In a state where Subarus are seemingly everywhere, and where a mythical boundary — reportedly somewhere along I-295N — called the “Volvo Line” may exist, pickup trucks remain the vehicle of choice for most Mainers. Ford pickups, specifically. They are the top selling vehicle in the country, the most registered vehicle in Maine (over the Toyota […]
Over at Slate, former John Bapst quarterback Josh Keefe has written a stirring, thoughtful essay on his wholly unsuccessful career leading the Crusaders. With Keefe under center, his teams went 0-23 and were, in his words, the “sacrificial lambs” of eastern Maine high school football in the early 2000s, right before Bapst football underwent a […]
File this under “Awkward Family Photos.” Robert Burt of Pittsfield showed up to serve a two-day sentence at the Somerset County Jail recently wearing a novelty T-shirt that featured his mugshot from a previous arrest. The theme for the shirt? “Burt Family Reunion,” sponsored cheekily by Bud Light beer and the Somerset County Sheriff. The Smoking Gun, […]
It looks like American Pickers, crossed with Antiques Roadshow, with a dash of Storage Wars and topped with a dollop of Cold River Cash. Meet Down East Dickering. The reality show, to be shown on History Channel, follows Mainers as they make their way through Uncle Henry’s in search of deals. They will buy or […]
This is either a meteor, or the Painted Mermaid gallery in South Paris has the most clever viral advertising campaign on the planet. Either way, the Internet is buzzing about what Bruce York captured in the sky above Oxford County on Saturday, Feb. 8. Did you see it?
Two maps that put Maine’s place on the world stage into perspective, and offers some assurance that we live very well here, despite a smallish-by-comparison economy. The first, above, was compiled by Atlantic writer Olga Khazan and puts Maine’s average life expectancy — 79.2 years — squarely equal to that of the much more populous and prosperous United […]