Virginia M. Wright

Virginia M. Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior editor at Down East.

Mr. CMP

Jim Wright is Maine’s most famous power-line worker — evah!

Hike!

Musher Ashley Patterson says the Can-Am Crown is the most physically and mentally challenging dog sled race in the East.

Maine’s Oddest Graves

October is the month for strange stories of the dead, and Maine has more than its share. We’ve dug up four of our favorites.

A Chat with Olympia Snowe

The former Maine senator speaks about gridlock and hyperpartisanship on Capitol Hill — and what we can do to shape a more productive government.

Beth’s Farm Market

Come fall, this farm offers a variety of family-friendly activities, along with apples, pumpkins, squash, and a super-tough corn maze.

A Visit to Searsmont

In a world that’s changing with lightning speed (or so it can seem), Searsmont retains the sweet, timeless air of a country town.