North By East
High ferry tariffs aim to discourage bicyclists from taking an island day trip.
Maine's new fireworks law is about to get its first real test. The Augusta Country Club finds itself the source of some major confusion. A new study makes that creeping Maine fog seem even scarier. Miss those Maine-based soap operas of yore? Here's one to watch on the Web.
The world’s most famous sponge cake endures in Blue Hill. A Cutler sea captain’s deceased wife is remembered for her bizarre homecoming. Yes, Maine is great, but these superlatives are silly. How do you describe the odd taste of Moxie? An adult ed class gets paranormal. Subversive photography to fix Maine’s roads.
Don’t Fub It
Misuse of this wicked cool dictionary will mark you as being from away.
Log homes made in Maine, sold in China, spiders scare shipbuilders in Bath, and more!
The Downeaster is like a skinny Maine town on wheels, balmy Bangor gets worldwide attention, and more.
A Falmouth clinic offers a folksy solution to the healthcare crisis, meet the future editor of Down East, age eleven, plus more.
North by East
Maine lobstermen make trees from traps, a Bowdoin woman uses dogs to find missing pets, plus more.
Cartoon by David Jacobson
The message on Camden’s crosswalks is not just cheery; it’s smart.
If you were in Camden this summer, you may have noticed that something was missing — the smile-provoking messages on the village crosswalks that instruct pedestrians to: STOP. WAIT. WAVE.
Cartoon by Bill Woodman
Rest In Peace
The Wiscasset bypass meets its demise.
The Wiscasset bypass, on life support since the June 2010 discovery of a bald eagle’s nest in its would-be path, has died at the age of fifty-three. Maine Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt pulled the plug on August 3.