Song of Norway
When springtime finally finds its way to this western Maine community, the village — and the wild country around it — quickens and blossoms. By Sarah Goodyear. Photographs by Benjamin Magro.
The Salmon Wars
A cadre of upstart activists has brought a startling new strategy to the fight to save the Atlantic salmon. By Jeff Clark.
Hail the Lowly Trout Lily
One of the more elegant heralds of springtime down east is a native wildflower that few ever notice. By Richard Grant.
Making it in Maine
Cereal mixes, high-tech bicycle frames, and exquisite wildlife designs — three more successes from the Pine Tree State.
For a well-satisfied mutt owner of long standing, Maine’s most prestigious dog show last spring was an eye-opener. By Edgar Allen Beem.
‘Tell Me You Are Contented at Home’
The Civil War letters between a Maine soldier in the thick of things and his family back home in Albion paint a poignant portrait of a chaotic era. By Jennifer Wixson.
The industrious members of Maine’s first Boy Scout troop — Brewer Troop #1 — stood proudly at attention for a historic photograph eighty-three years ago. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Poetry in Motion
Packing 400 cans of sardines an hour is an art form, as the author learned after just a day on the line. By Nicols Fox.
Running Away with the Circus
In his 1880 classic, Toby Tyler, South Portland’s James Otis Kaler captured every child’s dream and the imagination of the nation. By William Barry and Debra Verrier.
Boating Down East
A guide to Maine’s summer pleasures afloat, compiled by the Editors of Down East.
Room With a View
In Maine we know more about lobsters than anyone else in the world, and it’s the belief of Mainers that the more you fool around with a lobster the less pleased you will be. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Town Hill
The Dandelion Ladies
The Maine Viewpoint
Mitchell Bows Out
Down East Bookshelf
Dead Line by Gerry Boyle
Dining Down East
Jessica’s European Bistro, Rockland
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Five Islands Afire
Cover: Main Street, Norway, Maine. By Benjamin Magro.