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 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?
A South Carolina novelist lost his storm-battered sailboat, but saved his marriage during a failed Atlantic crossing.
From art trails to the Zephyr Ledges, we’ve put together a guide (with a little help from our islander friends) that’s as freewheeling and eclectic as the islands themselves.
Portland proper isn’t the only foodie haven on Casco bay. Just a ferry ride away, the islands are scenic spots for scrumptious coastal dining.
The women of Islesboro’s Sewing Circle (est. 1858) make everything from baby sweaters to iPhone cases — not to mention a strong community fabric.
The Island Issue is now on newsstands and in our store. An A–Z guide to Maine islands, exotic eats in Portland, the candy bar you have to try, secession in Caribou, Tempo Dulu review, and more.
Maine’s hardest-working rapper gets happy.
The August issue is now on newsstands and in our store! Your favorite Maine state parks, the definitive guide to the Maine accent(s), the Kennebunks’ identity crisis, Spose talks, and blueberry pancakes.
We asked Down East readers to pick one favorite from among Maine’s more than 50 stunning state parks and historic sites. Hundreds of you answered the call. See if your favorites made the list — then pack a picnic, grab your backpack, and go outside to play.
A flurry of development in the Kennebunks has prompted a philosophical tug-of-war about the towns’ identities.
Rollercoasters. Jungle gyms. Blueberry clouds. Newbery Honors. Here are our 2015 editors’ choices for the Best of Maine Family.