Bangor’s Warm Welcome
Bangor is the first and last stop on U.S. soil for hundreds of thousands of soldiers. A dedicated group of Mainers puts politics aside to say thanks.
- By: Joshua F. Moore
- Photography by: Kip Brundage
The Great Divide
How did Maine’s relationship with Quebec get so cracked?
- By: Al Diamon
- Illustrations by: Dean MacAdam
A waterfront home brings a touch of modernity to Islesboro.
- By: Michaela Cavallaro
- Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink
Weird, Wonderful, & Woolen
In the hands of one acclaimed Cushing artist, knitting goes way beyond warm sweaters and socks.
- By: Rebecca Martin Evarts
- Illustrations by: Benjamin Magro
Where The Wild Things Are
The strange world of undersea life is even stranger than you think.
- By: Thomas Urquhart
Westbrook’s New Groove
How a plucky little mill town stole Portland’s mojo.
- By: Edgar Allen Beem
- Photography by: Jeffrey Stevensen
A forgotten Maine seafood dish might just be primed for a comeback.
- By: Ken Textor
Maine’s Most Dangerous Jobs
From potato farmers to loggers to lobstermen, Mainers have long risked life and limb to make a living. But thanks to innovative safety programs the rate of on-the-job injuries has dropped significantly.
- By: Rob Sneddon
Where in Maine?
If you’re the largest sardine cannery in the eastern United States, in fact the only remaining sardine cannery on the eastern seaboard, you’ve earned the right to have a gigantic, sou’wester-wearing fisherman as your symbol. Especially if you’re located in a photogenic community along the Maine coast.
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine
Wild in the Streets
Without hunters and trappers, suburbia has suddenly become a jungle.
- By: Jeff Clark
Trouble with TABOR
We noted with interest your article regarding Maine’s upcoming consideration of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (“Tax Wars: The Sequel,” September 2006). As residents of Colorado, which has enacted its own TABOR amendment, and as summer visitors to Maine, we thought you might consider the following factors
We were putting the finishing touches on this issue’s cover story when word came in that longtime Down East Books author Elisabeth Ogilvie had passed away at the age of eighty-nine. Her faithful readers will be comforted to hear that she died peacefully at her home in Cushing. The author of forty-six
- By: Paul Doiron
The Complete Maine Winter Planner
Eeeyhaa! The Farmer’s Almanac says Maine is in the crosshairs this year for a serious dumping of snow. And after last year’s snow drought, don’t we deserve a little extra serving of the white stuff? Luckily, Maine is one of the best winter playgrounds in the East. The state’s two largest ski areas offer
Nightmare on June Street
When the real estate property tax bills show up, you can feel our spirits droop.
- By: Charlotte Albright
Shooting for a Tax Break
Cabela’s argues it should be treated differently.
Dance Culture Shock Start with Stravinsky’s seminal composition The Firebird. Then add original hip-hop beats and a troupe of eight dancers from the United States, Colombia, and Japan who’ve worked with Jurassic 5 and Diddy. The result? Not your typical ballet. DecaDanceTheatre vs. The Firebird comes
Dining Open House Kittery’s intimate, sophisticated Anneke Jans offers clever twists on classic food. Anneke Jans is proof that sometimes dreams do come true. The popular Kittery restaurant is the creation of a Cape Neddick couple who always wanted to own a restaurant. With no experience in the industry,
A brave crew helped harness the Penobscot River’s power in 1923.
- By: Joshua F. Moore