In the Shadow of the Border
For people living in the St. John Valley, the war on terror has had an unexpected casualty – their traditional way of life.
- By: Virginia Wright
- Photography by: David A. Rodgers
The People’s Poet
Maine’s new poet laureate, Betsy Sholl, finds poetry in the most unlikely places.
- By: Michaela Cavallaro
- Photography by: Russell Kaye
Native Maine plants liven up landscapes that have grown a little too tame.
- By: Kim Ridley
Forgotten by history, neglected by the state, beautiful Swan Island in the Kennebec faces an uncertain future.
- By: Edgar Allen Beem
- Photography by: Kevin Shields
Mister Quick Jaws
Why did the snapping turtle cross the road? Scientists can’t rightly say.
- By: Ken Textor
What a Ride!
For thousands of cyclists and volunteers, the annual Trek Across Maine is more than just a worthy fundraiser – it’s a three-day traveling party.
- By: Abby Zimet
- Photography by: Randy Ury
Give My Regards to Berwick
The Hackmatack Playhouse, Maine’s most organic summer theater, specializes in homegrown talent.
- By: Rob Sneddon
- Photography by: Amazeen
Where in Maine?
A June day at this central Maine state park looks so inviting that you want to swim all the way to the mountains in the distance. Better to wait until a lifeguard is on duty, though, and the cool waters warm a bit. This photograph doesn’t lie — the lake is a picture-perfect one, located about ten
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine
Talk of Maine
A plan to register every farm animal in the state has farmers seeing red.
- By: Jeff Clark
Letters to the Editor
The Empire Strikes Back
My great uncle was the parish priest in St. Agatha, up near Madawaska and the Canadian border. His name — I kid you not — was Father Romeo Doiron. My family is of Acadian descent, having migrated a century ago from New Brunswick to work in the shoe factories and textile mills of southern
- By: Paul Doiron
Guide to Maine Antiques
From the earliest cartographers who tried to make sense of Maine’s vast wilderness and jagged coastline to printmakers such as Winslow Homer and Currier & Ives, the Pine Tree State has provided the source material for printed matter since Mr. Gutenberg’s
Conference Bird on a Wire More like lots of birds. Novice and experienced birders alike can look for any number of species, ranging from American bittern to yellow-bellied flycatcher to arctic terns, on the field trips that make up much of the American Birding Association’s annual conference, held this
Message Behind a Mill Closing
Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland The recent news that Georgia-Pacific was closing its mill in Old Town had been expected for months. But that doesn’t make it hurt any less. The announcement sent another shiver of uncertainty across a region reeling from years of upheaval in the paper industry. Should
The French Connection
Portland’s Mims serves brasserie-style food with a local flair.
Breakfast isn’t the biggest challenge in opening a Down East B-and-B.
Eye of the Beholder
In 1937 a photographer in York Harbor paid tribute to the big business of beauty.