Twenty years ago, David Thompson and Matthew Strong flew separately down to South America. The two Mainers were on a mission to salvage a Swedish Ericsson AGF500 telephone switching system from a telephone company in Peru. The system is a highlight of The Telephone Museum in Ellsworth.

Bad Little Brewing Co.’s co-owners Sean Lent and Kathryn Toppan combined Sean’s microbrewery and their restaurant in Machias’s historic Clark Perry House.

Boyce’s Motel is multi-generation, family-run inn in Stonington. Proprietor Barrett Gray’s maternal great-grandmother, Mae Boyce, and his grandparents, George and Barbara Boyce, opened the silver-shingled inn in 1961.

Rebecca and Michael Daugherty run Sea Kayak Stonington. The couple leads tours among the archipelago of islands and beyond from this largely commercial fishing port on the southern end of Deer Isle.

“DANGER” warns a sign wedged between a stuffed alligator’s teeth. A long brownish snakeskin also is on a long board at Perry’s Nut House on […]

It’s hard to miss The Whistling Buoy’s series of signs spelling out “FUDGE” in big, bold letters along Route 3 in Trenton. Reminiscent of the […]

Before Kathy Allen agreed to marry Bob Weldon, she had a catch: he had to move to Maine. Weldon, who had lived in Puerto Rico, […]

If you want to understand how sausage is made — or, in this case, how lobster is caught — look no further than the Bottom […]

In June, Buck Memorial Library threw itself a party. Bucksport’s library had reason to celebrate having steadfastly stayed open since the same time last year […]

Under the cover of night, tucked away in the enlisted men’s quarters, a raspy robot utters the word “poltergeist.” Utterance is heard clear as day […]

Gerry Monteux is not someone who particularly enjoys sitting still. But, when it comes to taking photos, the wildlife photographer could sit for a whole […]

A sparkling white clapboard, the Stonington Public Library stands out in downtown Stonington. Built in 1857, the building at 64 Main Street has a friendly […]

Peregrine falcons are territorial and defensive. The once nearly extinct birds will dive-bomb, screech at and even strike something that threatens them and their chicks. […]

When it’s busy at Gateway Lunt’s Lobster Pound, you can see smoke billowing from four hot, steaming cookers, all at once, beside the roadside restaurant […]