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Features 66 Kittery's Secret Identity What, exactly, is Kittery? Is it Maine's gateway or Portsmouth's conjoined twin? A shipyard town or a shopping destination?
Kittery's Secret IdentityWhat, exactly, is Kittery? Is it Maine's gateway or Portsmouth's conjoined twin? A shipyard town or a shopping destination? Is it the best of Maine's past or the worst of its future? No one can agree, least of all the people who live here. By Abby Zimet.
Fore Street ConfidentialA day in the amazing life of Portland's best restaurant. By Michael Sanders.
The Reddest State in Red Sox NationHow to explain the curious love affair between the people of Maine and a ball club from Boston? By Rob Sneddon.
Where in Maine?This coastal village doesn't get the same attention as its much-visited neighbor, but that's fine by folks here. Ever visited this promontory?
The AT for You & MeNot up for hiking all 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail? Here are six day hikes that hit Maine's AT hot spots. By Andrew Vietze.
The Spirit of RockportPeople in Rockport have come to appreciate, and anticipate, the surprisingly diverse ships that Taylor Allen launches each spring. By Aaron Porter.
Man with a PlanMatt Polstein, a controversial Millinocket rafting guide turned developer, believes ecotourism shouldn't be a dirty word in the North Woods. Interview by Joshua F. Moore.
Rustic at HeartA Harrington summerhouse is an anchor for a pair of academics. By Tom Groening.
Ladies of the LakeStaying at a borrowed camp on Sysladobsis Lake, we found ourselves being drawn into the story of the place. By Elizabeth Peavey.
Whistle-Stop SmileA portrait taken in Livermore evokes the era of railroad vacations in Maine. By Joshua F. Moore.
North by East
11The Price of Gas. Are rising fuel costs actually a boon for Maine tourism? Plus opinions, advisories, and musings about rowdy crickets at Bowdoin, a loss for veggie lovers in Portland, grumblings on the Canadian border, a dubious Mainer who made legal history, and more.
The Talk of Maine
17Smoke-Free Tourism. Maine's ban on tobacco in bars and restaurants hasn't hurt business in the least. By Jeff Clark.
The Maine Viewpoint
25Fulfilling Baxter's Vision. The fate of a deal to protect Katahdin Lake is in the hands of lawmakers, says an editorial from the Bangor Daily News. Plus opinions on ordinances banning chain restaurants in Bar Harbor, the milfoil menace, legislator ethics, and a fitting name for the new bridge over the Penobscot.
33Let's Make a Deal. A state tourism Web site offers discounts on vacation packages. Plus nautical trips offered by the Marine Environmental Research Institute, exploring Maine by bicycle, Birch Point State Park in Owls Head, and a Portland walking tour that explores the working waterfront. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
39Conundrum, Freeport. A restaurant beside a Route 1 landmark has become an unlikely local favorite. By Michaela Cavallaro.
Down East Bookshelf
43Home Waters. Part memoir, part nature guide, Temple Stream is Bill Roorbach's love letter to western Maine. By Kurtis Clements.
Calendar of Events
47Summer Preview. Here's a sneak peek at the festivities scheduled throughout the summer in Maine.
176The Ledges. I couldn't begin to understand what was happening to my grandmother, but I could stop an ocean. By Meadow Rue Merrill.