Articles by Robert F. Bukaty

Trees frame a visitor at dusk at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport.

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park a sanctuary from Freeport’s outlet stores

By Robert F. Bukaty on Oct. 25, 2012, at 10:35 a.m.
A skeleton bartender overpours a drink outside the Kennebunk Inn on Main Street.

Kennebunk sees influx of scary visitors

By Robert F. Bukaty on Oct. 18, 2012, at 5:02 p.m.
Taisto Miettinen carries Kristiina Haapanen, both from Finland, en route to winning the 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine.

Happy couples vie for wife-carrying honors at Sunday River

By Robert F. Bukaty on Oct. 08, 2012, at 11:09 p.m.
Sunglasses accessorize a dog riding in the sidecar of a motorcycle traveling through Freeport.

Have dog, will travel to Freeport

By Robert F. Bukaty on Sept. 13, 2012, at 1:32 p.m.
A crowd of summer people and a few locals disembark after a ferry ride to the Maine State Pier from Peaks Island on Labor Day.

Maine State Pier reveals Portland’s working waterfront

By Robert F. Bukaty on Sept. 06, 2012, at 4:07 p.m.
Josie English plays accordian on Commercial Street while her traveling companion, Rosie, rests at her side Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Portland. "I enjoy playing on the street because I get to meet a lot of cool people. But it gets really frustrating; people just really don’'t care, they'’re wrapped up [in their own world], even if I sound good they just see my whole appearance and they’'re like, 'you’'re probably one of those dirty, traveling people, I don’'t want to give you money because you'’re probably going to spend it on booze or drugs,'" she said.

Portland street performers share love of music, courage to play in public

By Robert F. Bukaty on Aug. 30, 2012, at 4:07 p.m.
Bagpiper Logan Andrick, 9, of Portland, is the youngest member of Maine's Dunlap Highlap Band. Andrick, a Cub Scout, also competes in Highland wrestling and caber toss.

Get your Scot on at the Maine Highland Games

By Robert F. Bukaty on Aug. 20, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.
A Red Sox fan's mailbox on Ferry Road in Saco.

For Saco, Belfast residents, mailboxes an opportunity for expression

By Robert F. Bukaty on Aug. 09, 2012, at 4:45 p.m.
Anna Turcotte welcomes customers to Love Cupcakes, a business she operates out of a tiny trailer on Route 1 in Falmouth.

Craving cupcakes? Seek a tiny trailer in Falmouth

By Robert F. Bukaty on Aug. 02, 2012, at 4:31 p.m.
Jonah Nilson of Yarmouth, age 11 months, crawls as fast as he can during the Diaper Derby.

Diaper-wearing racers tear up the turf at Yarmouth Clam Festival

By Robert F. Bukaty on July 23, 2012, at 4:45 p.m.
A girl scrambles on the rocks of the Camp Ellis jetty as the late day sun breaks through the clouds Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco.

Don’t like it? Wait a minute

By Robert F. Bukaty on July 19, 2012, at 2:49 p.m.
With cheeks that stretch like rubbber, Michael Trautman fits five ping-pong balls into his mouth.

How many pingpong balls can you fit in your mouth?

By Robert F. Bukaty on July 12, 2012, at 10:21 a.m.
Katie Warner (left), of Biddeford, dressed as Leeloo from the science fiction movie "The Fifth Element," and Kristen Remaly of Winthrop, dressed as Kandy the Steampunk Nurse, pose at the PortConMaine anime convention last weekend in South Portland.

Geeks on parade in South Portland

By Robert F. Bukaty on June 28, 2012, at 12:08 p.m.
The sun rises over an oxbow curve at the Scarborough Marsh Sunday, June 17, 2012. A boat ramp leads to the water over the muddy bank in the foreground.

Scarborough marsh deceptively full of life

By Robert F. Bukaty on June 21, 2012, at 1:13 p.m.
A roof painted by New York artist Scott Lodaido decorates the Tolman Financial and Insurance building in Lewiston recently.

Showing America’s colors in any way they can

By Robert F. Bukaty on June 07, 2012, at 1:41 p.m.
Jim Begin of Richmond drives his 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Tri-Carb Roadster down a Highland Road in Brunswick, Saturday, May 19. Healey paid $250 for the car in 1978.

Restored roadster reaps rewards

By Robert F. Bukaty on May 31, 2012, at 11:12 a.m.
A pair of gulls fight over an alewife plucked from the waters below the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Nobleboro.

Fighting for fish in Nobleboro

By Robert F. Bukaty on May 25, 2012, at 7:01 a.m.
A bus stop window is impregnated with flecks of colorful prismatic glass that dazzles on a wet evening on Congress Street in Portland on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Portland’s watercolors

By Robert F. Bukaty on May 10, 2012, at 11:11 p.m.
Tony DiPietro works in his shop at dusk in Falmouth on Tuesday. After putting in 20 years at a paper mill, DiPietro has found a job he truly loves.

Falmouth birdhouse maker breathes new life into salvaged materials

By Robert F. Bukaty on April 26, 2012, at 10:02 a.m.
Portland's Lizzy Anderson gets taped up with a temporary sling after injuring her shoulder in a match against Boston Saturday, April 14, in Portland. "We've got a couple nurses on our team. They think it's either a broken clavicle or collarbone," Anderson said. "If it still hurts tomorrow I'll go get it checked out [at a hospital]."

In women’s rugby, ‘someone’s always bleeding’

By Robert F. Bukaty on April 24, 2012, at 3:53 p.m.