Welcome to Small Town, Maine
What small towns across the state lack in population, they more than make up for with community spirit — not to mention incredible old buildings, irrepressible creative energy, locally famous chowders, and a certain undeniable charm.
By Joel Crabtree, Will Grunewald, Nora Saks, and Sarah Stebbins
When sheep need to be shorn, there’s a good chance Maine farmers are going to call Jeff Burchstead. Last shearing season, photographer Greta Rybus tagged along for Burchstead’s visits to far-flung flocks.
By Will Grunewald
For more than 40 years, the Wabanaki tribes in Maine have had to play by different rules than other indigenous groups across the country. What would tribal sovereignty mean for the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq? And what do they need to overcome to achieve it?
By Rachel Slade
North by East
Death becomes a Scarborough artist’s lifelike birds, and a Kittery photographer unleashes a book of dog portraits.
Food and Drink
A new Buxton gastropub has already sparked a loyal following, and a Skowhegan ricotta takes home one of the dairy world’s top honors.
Good Things from Maine
These Maine-made wares are a chip off the old quilt block, and see how an old Portland train depot became an engine for the arts.
The new owners of a banker’s home can’t believe their good fortune, and restoring this Kennebunk landmark hasn’t always been sweet.
Where in Maine
Editor’s note, responses to January's Where in Maine, the masthead, and more.
Room With a View.
My Favorite Place
Illustrator Kevin Hawkes, on Grafton Notch State Park.
On Our Cover
Sunrise in Monson by Isaac Crabtree.