Meadow Rue Merrill

Meadow Rue Merrill

Meadow Rue Merrill is a Down East contributing editor.

Bath Shopping

This snug shipbuilding city along the Kennebec River is packed with locally owned stores, a brand-new brewery, rave-worthy restaurants, and a beloved coffee shop, all near the picturesque waterfront park.

Jotul Stoves

All Stove Up

Shopping for a woodstove recently, we flipped through the catalog of Norwegian stove maker Jøtul, finding more than half of the 18 featured stoves and fireplace inserts bore Maine place names.