Category Archives: Listicles

This Maine community is one of ‘the most amazing Christmas towns in America’

The Dock Square Christmas tree in Kennebunkport. (York County Coast Star file photo), a three-year-old website which bills itself as something of a lifestyle publication, is very much in the listicle business. And their latest offering is timely: “The 17 Most Amazing Christmas Towns in America.” As you could probably imagine, a town in Maine — where Christmas trees grow naturally and we routinely get fresh coverings of […]

Website chooses the best song about every US state, and Maine’s is just what you feared (or maybe hoped?)

It’s list time again! Yesterday,, which bills itself as “a leading men’s digital lifestyle brand,” posted a round-up of what they declared were the best songs about each of the 50 states. They ranged from the expected (“Sweet Home Alabama” for Alabama, duh) to the somewhat obscure (“Say Shh” by Atmosphere for Minnesota). And what […]

Maine’s ‘quality of life’ ranked in the top 10. Why? We have a lot of rooms.

Guests take their seats for a salmon dinner at an in-home theater production in a West End home in Portland in May. (The Forecaster photo by Ben McCanna)

Maine and the communities herein are frequently lauded by national websites and publications for their qualify of life, a somewhat intangible trait our state nonetheless seems to be known for. Even Forbes magazine, which annually and with great aplomb places Maine at the bottom of its business friendliness rankings, acknowledges the state is a nice place to […]