• 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 Engagement, 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 Engagement, 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 Engagement, 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 Engagement, 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 Engagement, 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

  • March 6, 2018

    By Dagney C. Ernest / Village Soup

    Early bird registration runs to Saturday, March 17, for the 5th annual Artists & Makers Conference, produced by the Island Institute’s Archipelago gallery/store. The conference is set for Friday, April 6, at a new location, Point Lookout.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery, Economic Development

  • March 5, 2018

    By Lori Valigra / Bangor Daily News

    Isle au Haut residents plan to install a sophisticated microgrid this spring that could eventually end their reliance on expensive power and heating fuel from the mainland.

    Community Engagement, Energy