Virginia Wright

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

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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.

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    Fantastic Voyage

    Kennett Rawson, 15, and Joseph N. Field, 14, are about to embark on a great adventure, a three-month voyage to the sub-Arctic aboard Commodore…

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    Here Comes The Son

    Lucas St. Clair is thawing, ever so slightly, in opposition to Roxanne Quimby’s vision for a Maine North Woods National Park. By Jeff Clark…

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    River Town

    Off the beaten path, Richmond’s old-fashioned downtown is way ahead of the “shop local” trend. By Virginia M. Wright / Photographed by Greta Rybus…

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    Rocks on a Hard Place

    Hordes of visitors who descend on Ogunquit each summer want to leave their calling cards in the form of rock towers standing anywhere from 1 to 5 feet high.

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    A Reverberating Question

    A Down East fishing community weighs — yet again — 
whether to trust the Canadians with a beloved artifact. The original bell from steamship…