After her husband died in 2013, Jeanette Gilmore took over Smokey’s Greater Shows, an institution on the Maine festival circuit. But in 50+ years of fairgrounds, Ferris wheels, and a fluctuating workforce, life on the midway hasn’t gotten any easier. Welcome to the carnival.
When is a local landmark worth saving? In Brunswick and Topsham, the fate of the adored but dilapidated Green Bridge has residents at loggerheads.
In a state that thrives on tourism, why do cruise ships still leave so much discord in their wake?
Why the recent ballyhoo over ranked-choice voting?
Residents of Grand Lake Stream have safeguarded thousands of acres of forest. Now they’re fighting for their community’s future.
A century ago, Waterville helped bail out a struggling Colby College. Can Colby return the favor?
Maine’s Sea Grant program, responsible for delivering practical scientific know-how to fishing communities, now faces an existential political threat.
A sudden paucity of waitstaff, hosts, and housekeepers has Maine’s hospitality industry feeling the heat this year.
As the game-changing Land for Maine’s Future program observes its 30th anniversary, the state’s land conservation scene is at a crossroads.
As traditional fisheries stare down climate-induced disaster, aquaculture could be Maine’s next great industry. So how come more fishermen aren’t ready to start seafarming?
Tara Regan is the first woman to run both MDI boatyards for the Hinckley Company — which counts Martha Stewart among its fans.
Suit up for a ride-along with LifeFlight of Maine, one of the country’s most elite air medical teams — and one of Maine’s most critical nonprofit enterprises.