January 2007


Playing Doctor

7 Emergency Cures for Maine’s Economic Ills

  • By: Jeff Clark

Your Money Or Your Life

Settling in Maine does not mean giving up the prospect of a high-powered career.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro

The Hot List

15 Maine Companies to Watch

  • By: The Editors

Making Money

Not everyone wants to punch a time clock or work in an office. Looking for jobs off the beaten path, Charlotte Albright did some alphabetical investigation.

  • By: Charlotte Albright
  • Photography by: Herb Swanson

Wallet Wisdom

For two decades, this financial adviser has instructed Mainers in a holistic approach to money management.

  • By: Jeff Clark

The Magic Touch

After a period of flat sales and marketing missteps, L.L. Bean is riding high again. It owes its success to recapturing the mystique of Maine.

  • By: Cynthia Anderson
  • Photography by: Carl D. Walsh

The King of Caviar

Rod Mitchell, of Browne Trading in Portland, has built a seafood empire that is as far reaching as it is unlikely.

  • By: michael sanders
  • Photography by: Russell French


North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine

Back-to-Basics Banking

Challenging times put the soul of community banking to the test.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Where in Maine?

Your November mystery photograph was taken in Prospect Harbor at the Stinson Seafood cannery. The roof in the foreground belongs to my mother, Elaine Bean. She bought this pink house in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The people that had it for sale sold it to her for little or nothing if she promised

Editor’s Note

I was having lunch with a new freelancer a while ago, and we were talking about restaurant reviews. “I assume you get your meals comped,” he said. “Nope,” I replied. “We always pay our own way.” The writer, a seasoned pro with decades of magazine experience, paused over his panini. “Really? Wow, that’s

  • By: Paul Doiron


Theater The Show Must Go On “Write what you know,” they say. So it’s no wonder that British playwright Michael Frayn dreamed up Noises Off, the classic tale of an inept theater troupe’s struggle to finish its tour amidst the havoc of lovers’ quarrels, eccentric actors, and stray sardines. Jan. 23 – Feb.

Ornament Envy

I wanted something in front of my house besides that awful birdfeeder my wife put up.

  • By: Al Diamon

The Voice of the Voters

Mainers have given John Baldacci a second chance. He’d better seize it.

Inside Maine

Dining Expansion Plan Amato’s in Portland hopes to bring Italians and whoopie pies to the masses. Jeff Perkins is busy spreading the sandwich-pizza-pasta gospel of Amato’s, and he’s racking up the miles to prove it. “I’m on the road four days out of seven this week, and it’ll be at least three next week,”

Bangor Bathers

Two young nurses helped bring a smile to the Queen City’s patients during the 1920s.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

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