Maine Insights is a non-profit 501(c)4, progressive, statewide newsmagazine. Now  published quarterly in print and with daily posts online. Since 2005 we've been reporting on many issues other news outlets overlook.

Maine Insights connects our main streets with lawmakers in Augusta, highlighting state policies, technological innovations, agriculture, education, community growth and economics with factual analysis, individual profiles and exclusive in-depth coverage.

We also report on areas where justice is not being served in the hope to be a contributing catalyst for change. 

Maine Insights, in print, serves over 23,000 readers throughout the state of Maine.

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Emily Cornell du Houx

Currently teaches at the Rhode Island School for Design (RISD). She received her MFA from RISD in Sculpture and her BA from Amherst College in English. She is an ACP Grant recipient and was nominated for Boston St. Boltoph’s Award and a Pushcart Prize. She has illustrated over fifteen books. Emily developed curriculum at RISD that integrates writing into a studio-based practice. She examines the many ways that writing can aid creativity, how it can act as a process tool as well as a medium for reflection and idea generation. Her work in this area started with an ACP grant and subsequent yearlong fellowship. She has worked with emerging artists in the SEAF program, as well as teaching thesis and degree-project writing in the departments of Furniture Design, Textiles, Industrial Design and Jewelry + Metalsmithing.

Morgan Rogers

Co-Director of Local Beets Farm-to-Table, a hybrid organization dedicated to supporting the small farming and sustainable agriculture movement. Previously, Morgan was a senior growth strategy consultant at the Beacon Group in Portland, Maine, where she was responsible for research, analysis, and project delivery for Fortune 500 clients across industries ranging from health to tech. Morgan was in charge of the communications strategy for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, the American Veterans Committee, and wrote articles on environmental issues for Maine Insights. Morgan graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in Comparative Literature.

D. Ramona C. du Houx - see Board of Directors

Rebecca Renakee


Ramona du Houx

Emily Cornell 

Kitty Greene

And freelancers

Board of Directors:

Delores Ramona Cornell du Houx-Executive Director/President 

In 2005 Ramona founded of Maine Insights. She's a writer, photographer and illustrator. She’s cofounder and President of the non-profit Solon Center for Research and Publishing, a writer, photographer,  illustrator, a cause-oriented organizer, Director of gallery, Fukurou, and owns Insights-public relations. She has published a novel, short stories, various news features and articles as well as children’s poems. As a public relations specialist she’s put together campaigns, written grants, op-eds, designed websites, logos and ads. In 2018 she organized an Elected Officials to Protect America group of 80 veterans who are lawmakers from across the nation to help reauthorize the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. duhoux2(at)tds.net. - 207.319.4727

Paul Cornell du Houx-Treasurer


Born in Los Angeles, Paul grew up mainly in Switzerland, the UK, and Southern Ireland. He is a graduate Amherst College, with an honors degree in economics and French. He began work in London writing currency reports for Maxwell Stamp, LLC. With the object of discovering more about the ecnomony, he acquired experience as an auditor for PwC UK and in computer sales and marketing. Publishing books, art, and the news magazine Maine Insights led to founding the Solon Center for Research and Publishing, with the mission of helping to build community with words and art.  Paul is the author of Unicycle, the Book of Fictitious Symmetry and Non-Random Truth (Nature’s Democratic Pi), where democracy is rediscovered as a force of nature. It is the author’s hope that the sense of a deep democracy in nature, which inspired Native American communities and merged with our Founders’ Enlightenment vision of natural law, will help bring hearts and minds together in time. solon(at) tds.net 

Gordon Spinney-Secretary

Information System Support Specialist II at State of Maine Office of Information Technology. Previously worked for Unlimited Technology in Augusta.

Former Finance Co-Chair at Maine’s New Leaders Council. Formerly worked as IS Assistant at Home Care for Maine. Currently serves on the Public Relations Committee for The Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope.

He lives in Augusta, Maine.

John Crowley

Is the Chief Ranger Pilot for the State of Maine. He’s been a Ranger since 2004. Served in Iraq in 1990 as a Marine and in Afghanistan as a Helicopter Gunship Pilot. He was the Department Head, at the U.S. Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) School at NAS Brunswick Maine.

Previously he was the vice President/Director of Operations of Telford Aviation, Inc. for over 4 years. Currently serves on the board of The Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope.

He lives in Augusta, Maine.

Beau Alessi 

Since 2007 Beau has worked for Foot Locker as a strategic analyst, IT man in New York.

He volunteers tax advice for underprivileged residents.

He was a Maine resident and visits whenever he can to contribute his musical talents to the creative economy.