Monson General Store
Over the past three years, the Libra Foundation has poured more than $10 million into rescuing a dying town. Will it be the spark that ignites a region-wide revival?
Pond ponderer Jennifer Finney Boylan offers a local’s tour of the Belgrade Lakes — and a heartfelt ode to living where others vacation.
Camp Ellis
In summer, Camp Ellis moves at its own carefree pace. But beneath the sultry calm, the beach enclave is waging a desperate battle with rising seas.
Portland, Exchange Street, 1970s
To paraphrase Thomas Wolfe, you can’t go to the Old Port again. Or can you? Author Suzanne Strempek Shea revisits the Portland she once knew.
Dancers in the Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute.
It’s not in the mountains. It’s not on the coast. But something about friendly little Pittsfield perfectly evokes the Maine community ethic. (Also, ballerinas!)
Man Ice Fishing
Hard by the Canadian border, the winters are long, the woods are impenetrable, and the roads are lonely. And that’s the way folks in the flinty little town of Jackman like it.