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January 2015

The table of contents from the January 2015 issue of Down East.


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A Winter Place

With snowmobiles, sled dog races, and plow parades, Fort Kent embraces the cold. Here’s why you should embrace Fort Kent. By Virginia M. Wright

Romancing the Stove

Nothing beats wood heat in the depths of a Maine winter. We extol the humble woodstove. By Michael Burke

The Belfast Operation

The year was 1984. The drug was cocaine. The setting was the last place anyone expected. Go deep behind the headlines of a legendary Maine drug bust. By Brian Kevin

Maine’s Top Docs

We asked physicians all across the state: who would you go to see if you were under the weather? The votes are in. Meet Maine’s doctor-recommended doctors.




Where in Maine?

Can you identify this sleeping harbor?

Editor’s Note

Yearning for a Woodstove

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

Describe your relationship with your woodstove.



North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

What’s in a Picture

The Annual Migration of the Bathing Girl

Zoning Out

Should Maine Adopt Atlantic Time?

Other Views

Commentary from around Maine

Talk of Maine

20 Questions About Maine Charter Schools




Living the Maine Life


Tiny Home, Tony Feel


Cafe Miranda Cookbook

My Maine

Heat, Play, Love

Room With a View





What to Do in Maine This Month


Thistle Pig, South Berwick


The Essential Danby


Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

January 1993. A look back at Down East twenty-two years ago.


Cover: Wood Hauling, with Willow by Hillary Steinau.