The features, photos, and projects we were most proud of this year — plus a few non–Down East pieces that had us tipping our hats.
Random Ideas, a rock band formed by teenage triplets, wins over skeptics one power chord at a time.
We looked back on the shots that made our pages pop in 2015 and picked the 10 that left the biggest impression on us.
From true crime to profile to reporting on challenging issues, Down East‘s editors pick our five favorite feature stories from 2015.
A treatise (with gunplay) on “the two Maines,” peace on Earth, and good will towards Ben.
The next national menswear trend to come out of Maine.
We hit the road to explore all eight of our Best Places to Live in Maine in 2015.
In 1984, cocaine trafficking in Maine was considered an urban problem. But in the sticks of the midcoast, a loose cartel of freewheeling, twenty-something drug dealers was building an empire — until one of the state’s most elaborate and far-reaching undercover operations brought it all crashing down.
We’ve looked back on the hundreds of images that graced the pages of our magazine this year and picked the 10 that stayed with us long after the issue went to print.
During World War II, thousands of German prisoners of war were held in internment camps across Maine. In the winter of 1945, three of them got away.
The lobstermen of Down East Maine tell us the stories behind their cherished vessels’ names.
Meet Matt Rosenberg, the lighthouse keeper for Nubble Light in York.