• June 15, 2017

    Our government’s decisions project a story to the world about who we are as people. When we step off a plane in another country, we encounter these stories, as the people we meet repeat them back to us. Read more from Island Institute President Rob Snyder on how, when our leaders’ decisions do not represent us, we have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to tell our own stories.

    Aquaculture & Marine

  • June 14, 2017

    Tess Beem, our TLC Project Coordinator, reflects on the past year and what she's learned about the elusive mixing and melding that happens when the TLC island schools get together for at an in-person field trip, and the importance of downtime, free play, or unstructured time — what she calls magical mix time.

    Education & Leadership

  • June 8, 2017

    Richard Nelson has been a commercial fisherman for over 30 years. He is a member of the Maine Regional Ocean Planning Advisory Group and talks about the recent regional ocean planning meeting in Gloucester, MA.

    Aquaculture & Marine

  • June 7, 2017

    Two weeks ago, I attended the Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) meeting in Gloucester, MA. The purpose of the meeting was to hear from members about how their organizations are using the Northeast Ocean Plan and Data Portal, review the progress of implementing the plan, obtain public input, and decide on next steps.

    Aquaculture & Marine

  • June 1, 2017

    Are you looking for funds to try out a new idea or expand your business, or would you like to improve your chances of getting that loan or grant? Whether you’re currently in need of financing or not, these top five actions will help strengthen your business as well as present it as financially ready for investment.

    Economic Development

  • Representatives from Maine teamed up with Rhode Island stakeholders during the DC fly-in event
    May 25, 2017

    Early last week Marine Programs Director Nick Battista and I traveled to Washington, D.C., for an ocean planning "fly-in" event hosted by the Ocean Conservancy.

    Aquaculture & Marine

  • May 23, 2017

    As a new member of the Island Institute, Mott Feibusch shares what he loves about living on an island, stories about Monhegan, and what being a member means to him.

  • May 10, 2017

    The Down Bay Technology Task Force, made up of representatives from the broadband working groups of three island communities (Chebeague Island, Cliff Island, and Long Island), is seeking an engineered design for broadband infrastructure by the end of August.

    Economic Development

  • April 20, 2017

    The Mentoring, Access and Persistence (MAP) program for high school juniors launched in March with a lunch and learning session in Northport.

    Community Development, Education & Leadership