What happens when a navy town loses its base?
- By: Virginia Wright
- Photography by: Michele Stapleton
All Creatures Vicious & Vile
In a hilarious excerpt from his new book, While You’re Here Doc: Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian, Bradford Brown remembers one Maine monkey that didn’t exactly shine.
- Illustrations by: Chris Van Dusen
A Maine Ghost Town
What happened to the lost hamlet of Freeman Ridge?
- By: Jeff Clark
- Photography by: Greg Morley
As stubborn as it is handsome, wild tansy refuses to be hemmed in. Maine’s gardeners forgive the rude manners and pledge eternal devotion.
- By: Rebecca Sawyer-Fay
- Photography by: Peggy McKenna
A Journey of Hope
A unique organization based in Maine believes in the healing power of nature for people who find themselves at a personal crossroads.
- By: Edgar Allen Beem
- Photography by: Carl D. Walsh
Are We Ready?
What happens if a major hurricane hits Maine?
- By: Jeff Clark
A Touch of Madness
The only thing crazier than playing on a homemade golf course is building one.
- By: Elizabeth Peavey
- Photography by: Russell Kaye
Where in Maine?
Building a universe is not easy. Constructing a solar system, now, that’s more manageable. You still need a lot of space, though. Lucky for the folks who built the planet pictured here, there is plenty of terrain in the far reaches of the Pine Tree State. A whole host of people donated their time to
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine
Tax Wars: The Sequel
Two years ago Mainers beat themselves black and blue over a referendum question that promised lower taxes and threatened government services. Now we’re about to do it all over again. Blame Mary Adams. Adams is the soft-spoken firebrand behind the referendum campaign that put the Taxpayer Bill of Rights,
- By: Jeff Clark
Letters to the Editor
Where in Maine? You are absolutely right that we have precious few unspoiled seacoast spots remaining in southern Maine, and we agree that Cape Porpoise Harbor, the subject of your July “Where in Maine?” photograph, is surely one of them. In the past we bought all our seafood from the lobster pound pictured
I lived in Brunswick for three years and worked there, off and on, for seven. Brunswick is where I met my wife. We had our first date at a Chinese restaurant on Maine Street. But despite all the years I spent in Brunswick, I have always had a problem describing the town to people. Bowdoin is located
- By: Paul Doiron
We didn’t need an excuse to come home to Maine, but a hurricane provided one anyway.
- By: Kurtis Clements
LURC Gets Tough
Editorial opinions from across the state
Web Wise Dear Diary Anglers have always kept fishing diaries to record their catches and other bits of information gleaned from hours spent on the water. Lately, though, fishermen have begun trading in their pocket notebooks for something better suited to the virtual age. TripTracks Fishing Logbook (
Exhibit School Days A cutting-edge art school in Maine? It was a wild idea sixty years ago when four artists set out to transform a rural farm into an important place of learning, but the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture defied all doubters. And this fall the Colby College Museum of Art in
The Pause That Refreshes
A carefully composed photograph captures a relaxing late summer afternoon in Camden.
- By: Joshua F. Moore