February 2008



Retiring in Maine

Our annual guide to the good life after retirement in Maine.

The Ice Storm

Ten years ago, Mainers found their state paralyzed by one of the worst natural disasters in its history. Together, they rose to the occasion.

It Takes a Village

Traditional Maine buildings inspire an architect’s year-round retreat in Castine.

  • By: Kim Ridley

Betting on Bangor

A lively downtown and a revitalized waterfront mark the Queen City’s resurgence after decades of decline.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Trekking the Backcountry

An ambitious new lodge and trail system near Kingfield is betting hikers and skiers are looking for luxurious accommodations.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Becoming Teddy Roosevelt

Before he came to Maine, Theodore Roosevelt was a dour and sickly youth. Then he met a larger-than-life hunting guide named Bill Sewall. Was their meeting a turning point in American history?

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Get Your Goat

Gourmets call it “chevon.” Farmers call it the “other red meat.” A goat, by any other name, might be the trendiest food in Maine.

  • By: Kathleen Fleury


The old salt – and his fish

Recognize this faux fisherman on his Down East post?

  • Photography by: Hannah Dawes

Musings from Maine

Down East’s editors consider the impact Pluto’s delisting has on Maine, the challenge of using an iPhone during a Maine winter, and the newest snowboard park in Portland, among other things.

A Letter from the County

For twenty years Echoes has been a labor of love.

  • By: Virginia Wright

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to Where in Maine and other articles.

The Big Freeze

Paul Doiron looks back ten years at the worst ice storm in Maine history.

  • By: Paul Doiron

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across Maine.

The Way Life Is

The best thing about winter in Maine is the people.

  • By: Donnie Mullen

Racing Strides

A snowy boulevard in Saco made for a perfect racecourse almost a century ago.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Sauce For Your Sweetie

A decadent chocolate sauce and some soothing songs are featured in our monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree State.

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