Chasing Maine: The Harvesters

Chasing Maine: The Harvesters

Maine’s potato harvest is a grueling, four-week marathon of 12-hour days. At Double G Farms in the Aroostook County town of Blaine, the Garrison family produces 14,000 tons of potatoes a year. This year, a prolonged drought has made the ground harder to dig.

Defenseless

Defenseless

An investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica found that more than a quarter of Maine attorneys disciplined in the past decade for serious professional misconduct were hired as lawyers for the poor. Sex crimes and felony convictions were among the most severe infractions overlooked in the only state without public defenders. Defendants paid the price.

A low bar for public defense

A low bar for public defense

Maine is the only state in the country with no public defender system. A nine-month investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica found that legal services for the poor are left to private attorneys, who face disproportionately high amounts of discipline and an office that doesn’t supervise them.

Chasing Maine: The Messenger

Chasing Maine: The Messenger

Rhiannon Pelletier-Guerrette, a principal ballerina with the Maine State Ballet, uses her athleticism to convey stories of love, conflict and struggle on stage.

Chasing Maine: The Goat Farm

Chasing Maine: The Goat Farm

Ten years ago, Hope Hall and her family decided to chase a dream of living on a farm. What they didn’t expect was to become an internet sensation. Videos of their baby goats in Cumberland now attract millions of viewers from across the globe.

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