Off the Trail is a weekly series on what Mainers across the state say about the race for the White House -- and what they want from the next president.
October 29, 2012
'None of the above' appeals to the genuinely undecided
Despite a series of debates and months of TV ads some in Carrabassett Valley remain unsure about Obama, Romney.
October 22, 2012
In discontented Washington County, many favor Romney – or no one
It's difficult to find many people satisfied with the state of the country in the economically troubled area.
October 15, 2012
Small business owners say candidates are all talk
Businessmen in Hallowell don’t think either presidential candidate has a good grasp on what they need to succeed.
October 8, 2012
A view from the orchard: We're in trouble
In rural York County, there’s little enthusiasm for the presidential race, but plenty of concerns.
October 1, 2012
Strong views in small, struggling town
Few Maine towns have been hit harder by job losses than Millinocket and its sister community East Millinocket.
September 24, 2012
Blue-collar workers seek candidate who'll make life less of a struggle
Money issues, from personal earnings to social spending, are critical to some making a living in the fishing industry.
September 10, 2012
When it comes to her vote, she's sure it matters
So Sarah Schindler will cast it for the one she thinks will be best at advancing gender equity and personal rights.
September 3, 2012
Early jolt shapes worker's priorities
Roland Leclerc says he’ll vote for the candidate who’s able to unite politicians behind a common goal.
August 27, 2012
Obama, Romney, whoever. Here, it's the thoughts that count
It might do Barack Obama and Mitt Romney some good to show up at the North Pownal Think Tank.
August 20, 2012
Around the paddock, voters are as skittish as the horses
In Topsham, denizens of the harness racing world express deep dissatisfaction with the way things are.