Personal Best: Short Hike
A mother tackles Mount Cutler and discovers more than a great hike.
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.
Pesonal Best: Scallop Stew
The scallop stew in Stonington had a healing power over one Maine writer.
Personal Best: Place to Become a Regular
The perfect Saturday morning spot turned out to be just three blocks away.
Personal Best: Stock Car Race
Down East contributing editor Rob Sneddon reflects on racing in Maine.
Personal Best: Diary
The writings of Ralph Richards reveal the inner dramas in Lincolnville around the turn of the century.
Personal Best: Place to Be Photographed in the Nude
Swimming suit-less in Sargent Pond can be liberating, as one writer discovered.
Down East editors' picks for the best people and places in the Pine Tree State.
Personal Best: Shopping Surprise
The bounty of Marden's took the shape of a leather jacket.
Down East's copy editor reflects on becoming a Maine dad.
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.
Editorial opinions from across Maine.
Delivering the news was my husband's first job and might be his last.
Recognize this lighthouse that has served as inspiration for artists and writers?
Readers respond to our article about getting into college, our mystery photograph, and other articles.
A Bangor movie premiere foreshadowed dark times for two celebs in 1984.
Your monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree State.