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March 2016

The table of contents from the March 2016 issue of Down East.

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Once More to the City

To paraphrase Thomas Wolfe, you can’t go to the Old Port again. Or can you? A one-time Portlander returns to a city she knew in the late 1970s. By Suzanne Strempek Shea

Best Places to Live in Maine: Sweet ’16

After four rounds of voting in our online Maine Madness tournament, we now know Maine’s single most appealing hometown (hint, it’s in the mountains!), plus seven other dream locales in the Pine Tree State. Ready to relocate?

What’s Next for the World’s Best Teacher?

It’s been a year since Edgecomb’s Nancie Atwell won a million dollars for banning tests and letting students pick their own reading material. Where does she go from here? By Michaela Cavallaro


Where in Maine?

Can you identify this mill building and the river on which it sits?


The Mail

North by East

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

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

GQ: Do We Need It?

A Satirical Retort

What’s in a Picture

An Augusta Urban Oasis

Environmetal Award

The Weed Wackers


Living the Maine Life


An Art Enclave in Rockland

My Maine

Art Collector Follies

Making It in Maine

Johnny’s Selected Seeds


Pork and Beans

Room With a View

The Winter Excuse


What to Do in Maine This Month


Kittery’s Anju Noodle Bar


Maine’s Punk Rock Triplets

March Calendar

From Our Archives

March 1976

Cover Image: Rangeley Lake by Laurence Parent

Images: Maury Colton (Portland); Rangeley Lake by Laurence Parent (Cover); Irvin Serrano (Home); Stacey Cramp (Johnny’s); Meredith Perdue (Anju); Michael Wilson (Band)