Oldies but goodies

Durham, Maine, the hometown of Stephen King and the inspiration for several of his scariest stories, lives up to the terrifying hype (Down East).

A storytelling scene grows in Lewiston/Auburn thanks to one man's obsession in True Confessions (Down East).

Portland's Munjoy Hill neighborhood has been hot for a while now, but not like this. Find out why the working class enclave is suddenly one of the priciest places to live in town in "The Cool on the Hill" (Down East). 

 

Maine's Acadia National Park has the largest expanse of dark sky on the Eastern seaboard. Read about what the night sky means to locals and visitors in "Starstruck,"  (Down East).

(Photo by Moe Chen)  

 

Who are the Mainers at the heart of the state's eclectic economy? Check out the cover collection Maine at Work (Down East) for profiles of professionals in Maine's top 10 industries. 

 

Reason Number One to Love Portland, Maine: East Bayside, the city's rising (and sinking) great frontier. Read more in Down East Magazine's special issue on Portland, and check out the Portland Press Herald's November 5 editorial about the article.

 

Les Otten, a Maine entrepreneur famous as much for his big losses as his big wins, gets into green energy. (Mainebiz, winner of the Gold Award for Best Profile from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers)

 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent focus on market manipulation comes to Maine, where three companies have lately been accused of defrauding a system meant to conserve energy. Read about the allegations in Mainebiz.


Student loan debt nationwide now tops $1 trillion, greater than the total owed on credit cards or auto loans, and some predict it will soon cause a meltdown akin to the mortgage mess. In Maine, where average student debt ranks second in the country, we have a unique tax rebate program designed to alleviate education debt. So why aren't more people using it? Read about Opportunity Maine and other efforts to help pay for employee education in Mainebiz.

 

Three specialty coffee shops join Portland's crowded indie coffee economy this season, a testament to the strength of Portland's foodie culture despite the downturn. Their strategy to distinguish themselves? Fancy gadgets, wholesale cache, and an obsessive attention to detail. Read more in Mainebiz.