'Inflexibly territorial'

  The harbor of Cutler, Maine, in late fall. The tiny town is way Downeast.

The harbor of Cutler, Maine, in late fall. The tiny town is way Downeast.

“Many small towns I know in Maine are as tight-knit and interdependent as those I associate with rural communities in India or China; with deep roots and old loyalties, skeptical of authority, they are proud and inflexibly territorial.’’

— Novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux