How an unassuming Maine homebuilder became a reality TV star.
Can an Iraqi immigrant build community with a newspaper?
Boycotts can have unintended consequences, and Maine’s history with them has been checkered. When we at Down East received a few impassioned messages warning us that we too were included in a “total boycott of all businesses linked to Maine in any way,” it prompted some reflection.
Chocolate truffles and heart-shaped candies are for amateurs — true romantics know that oysters make the best Valentine’s Day treat.
This year’s ice harvest at Thompson Ice House, complete with hot chocolate and chili for visitors, is scheduled for February 19 — and some of that ice will then end up making ice cream for a social in July.
How a physician’s assistant in Bridgton became Stephen King’s Hippocrates of horror.
How Maine ended up with its oddball system for picking a president — and why that system is better than the way 48 other states do it.
Ron Currie has some thoughts on Maine’s most rapidly changing city and the gentrification that displaced him from a neighborhood he loves.
In far northern Maine, four things in life are certain: death, taxes, hard winters, and the persistence of francophone culture.
A non-profit community co-op’s current efforts to save the state’s third-largest ski resort look like an uphill battle.
How did a Portland artisan turn an old toy dinosaur into the coolest Hanukkah menorah?
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine