Where in Maine, Biddeford Maine, Down East Magazine

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from September’s, Biddeford picture.

Leon Gorman, L.L. Bean, Down East Magazine

Leon Gorman 1934–2015

Like many in Maine, we were saddened to read of the September passing of Leon Gorman, grandson of L.L.Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean and either president or chairman of the company for 46 years. Outside of L.L.Bean, Gorman was known for his charitable pursuits. For this remembrance, we turned to Gorman’s friend Mark Swann, executive director of Portland’s Preble Street resource center for homelessness, hunger, and poverty.

Making it in Maine, Bartlettyarns, Down East Magazine

In Harmony with the Past

The Bartlettyarns mill dates back to the early 19th century and looks its age — but charmingly so. In any case, it’s not nearly as creepy as when it provided the exterior shots for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift.