Paddling Together
Joe Polis believed in learning how to negotiate the ways of the dominant culture without losing one’s own.
Maine independence
The state’s bicentennial is next year, but Maine declared its independence 200 years ago this month.
Whoa Tannenbaum!
Taking over a long-running Christmas tree farm is a daunting affair, but as a generation of Maine’s tree farmers ages out, new growers like Sangerville’s Abbey Bray are stepping in to make the fir fly.
Portland-Fire
In 1866, the Great Fire of Portland was the most devastating blaze ever to strike an American city. Revisiting the harrowing night that left half of Portland in ashes.
fireworks
The funnest, tastiest, quirkiest ballpark traditions from 25 seasons of Sea Dogs baseball.
Elizabeth Coatsworth
From our March 1978 issue: A visit with Elizabeth Coatsworth at the storybook farm where she and Henry Beston shared their lives for forty years.
Longfellow at Bowdoin
From our March 1963 issue: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's years at Bowdoin, where he became one of America's great poets, and the first important poet who would support his art by college teaching.
fallen tree
New England Elms, long cherished as ornaments, became symbols, providing more than simply shade.
Whats in a Picture Feb 2018
25 years ago this month, the previously undefeated Black Bears suffered a rare home-ice loss against archrival Boston University. The next night, they avenged the setback with a 6–1 thumping of BU, and they wouldn’t lose again, home or away, the rest of the season, going on to win the program’s first national title.
Orgone But Not Forgotten
Dr. Wilhelm Reich's modern-day admirers have sunk more than quarter-million dollars into a documentary to redeem his name. Is Dr. Reich’s long, strange story about to climax?
Norway snowshoe races
The town of Norway’s snowshoe biz caught on in the late 1800s, when craftsmen like Mellie Dunham and H.H. Hosmer set up small concerns.