, grab your backpack, and go outside to play.