December 2018


Drone photography in the winter is a battle between getting the shot and flirting with frostbite. This photograph was taken early one morning at Presumpscot Falls Park in Falmouth during a prolonged cold snap. A fresh blanket of snow hugged … Continue reading

A Cheesemaker’s Next Chapter

I still remember my first taste of really good cheese. As a food-obsessed 11-or 12-year-old, I rode my bike to the small gourmet shop in our Washington, D.C., neighborhood, where I bought a wedge of newly arrived French brie with … Continue reading

A Matter of Ounces

He recalls it as the turning point, “the pivotal moment.” Nine years ago, Mike St. Pierre, then cooking at restaurants in New York, ventured out for a multipeak trek through the Adirondacks. His gear that day was largely pieces he’d … Continue reading

A City on the Cutting Edge

In an unassuming single-story building next to the Union River in Ellsworth, Christine Soto squints into a microscope. A research scientist working on isolating antibodies called monoclonals for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, Soto was looking for an affordable, … Continue reading

Mussel Men

For years, Matthew Moretti would tell people he worked as a “professional shoveler.” Before his family business upgraded its equipment two years ago, Matthew explains, wielding a shovel was integral to the mussel farming process. “The original way we harvested … Continue reading

American Dreamer

Alain Nahimana’s first job in America was a two-hour-a-week gig cleaning bathrooms at the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland. As he washed floors and scrubbed toilets, he thought of everything he had left behind in Burundi, including the communications firm … Continue reading