It was only the other day that I produced a blog post entitled "What's up with Maine's downtowns." This morning the Portland Press Herald published a lengthy article explaining how towns and cities all across Maine are trying to draw young people to city and town centers. Key paragraph:
"From Fort Kent to Wells, town officials and planning groups are attempting to reinvigorate, preserve, and in some cases create downtown centers like the one Eastman describes. After 60 years of witnessing the spread of ubiquitous large-lot home developments, commercial strips and stores flanked by acres of parking lots, and the traffic-choked byways that connect them, towns are now looking inward for ways to distinguish their identities."