Rob Sneddon

Contributing editor Rob Sneddon has written about a variety of topics for Down East, including the seaweed industry, vintage baseball, and the effort to bring ranked-choice voting to Maine.

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The Throwbacks

Vintage baseball might resemble a Colonial Williamsburg reenactment, but it’s a real sport, with real rules and regulations. Meet Maine’s Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club.


Ranked-choice Voting Is…

A way to open up the electoral process? A panacea for Maine’s election ills? A shell game? Rob Sneddon explores Maine’s likely next ballot initiative.


Zoning Out

A switch to Atlantic Standard Time could brighten up Maine’s winter evenings.



An Oakfield company has developed a formula for building cost-effective, energy-efficient homes using northern white cedar. By Rob Sneddon / Photographed by Jason P….


Is This Girl Committing a Crime?

Thanks to high passions, 
vague laws, and muddled 
court decisions, sorting 
out where property 
owners’ rights end and 
the public domain begins 
is no day at the beach.

Coming to Terms

A legal brief on the issues in Maine’s recent beach disputes The Colonial Ordinance Adopted in the 1640s, retained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…