Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from March.
For almost 40 years, Steve Brettell has worked with monkish devotion in a tiny attic workshop, crafting countless exquisitely lifelike duck decoys.
The federal government later declared the March 11, 2005, storm a disaster — but we knew better.
From “The Real Peculiar Railroad” by Charles Morrow Wilson, in our March 1958 issue.
If there’s a more versatile potable out there, we’d be mighty surprised.
For descendants of Maine’s 19th-century Finnish immigrants, the sauna ritual has lost none of its sanctity.
Cottage pie or shepherd’s pie is great winter comfort food, particularly if you’ve spent the day working outdoors and need respite from the elements. Try Annemarie Ahearn’s recipe.
In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Michael Finkel explains the origins of the whispered myth that haunted central Maine for decades.
Can an Iraqi immigrant build community with a newspaper?
The Mallett Brothers Band’s latest album gives new life to old backwoods ballads.
Boycotts can have unintended consequences, and Maine’s history with them has been checkered. When we at Down East received a few impassioned messages warning us that we too were included in a “total boycott of all businesses linked to Maine in any way,” it prompted some reflection.