Maine Voter illustrationMaine Voter illustration
From our February 1980 issue: Invited to rescind the returnable bottle law by out-of-state interests, the Maine voter said ‘No thank you,’ by a six-to-one margin. An evaluation of the increasingly independent and conservation minded voters of the State of Maine.
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.
Portland Fire
In 1866, the Great Fire of Portland was the most devastating blaze ever to strike an American city. Andrew Vietze revisits the harrowing night that left half of Portland in ashes.