November 2007


Camden’s Green House

One of Maine’s toniest coastal communities is now home to one of the nation’s most eco-friendly homes.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Who Gets In?

Over the past year, Down East associate editor Michaela Cavallaro was granted exclusive and unprecedented access to the Bates College admissions office. What she learned about how Maine colleges choose students may surprise you.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro
  • Photography by: Hannah Dawes

A Touch of Glass

Prism Glass in Rockport offers the perfect pairing of fine food and fine art.

  • By: Meadow Rue Merrill
  • Photography by: Jennifer Smith-Mayo

The Wreck of the Windfall

Forty-five years ago, a Maine schooner went down with all hands off Bermuda. In South Freeport, remembering the Windfall each year has become an act of faith.

  • By: Gerry Boyle

Painting Chatto Island

For Brooklin artist Tom Curry, inspiration comes in the form of an unassuming offshore isle.

  • By: Susan Shetterly
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Shifting Sands

Due to some terrible federal engineering, Wells Beach is washing away. How can the “Friendliest Town in Maine” protect its most precious asset?

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

The Little Orange Book

Laugh if you must, but this little booklet ranks among the most read titles in recent Maine history – and it’s useful, too.

  • By: Andrew Vietze


Where in Maine?

Not many ski areas have views like this. Sel Hannah, the world-famous designer who laid out these runs, even calls this particular skyway “by far the most scenic” of the one thousand trails and three hundred ski areas he’s created. And there’s no better time to see it than when the hillsides are hung

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

The Ghost is Gone

In Augusta, term limits seem to apply to everyone.

Counties to the Rescue?

Can regional government save you money?

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Where in Maine? I suspect you’ll be getting cards and e-mail from my cousins, all of whom grew up hearing about how our great-grandfather, John Gribbel, had Hans Heistad build Beech Nut, the subject of your September mystery photograph, on Beech Hill in Rockport to keep the talented landscape architect

Editors Note

My wife wanted me to clean out some boxes from our shed the other day. I’d promised to get rid of them years ago, but being both a pack rat and a procrastinator, I’d devised ingenious ways to put her off and keep my boxes of worthless loot intact. I tried proposing other tasks to do instead (“Hey, honey,

  • By: Paul Doiron

Inside Maine

DINING The Perfect Balance Pier 77 in Cape Porpoise offers the right mix of food, views, and value. Everything is an omen when you’re dining out. Or maybe it isn’t; I’m just superstitious enough to make a big deal out of how the first little moments go when I walk into a restaurant. Does the hostess

The Oldest Collector

I can’t figure out how she eluded my stakeout.

  • By: Charlotte Albright

The Maine Viewpoint

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD Clearing Up Wood Boilers Turning from fossil fuels to a renewable resource to heat your home is a good idea, but simultaneously adding to air pollution isn’t all that beneficial. That’s why it’s good the state is considering imposing emissions standards on “backyard boilers.” The

What’s In A Picture?

An insightful press photographer found the real story where no one was looking.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore