From true crime to profile to reporting on challenging issues, Down East‘s editors pick our five favorite feature stories from 2015.
Bill Duggan’s film-buff legacy — all 18,000 titles — lives on at the Portland Public Library.
Beef stew warms your bones and lifts your spirits on cold winter days.
This year’s most popular reader-submitted photos.
A treatise (with gunplay) on “the two Maines,” peace on Earth, and good will towards Ben.
Recently returned from wartime duties at Quonset Naval Air Station in Rhode Island, Captain Bill Wincapaw, wearing the beard, resumed his role as New England’s Flying Santa Claus in December 1946.
Politicians love her. So do neighbors, cops, and hot dog vendors. And her selfless spirit — and the demographic shift she represents — can reshape our state for the better.
Engineer Eric Schade has created an elaborate railway village in his Phippsburg garden.
We asked readers and friends to share their traditions and stories about going out each winter in search of that perfect tree. Here are a few of our favorite responses, from across the generations.
Chewonki’s chief academic explains why the idyllic midcoast campus has attracted campers, students, and seekers for a century.