The Wild West EndLife goes on, but my old Portland neighborhood defies progress. By Elizabeth Peavey
Troubled WatersPoland Spring's expansion plans have driven a wedge through western Maine.
By Virginia Wright
A Path of FishThe alewife runs in Patten Stream are a shadow of what they once were, but they still have the power to awe. By Susan Hand Shetterly
The Ten-Mile Extension CordMaintaining a traditional way of life on Vinalhaven requires a modern connection to the mainland. By Joshua F. Moore
Grand Lake DreamHow a million acres in eastern Maine and western New Brunswick were protected for posterity without anyone really noticing. By Wayne Curtis
A Legacy of Lilacs One whiff of these living antiques is all it takes to recapture the past. By Rebecca Sawyer-Fay
Madame Chief JusticeLeigh Saufley thought she was going to law school to learn how to change the world. Instead, she is changing the world of law. By Jeff Clark
Editor's Noteby Paul Doiron
WHERE IN MAINE?The history of this small coastal town might have easily taken a slightly different course. Can you identify it?
NORTH BY EASTA case of identity theft south of the Mason-Dixon line. | The unlikely market for dead blackflies. | A maestro takes his leave of Portland. | Elves get legislative protection. | Beautifying Hamburger Alley in Saco.
THE TALK OF MAINE Will the City of Ships become the City of Condos? By Jeff Clark
THE MAINE VIEWPOINTRethinking the Cumberland County Civic Center. | Fishing rules that work. | Acadia transport spat. | Dirigo finger-pointing. | "It could have been worse" might become the new state motto.
INSIDE MAINEDining Natalie's at the Mill in Camden provides an oasis for high-concept European-American dishes. By Brooke Dojny
Books Barbara Merrill's new manifesto contains a rash of daring, if impractical, proposals. By Jim Brunelle
Getaway There's a reason Belfast keeps getting "discovered" anew.
Events Spring takes hold with plant sales, exhibitions, and music.
Plus: Canoeing the St. John. | A mid-coast company helps stock your cottage pantry. | New music from the Coming Grass to take on the road with you.
MY MAINE That spring we all lived in the shadow of a distant, but approaching, war. By John E. Hodgkins
WHAT'S IN A PICTURE? During the Spanish-American War the U.S. Navy did indeed remember Maine. By Joshua F. Moore