Legislation that criminalizes the homeless in Maine. A report that recommends bulldozing a fifth of Detroit. And treasure hunters digging up a California park. Plus an update: One man's plan to ruin an entire state by carving it up WITH LIES. It's What's Ruining Our Cities. »
Maine has miles and miles of coastline, but its most spectacular sand dunes are nowhere near water. For that, you'd have to head inland, toward the vast, sandy expanse known as the "Desert of Maine." There, thanks to hapless farmers and some unusual geology, you'll find rolling dunes in the land of lobster and pine… »
In 1805, a twenty-three year-old Bostonian named Frederic Tudor launched a new industry: the international frozen-water trade. Over the next fifty years, he and the men he worked with developed specialized ice-harvesting tools, a global network of thermally engineered ice houses, and a business model that cleverly… »
As any Border Collie owner (*raises hand*) can tell you, to describe them as "high energy" is modest at best. Bred as herding dogs, they required near constant activity and attention because if they aren't "working," they aren't happy. »Roosevelt taking a hike Roosevelt in his harness Roosevelt sans his harness.
When she was five, Alannah Shevenell's doctors discovered the cause of her fever, weight loss, and distended belly—a sizable tumor spreading throughout her body. After two failed surgeries and rounds of chemo, her doctors had just one option left; a risky surgery to replace six of her cancerous organs. »
The widespread installation of "Smart Meters" here in California has many people up in arms citing potential health and privacy issues. But in Maine, customers are concerned that these meters might also be affecting their home electronics. »
Reuters reports that a garbage-filled dump truck trying to race across the tracks ahead of an Amtrak train this morning simply didn't make it. Nor did the driver. Downeaster train 681, headed from Boston to Portland, Maine crashed in North Berwick at 11 a.m. Four of the train's 112 passengers were injured. »
A judge in Maine has ruled that a bank that allowed hackers to steal more than $300,000 from a customer's online account isn't responsible for the lost money, saying the customer should have done more to protect the account credentials. »