Melanie Brooks is the editor of Bangor Metro magazine. Prior to joining the staff in September 2009, Melanie worked at MaineToday Media in Portland, The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey, and Inc.com in New York City. She has also taught undergraduate journalism classes at the University of Maine and the New England School of Communications. Melanie serves on the steering committee for Fusion Bangor and on the board of the Maine Women's Fund.
Chef Abby Freethy started Northwoods Gourmet Girl in 2005, with a jar of ketchup. Since then, her healthy alternatives to common pantry staples have grown to include relishes, jams, preserves, and dessert sauces. With a new commercial kitchen at her disposal, who knows what else this Greenville-based mom will come up with?
After a long and often grueling election season, Mainers have elected two Congressional representatives and one Senator to represent us in Washington, D.C. We asked each of these elected officials to answer some questions about their past and the future of Maine.