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Features 50 One Year Later New Sweden was rocked by the terrible events of early last year, but as a community it remains unshaken. By Jeff Clark. 56 The
One Year LaterNew Sweden was rocked by the terrible events of early last year, but as a community it remains unshaken. By Jeff Clark.
The Big ShowEach June in gardens across Maine — and even in one Auburn middle school cafeteria — the state's iris growers put on a spectacular display. By Richard Grant.
Maine's 10 Most Valuable PaintingsEven though it's impossible to peg the precise value of any work of art, clearly some paintings in Maine museums are worth considerably more than others. By Edgar Allen Beem.
I'd Rather Be FishingThat's what George Smith claims when he isn't leading the fight to keep bear baiting legal in Maine. By Gerry Boyle.
License to KillYou'll want one if you ever do battle with the towering, noxious plant Mainers call bamboo. It's not really bamboo, but it is virtually indestructible, as homeowner Nancy Comiskey found out.
Once More to the LakeA Bay State couple has built a versatile vacation home on a lake in Acton they've loved for years. By Michaela Cavallaro.
Tart and SassyFor many Mainers, the most eagerly awaited spring tonic is rhubarb. By Ken Textor.
Down East FlotillaWhen Franklin Roosevelt was secretary of the navy he had some mighty ideas about how Passamaquoddy Bay could serve the nation, as an early photograph suggests. By Joshua F. Moore.
North by East
Security SnafuOpinions and musings on why you may need to make your own bed this summer, a surprising new business in Rumford, and a climate shift along the coast.
The Talk of Maine
Thinking the UnthinkableSo much energy is going into saving Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from the next round of military base closings that no one is exploring the alternatives. By Jeff Clark.
The Maine Viewpoint
Acadia CutbacksThe federal government is sharply reducing Acadia's budget, even as the park becomes more popular, according to an editorial from the Bangor Daily News. Also, opinions on the soaring cost of ambulance service, a scandalous case of sexual McCarthyism in Augusta, and the prospects for putting a liquefied natural gas terminal on Sears Island in Penobscot Bay.
A Natural WonderFoggy, boggy Great Wass Island is one of the state's most special places, especially at this time of the year. Plus the inside scoop on an ice-cream stand in York, a garden tour in the Forest City, a brand-new hike in Acadia, and a new system of exit signs on the turnpike. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
Hurricane, KennebunkportThis romantic restaurant owes its success to its owners' own romance. By Monica Wood.
Down East Bookshelf
A Peck of PoetsPicking the best Maine poetry is a thorny task, as a new anthology proves. By Mark Melnicove.
Calendar of Events
June HighlightsGarden tours, art shows, and village festivals kick off the summer season.
Maggie versus JoeIn 1954 I fell in love with Margaret Chase Smith's Maine. By Raymond J. Blair.