Culture

The Belfast Operation

In 1984, cocaine trafficking in Maine was considered an urban problem. But in the sticks of the midcoast, a loose cartel of freewheeling, twenty-something drug dealers was building an empire — until one of the state’s most elaborate and far-reaching undercover operations brought it all crashing down.

Zoning Out

A switch to Atlantic Standard Time could brighten up Maine’s winter evenings.

Parade of Lights

Portland Harbor’s Christmas parade is a brief — but brilliant — holiday celebration.

Bench Warmer

Just in time for the holidays, Portland’s municipal organist is reunited with his (50-ton) instrument.

Why We Hunt: Management

He’s effective, controversial, and in demand. Meet the scientist-sharpshooter who eliminated Monhegan’s deer herd.

Photographer - Michael Wilson

Lay of the Land

When it comes to preserving Maine’s open spaces, a new report says quality should trump quantity. Click here to listen to Maine Public Broadcasting…

Why We Hunt: Camp

In this excerpt from his nostalgic new book Leave Some for Seed, artist and outdoor writer Tom Hennessey says deer camp was the perfect place to come of age.

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.