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Down East Magazine, March 2017

Down East Magazine

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Best Places to Live

Once again this year, our editors seeded an online tournament bracket with 16 of our favorite towns. You took it from there. Read up on Maine’s loveliest and most welcoming cities, towns, and villages.

The Last Master

Few living artists rival the legacy of painter David Driskell — for six decades, a vibrant and vital force in contemporary art. And since his humble beginnings, Maine has been vital for him. By Charlotte Wilder

The Stranger in the Woods

In an exclusive excerpt from a new book, we see the origins of the myth that haunted central Maine for decades: the unbelievable (but true!) tale of the North Pond hermit. By Michael Finkel


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Pressed Together

Maine’s First Arabic Newspaper

Letter from Togo

Local Dogs on African Stamps?

Boy Oh Boycott!

Who Loses in the Era of Armchair Activism?


Living the Maine Life


Our Finnish Sauna Tradition

Making It in Maine

Little River Decoys’ Bird Man


Shepherd’s Pie

My Maine

Storm Gathering

Room With a View


Food, Drink, Arts, and Culture in Maine


Brahma Grill in Bangor


Inside the New PMA


The Mallett Bros.’ Logging Jams

On the cover: Rockland Breakwater by Mike O’Leary

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