January 2016

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Reader Photo Contest

Hundreds of you sent photos, and our judges picked the 12 most stunning shots representing your vision of Maine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Smoke on the Water

A winter pleasure: cold air flowing over warmer seawater gives rise to Maine’s rarest — and most beautiful — type of fog. By Kim Ridley

We Need More Mainers Like ZamZam Mohamud

Politicians love her. So do neighbors, cops, and hot dog vendors. And her selfless spirit — and the demographic shift she represents — can reshape our state for the better. By Jesse Ellison


Where in Maine?

Can you name this handsome cove and the island where it’s found?

Editor’s Note

Down East The Weather

The Mail

What You Said

North by East

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

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed


The Fate of Videoport’s Stash

What’s in a Picture

The Passion of Benjamin Bubar


Jeff Curtis of Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops


Living the Maine Life


A Barn Home in Cornville

My Maine

The Snow Globe

Making It in Maine

Quoddy Footwear


Traditional Beef Stew

Room With a View

Season of Myths


What to Do in Maine This Month


MK Kitchen


The Corner Storytelling Series


Downeast Daydream: A (Grown-up) Coloring Book


From Our Archives

On the cover: South Portland’s Spring Point Ledge Light by Benjamin Williamson
Above: Cait Bourgault (skiers); Jared Lank (shoes); Carl D. Walsh (storytelling); Douglas Merriam (dining)