It’s been seven decades since John Gould and E.B. White published their respective odes to rural living. But the two prolific Maine writers have inherited quite different legacies.
Piper Green lives a second grader’s ordinary life in an extraordinary place.
The Bartlettyarns mill dates back to the early 19th century and looks its age — but charmingly so. In any case, it’s not nearly as creepy as when it provided the exterior shots for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift.
Going through the motions that mark the season’s change.
A reluctant writer takes to the road with a tale of a Maine mill town — only to find that her story is something close to universal.
When it comes to football, Biddeford High School is no longer in neighboring Thornton Academy’s league, literally or figuratively. Thus ends “The Battle of the Bridge,” a spirited rivalry between Biddeford and Saco that dated to 1893. And there’s no question which of the two former mill towns feels the loss more acutely.
Harvest technology has advanced over the last 75 years. Adolescent styles have certainly changed. But the autumn objective for many kids across Aroostook County is the same in 2015 as for these boys in October 1940.
With the paper industry gone and little economic opportunity to replace it, many in the Katahdin region fear an exodus of young people. So what’s it like to be staring down adulthood in 2015 in the shadow of the Millinocket mills?
On screamy babies, screamier owners, and other breaches of restaurant etiquette.
On the outskirts of the small city of Caribou, some folks want to lower their taxes by going it alone.
On Maine’s islands, the presence of law enforcement is light to nonexistent. So how does a community make do with only the thinnest of thin blue lines?
Passions can run high over the imaginary lines subdividing Maine into regions, as they are not only unofficial, they are also fickle, situational, and entirely open to debate.