Virginia Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior writer at Down East.

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Ogunquit Leads the Way

For its ordinance aiming to protect residents from toxic chemicals, we are proud to award the 33rd Down East Environmental Award to the town of Ogunquit.

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Mr. CMP

Jim Wright is Maine’s most famous power-line worker — evah!

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Hike!

Musher Ashley Patterson says the Can-Am Crown is the most physically and mentally challenging dog sled race in the East.

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Maine’s Oddest Graves

October is the month for strange stories of the dead, and Maine has more than its share. We’ve dug up four of our favorites.

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A Chat with Olympia Snowe

The former Maine senator speaks about gridlock and hyperpartisanship on Capitol Hill — and what we can do to shape a more productive government.

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Beth’s Farm Market

Come fall, this farm offers a variety of family-friendly activities, along with apples, pumpkins, squash, and a super-tough corn maze.