May 2009


The New Freeport

Maine’s shopping destination reinvents itself once again By: Joshua F. Moore

Hope is Hip

How a midcoast farming community became one of the coolest places in Maine. By: Virginia Wright. Photography by: Chris Pinchbeck

The Man Who Saw the Future

A University of Maine professor says the state will be warmer, wetter, and stormier before we know it.

Where the Wild Flowers Are

Wanda Garland teaches people to see the beauty right under their feet.

The Alder Patch

Along the side of a wooded road, in a place no one notices, I became part of a drama of life and death. By: Susan Shetterly

The Surprise of Togus

The nation’s oldest veterans facility enters a brave new era. By: Richard Grant

Where to Eat Now

Maine’s top chefs pick 53 favorite restaurants. By: Kathleen Fleury

Online Extra: Ten Questions for Paul Mayewski

A University of Maine professor is at the forefront of climate studies. Here he offers his opinions on the changes taking place By: Jeff Clark

Online Extra: Talking Food with Chef Melissa Kelly

Maine’s a must-stop for foodies.


Where in Maine?

Take a guess. Add your comments to this month’s “Where in Maine,” a popular feature of Down East Magazine. Photography by: Alan LaVallee

Editor’s Note

Editor in chief Paul Doiron on Hope and beyond. By: Paul Doiron

Letters to the Editor

Read what our readers have to say about Maine.

North By East

Monthly musings from Maine.

Talk of Maine

Despite wide support, GoMoos, Maine’s ocean monitoring network, suffers partial collapse. By: Colin Woodard

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across the state.

Inside Maine

Tutus for Tots

The Victoria Inn

Dining in a Maine Mountain Mansion By: Monica Wood. Photography by: Jeff Scher

It’s a Fine Old World

Eric Bettencourt shines in solo album.

May Editors’ Picks

Events not to miss in May.

Book Reviews

Fellow Traveler: Thoreau By: Richard Grant

North Woods Graduation

At the Jackman commencement, I may have been the only one wearing a sport coat. By: Michael Burke

What’s in a Picture?

Nature and modern technology moved logs to mill in 1947. By: Joshua F. Moore

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