Rumford for Real
Maligned and misunderstood, the people of this upcountry milltown are proud of their past and are working hard to build a brighter future. By Monica Wood.
Where in Maine?
This splendid shoreline is now a protected park on the midcoast. Can you identify it?
A Mysterious Concentration
The Reverend Paul Plante, of Oquossoc, has two vocations — the priesthood and painting — and he pursues both with a quiet intensity. By Monica Wood.
All Hail the Pickup Truck!
Pickup trucks are country-and-western songs on wheels. No wonder they strum the heartstrings of Mainers. By James R. Babb.
Why are so many Maine towns choosing to disappear? By Jeff Clark.
White Gold Fever
When you're hunting for the rare — and expensive — "truffle of Maine," it's easy to get carried away. By Michael Sanders.
A Place of Her Own
This stunning Deer Isle home proves what is possible when three inspired individuals — owner, builder, and architect — see eye-to-eye on a project. By Joshua F. Moore.
Back in 1954 railroad workers in Ludlow wondered where the ground went. By Joshua F. Moore.
North by East
Lost and Found
All that you can leave behind — it's in a box at Acadia. Plus school kids in Presque Isle learn to spell agribusiness, encouraging news for the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, and the straight dope on all those boats wrapped in white plastic.
The Talk of Maine
The Last Cannery
A gourmet food company in Whiting hopes to make Maine the canning capital it once was. By Jeff Clark.
The Maine Viewpoint
Solutions from other states can help bring Maine up to speed in the newest drug war, states an editorial from the Bangor Daily News. Plus tough times for the camping industry, and a compromise that might defuse the Plum Creek controversy around Moosehead Lake.
The Forest City boasts some funky walking tours, from happy hours to late-night snacks. Also a bike trip from Camden to Castine, a school in Lincoln that will prepare you for life as a Registered Maine Guide, and more. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
A family from South America has redefined international cuisine for the Queen City. By Mike Wolflein.
Down East Bookshelf
The hero of Cathie Pelletier's new novel is no Hemingway. By Elizabeth Hand.
Calendar of Events
Autumn kicks into gear with performances, exhibits, and free-for-alls.
The Elm and I
Some woodworkers might disdain the elm, but not the good people of Addison. By Ken Textor.