November 2003



Too Many Campuses?

The Univerity’s new chancellor sees “massive change” ahead for the system. Article includes several charts featuring tuition and room and board rates for the past ten years, numbers of students at the various campuses, yearly expenditures by the state, and a comparison of Maine’s system to other states

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Toby Hollis

Accepting the Challenge

The first blind hiker to complete the entire Appalachian Trail frm Georgia to Maine. Location: Sebec

  • By: Jonathan Van Fleet
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro


  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Bangor on the Move

.Vintage photo of nineteenth century Bangor’s Main St. at Hammond Street Location: Bangor

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward

Only Yesterday

Edgar Allen Beem revisits that fatal Dallas day in 1963, then outlines the various times that JFK visited Maine.

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem


Skowhegan’s high school football team. Location: Skowhegan

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Peggy McKenna

A Lovely Honesty

In the Berwicks of today , just as in the nineteenth century, real Mainers continue to live grand simple lives. Location: BerwickNorth BerwickSouth Berwick

  • By: Powell Boyer
  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

The Bewitching Hour

.Night time photos of Rockland. Location: Rockland

  • Photography by: Tillman Crane

Holy Smokes

The smoked salmon from Maine has become a multi-million dollar industry. Location: Ellsworth,Winter HarborPerry,Portland,BelfastStonington,Sullivan

  • By: Brooke Dojny
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Murder Most Foul

A nineteenth century murder conviction and a botched hanging lead to the eventual banning of the death penalty in Maine. Article includes a vintage photo of the Bath business district. Location: Bath

  • By: Ken Textor


Sailor’s Superstitions

An assortment of time-honored nautical superstitions.

  • By: Ken Textor

Thomaston Bound

Things to do, see, and eat in Thomaston Location: ThomastonSt. George River

  • By: Ken Textor

Farewell, Mr. Gould

A favorite Maine storyteller has left the scene.

Taking To the Ice

Lewiston-Auburn now hosts a semi-pro hockey team. Location: LewistonAuburn

  • Photography by: Michael Ricci

Bad Buoy

A lost lobster buoy ends up on the coast of Scotland Location: Beals IslandScotland

Belfast’s Awakening

Belfast city council meetings must now end by 11:00 p.m. Location: Belfast

End of the Chain

The last Maine store of Porteous, Mitchell & Braun is closing. Location: Presque Isle

Staying Warm

.The shortage of and higher prices of firewood.

Bypassing Wiscasset

The town of Wiscasset may have a plan for building a bypass before the State imposes one. Location: Wiscasset

Free To Good Home

Three ancient oil-fired cranes will soon be retired from duty on the Searsport waterfront. Location: SearsportMack Point

Neighborhood Politics

The town of Scarborough has rejected a proposed solution to their runaway growth. Location: Scarborough

  • By: Jeff Clark

Moody’s Memories

Reader’s comments about Moody’s Diner .

  • By: Maria Manos Clark

Trouble on the Trails

Reader’s comments about ATV riding. .

  • By: Cindy Morin

Powder Playgrounds

Maine offers dozens of spots for skiers, snowboarders, and snowhoers to make fresh tracks

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Cautionary Tale

A new book tells the tragicomic story of one Indian casino in Connecituct Location: Ledyard

  • By: Paul Doiron

Acadia Ascent

A challenging trail to the summit of Penobscot Mountain. Location: Acadia National Park

Too Young to Drive

The legal age for operating watercraft needs to be reconsidered. Maine Sunday Telegram Article

Taxing Questions

The Maine Municipal Association website has a handy resource in the Homeowner’s Guide to Property Taxes in Maine.

Rail-Trail Questions

Ellsworth American article about developing the Down East rail on old rail beds.

Saco Boosters

Biddeford Journal Tribune article about booster clubs and funding for school sports programs Location: Saco

Too Many Prisoners

Augusta Kennebec Journal article about prison and jail overcrowding.

Almanac Predictions

Portland Press Herald article about the 2004 Farmer’s Almanac predictions for the coming winter.

Pharmacists Needed

Bangor Daily News Article about the shortage of pharmacists in Maine.

Artful Discussions

The Portland Museum of Art ties book discussions to current exhibits, making for an interactive art experience. Location: Portland

Growing Up

The author reminisces about the sale of her family home and the emotions this experience evokes. Location: Bath

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey

Ribollita, Portland

A cozy trattoria in the Old Port district keeps alive the flavors of city’s Little Italy. Location: Portland

  • By: Debra Spark
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

November Highlights

Autumn is the perfect season to visit the state’s theaters, concert halls, and museums

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