Virginia Wright

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

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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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A Winter Place

Much of Maine goes into hibernation in winter. Indeed, in some parts of the state, entire villages become virtual ghost towns. Not Fort Kent.

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Alone Together

Islesford and Great Cranberry Island face the Atlantic — and the future — side by side. By Virginia M. Wright / Photographed by Douglas…

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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.

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A Visit to Searsmont

In a world that’s changing with lightning speed (or so it can seem), Searsmont retains the sweet, timeless air of a country town.