• June 19, 2018

    The Island Institute has awarded scholarships to 58 island students pursuing post-secondary education at colleges, universities, and technical schools across the United States and Canada. The scholarships, made possible by the Island Education Fund, totaled $50,900. Students from 10 of the 15 year-round, unbridged islands received awards, which are renewable for up to four years of post-secondary education.

    Community Development, Education & Leadership

  • May 26, 2018

    Dagney C. Ernest / Village Soup

    Archipelago invites the public to celebrate the opening of its new gallery show, “Turning Towards the Sun,” and the start of the summer during the June 1 First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery, Economic Development

  • May 20, 2018

    Editorial Staff / Bangor Daily News

    It’s expensive to live on an island. Energy costs more. Food costs more. Just about everything costs more. Last week, residents of Islesboro found out ferry service will start costing a lot more.

    Community Development, Economic Development

  • May 17, 2018

    Staff / The Free Press

    The Island Institute held its 8th annual Island Energy Conference in South Portland on May 4. This year’s theme, “Resilient Together,” highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities.

    Community Development, Community Energy

  • May 16, 2018

    By Staff / Village Soup

    The Island Institute held its eighth annual Island Energy Conference in South Portland May 4, bringing together energy experts and island leaders from Maine, New England, and around the world to discuss common energy challenges and solutions.

    Community Development, Community Energy

  • April 23, 2018

    Bri Warner, Nick Battista / Special to BDN

    It’s inspiring to see what one small community can do to change its future. The Cranberry Isles, a year-round island community off the coast of Mount Desert Island, has finished the first phase of a fiber-to-home broadband network.

    Community Development, Economic Development

  • April 9, 2018

    By Kay Stephens / PenBay Pilot

    Close to 200 people attended the Artists and Makers Conference, Friday, April 6, at Point Lookout in Northport. For artists and crafters in the creative economy, the Archipelago/Island Institute-sponsored event offered a full day of sessions.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery, Economic Development

  • March 27, 2018

    By Staff / Mainebiz

    The town of Cranberry Isles has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Community Connect Grant Program for construction of its broadband network.

    Community Development, Economic Development

  • March 15, 2018

    By Staff / The Free Press

    The fifth annual Artists & Makers Conference, offering tips and strategies to help start and grow arts-related businesses in Maine, will take place Friday, April 6, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Point Lookout in Northport.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery, Economic Development