There is an ongoing thread dedicated to the discussion of Abes of Maine here on AVS. It was an old thread, which coincidentally, got bumped with new posting activity within the last month or so. Several useful posts there on the most recent pages. Basically what stereodude just described, but fleshed out a bit more.
Mourning the disappearance of the -ly suffix. Words being cut-off before they've had a chance to fully form, left incomplete, with their shoelaces untied and their zippers undone. If I quote your post (or post in your thread) without comment, please check your zipper.