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The magazine about the really important people of Maine. This is Walter. The bear is Cuddles. Walter’s struggling to overcome child abuse. He’s also trying to find a home. The two may be the same.


  • 3 View From Pier Road
  • 2 Eating In Maine A new feature, Salt’s guide to the really important places to eat in Maine.
  • 6 Maine: Myth and Reality A special issue on what is the “real” Maine. Salt staff and students worked to find out. What they found is presented in three sections.
  • 7 Being Young in Maine What is it like to be young in Maine today? Three short articles suggest answers.
  • 8 Hitchhiker
  • 10 Joe of the North Woods
  • 12 Saturday Night at the Condo
  • 13 King Spruce Maine’s Great North Woods are its largest myth and its largest reality. But that’s changing. What of the myth will survive? What of reality? A lengthy article explores the North Woods of today and tomorrow.
  • 14 Fall of the Great North Woods
  • 21 In Pursuit of a Fantasy Is life in Maine getting better? Portland has been touted as “The city that’s too good to be true.” But is that really the case? A Salt student spent months documenting another side of Portland, that of people struggling to get off the streets.
  • 22 Getting Off the Streets
  • 29 Walter A special photographic center section on Walter who battles child abuse and finding a home.
  • 46 To Sacopee Valley Via U.P.S. Follow Lee Hutchins, a U.P.S. delivery man, on his route in the Sacopee Valley. From recluse to the granola crowd, he knows them all.
  • 62 Deacon’s Bench Firefighting to rival Mark Twain.
  • 64 Spend a Semester with the Really Important People of Maine


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Kennebunkport, Maine



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