Brian Kevin

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Aloha From Hawaii 2!

Maine’s newest communal island retreat may be a gag, but its 250,000 owners still wish they were here.

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The Belfast Operation

In 1984, cocaine trafficking in Maine was considered an urban problem. But in the sticks of the midcoast, a loose cartel of freewheeling, twenty-something drug dealers was building an empire — until one of the state’s most elaborate and far-reaching undercover operations brought it all crashing down.

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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.