- October 19, 2016
In September of this year, eastern Maine was closed to clam and mussel harvesting. The cause? Not our familiar red tide, but a different biotoxin, domoic acid. It accumulates in filter-feeding shellfish during a bloom of specific algae species.
- October 3, 2016
Island residents strive to provide better internet for businesses and communities
- September 6, 2016
It is becoming clear to me that entrepreneurs have a special ability to tackle important community issues with an eye toward innovative solutions.
- September 1, 2016
Island and coastal business owners have often told us that they would like to make their businesses more efficient through the use of digital tools like QuickBooks and social media. As a result, we teamed up with Axiom Education and Training Center (AETC) to deliver digital workshops on islands, to support businesses on their own turf.
- August 10, 2016
I’ve been told that Long Islanders are notoriously frugal, and some of that must have rubbed off on me because I decided that instead of paying for freight service, I would just carry the sizeable truck tire on board with me.
- August 9, 2016
After months and months of careful research I was on a mission—to track down some of the oldest apple trees on Great Cranberry and capture their essence.
- July 26, 2016
Kendra Chubbuck of Shore Shop Gifts on Isle au Haut is an entrepreneur who knows the value that conserved lands can bring to local businesses. On the doorstep of a beautiful section of Acadia National Park, her store focuses on providing high-quality, Maine-made products to the varied tourists that come through the island. The following interview gives insight into her winning strategy.
- July 20, 2016
The Island Institute, in partnership with the Chebeague Community Forum, is pleased to announce that two great Maine companies, Lobster Unlimited and Herbal Revolution, will be receiving $3000 each as part of their participation in the
- July 13, 2016
Slow, unreliable broadband is a problem for all of Maine’s unbridged islands.