Born to wealth and privilege, daughter of a Maine governor, Margaret Gardiner lives in a four-room house in rural Woolwich, reads MAD magazine, and raises championship Morgans. By Lyn Riddle.
Fires of Bigotry
The torching of Bath’s Old South Church was only one of the many anti-Catholic outrages fostered by the Know-Nothing movement in mid-nineteenth-century Maine. By William David Barry.
Getting Things Right
Potter Paul Heroux prods, pinches, and paints his ceramics — and discards almost as much as he keeps. By Beth Crichlow.
The Russet Coast
In terms of autumn foliage, the fireworks may be inland, but the coast displays a subtle beauty all its own. Color portfolio by Alan Nyiri.
Haakon Was Here!
Gadfly geographer George Carter claims to have convincing proof that the Norse and Irish — and even the Romans — were regular visitors to Maine shores long before Columbus. By Jeff Clark.
Oscar Wilde in Bangor?
In 1882, the great aesthete dropped by to speak a few words on behalf of Beauty. By Tom Verde.
Making It In Maine
Bookbinding in Portland, balsam pillows in West Paris, desktop publishing in Islesboro — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.
Carrying the Mail By Sail
Neither gale nor calm nor gloom of fog stayed Captain William Humphrey from the completion of his appointed rounds on the Monhegan mail run. By Laura S. and John A. Saunders.
Trips Down East 1989
A special 32-page supplement devoted to the off-season joys of vacationing in the Pine Tree State — from leaf-peeping to downhill skiing.
Room With A View
The occasions when a man feels it necessary to confront his state government should be rare and exceptional since the relationship between the governing and the governed is so precariously poised. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Sangerville
Sangerville Changes its Mind
The Maine Viewpoint
Letter from Upcountry
Along the Waterfront
Boating Boom Way Down East
Down East Bookshelf
The View from Front Street: Travels through New England’s Historic Fishing Communities by Russell Bourne
Calendar of Events
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.