Brian Kevin

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Bench Warmer

Just in time for the holidays, Portland’s municipal organist is reunited with his (50-ton) instrument.

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Why We Hunt: Management

He’s effective, controversial, and in demand. Meet the scientist-sharpshooter who eliminated Monhegan’s deer herd.

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Bear Referendum 2014

Passions are high, motivations tangled, and bedfellows strange. Oh, and did we mention this already happened 10 years ago?

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Turtle Powah

Who knew that the “heroes in a half shell” got their start among the soft shells? An interview with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and native Mainer Kevin Eastman.

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CM Almy’s Sunday Best

CM Almy in Pittsfield has been outfitting church clergy across the country with robes, chalices, candleholders, and crosses for 122 years. Amen to that.

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The Survivors

In Aroostook County, a ragtag troop of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans converges on a wilderness school for nine weeks of camping, canoeing, and self-discovery. Can they find what they’re looking for in the Maine North Woods?