Paul Doiron looks back ten years at the worst ice storm in Maine history.
Our first-ever "Best of Maine" issue is an opportunity to reflect on the many reasons we choose to live in Maine.
Happy Holidays from your friends at Down East.
My wife wanted me to clean out some boxes from our shed the other day. I'd promised to get rid of them years ago, but being both a pack rat and a procrastinator, I'd devised ingenious ways to put her off and keep my boxes of worthless loot intact. I tried proposing other tasks to do instead ("Hey, honey,
My memere - or grandmother - was named Oline Doiron, and she made textiles and shoes, first at the Goodall Mills in Sanford and later at the Nike factory in Biddeford. As a Nike employee she was entitled to certain discounts on sneakers in the company store, and so I found myself branded with a Swoosh
I was thumbing through my favorite anthology, Maine Speaks, and I got to wondering how Maine authors of the past would have reacted to the Internet. It's hard to imagine Longfellow, for example, with his own MySpace page. On the other hand, you know that the ultra-theatrical Edna St. Vincent Millay would
My brother e-mailed me the other day to ask what I thought about L.L. Bean launching its own amusement park in Freeport. At first I assumed he was joking, but, alas, he was serious. The venerable Maine retailer is indeed planning to open a theme park, about a mile from its flagship store, within three
If you visit the Web site of Red Lobster and type the word Maine into the restaurant locator box, you will discover that the chain is defunct in this state. Now, your response to this news might be, "That's a surprise!" Or alternately, you might say, "Why would there be Red Lobsters in Maine when every
Just when you begin thinking that this "Two Maines" thing is overblown, that maybe we're not such a divided state after all and perhaps Maine's affluent coast might find common cause with the hardscrabble hinterlands of the north and west — just when you begin thinking these things, an ATV collides
When Whole Foods announced last year that it would open a super store in Portland, just blocks from its haute-crunchy competitors Wild Oats and Hannaford, there was considerable talk about how many organic markets the Bayside neighborhood could support. Was there some vast, unmet need for Kashi of which