Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
As the game-changing Land for Maine’s Future program observes its 30th anniversary, the state’s land conservation scene is at a crossroads.
In 2009, after years of dam removals and fishway constructions, alewives swam through Benton en masse for the first time in two centuries.
A University of Southern Maine professor’s unlikely new opera takes a run at a pioneering black baseball legend.
Maine’s hardest-working rapper levels up on your smartphone or tablet.
A hundred years ago this month, the U.S. entered World War I. As young men left Maine for the front, women took key industrial jobs.
Check out a few remarkable stats about the organization Friends of Acadia, and the work it does, from shores to summits.
Tara Regan is the first woman to run both MDI boatyards for the Hinckley Company — which counts Martha Stewart among its fans.
How an unassuming Maine homebuilder became a reality TV star.
Can an Iraqi immigrant build community with a newspaper?
Boycotts can have unintended consequences, and Maine’s history with them has been checkered. When we at Down East received a few impassioned messages warning us that we too were included in a “total boycott of all businesses linked to Maine in any way,” it prompted some reflection.
Chocolate truffles and heart-shaped candies are for amateurs — true romantics know that oysters make the best Valentine’s Day treat.