Personal Best: Connection to Maine
Down East’s copy editor reflects on becoming a Maine dad.
Personal Best: Short Hike
A mother tackles Mount Cutler and discovers more than a great hike.
- By: Cynthia Anderson
Pesonal Best: Scallop Stew
The scallop stew in Stonington had a healing power over one Maine writer.
- By: Virginia Wright
Personal Best: Place to Listen to a Red Sox Game
Pierce Pond turned out to be the perfect place to catch the Sox game on the radio.
- By: Kristen Lindquist
Personal Best: Stock Car Race
Down East contributing editor Rob Sneddon reflects on racing in Maine.
- By: Rob Sneddon
Personal Best: Place to Become a Regular
The perfect Saturday morning spot turned out to be just three blocks away.
- By: Michaela Cavallaro
Personal Best: Diary
The writings of Ralph Richards reveal the inner dramas in Lincolnville around the turn of the century.
- By: Elizabeth Hand
Best of Maine
Down East editors’ picks for the best people and places in the Pine Tree State.
Personal Best: Place to Be Photographed in the Nude
Swimming suit-less in Sargent Pond can be liberating, as one writer discovered.
- By: Edgar Allen Beem
Personal Best: Shopping Surprise
The bounty of Marden’s took the shape of a leather jacket.
- By: Scott Sutherland
Where in Maine?
Recognize this lighthouse that has served as inspiration for artists and writers?
- Photography by: Kevin Shields
Musings from Maine
Down East’s editors consider the battle over what really is Maine’s friendliest town, Christmas at the Blaine House, and a report that ranks the Pine Tree State first in safety, among other things.
Our first-ever “Best of Maine” issue is an opportunity to reflect on the many reasons we choose to live in Maine.
- By: Paul Doiron
The Maine Viewpoint
Editorial opinions from across Maine.
Delivering the news was my husband’s first job and might be his last.
- By: Leslie Woods
Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to our article about getting into college, our mystery photograph, and other articles.
Blood Red Carpet
A Bangor movie premiere foreshadowed dark times for two celebs in 1984.
- By: Joshua F. Moore
Your monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree State.