Monson General Store

The Monson Experiment

Over the past three years, the Libra Foundation has poured more than $10 million into rescuing a dying town. Will it be the spark that ignites a region-wide revival?

the olson house

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from July’s photo of The Olson House.

Buzz Masters & Sarah Doremus

Art Thieves

Cops thought they had an ATM heist on their hands. The masterminds? A couple of roguish Deer Isle artists.