• October 15, 2017

    Mary Pols / Portland Press Herald

    Briana Warner is the economic development director at the Island Institute. The nonprofit, which has a mission of sustaining Maine’s island and coastal communities, recently released a report on consumer preferences for edible seaweeds.

    Economic Development, Aquaculture & Marine

  • October 12, 2017

    By Patrick Whittle / AP

    Maine mussels are losing their muscle. The state’s blue mussels are beloved by seafood fans near and far, but the size of the annual harvest has dipped in recent years, bottoming out at a 40-year low in 2016.

    Economic Development, Aquaculture & Marine

  • September 13, 2017

    By Maureen Milliken / Mainebiz

    Edible seaweed is nothing new. Along Ireland's rocky coast, seaweed has been harvested for food for centuries, even, legend has it, brought along as a provision by St. Brendan on his fifth-century voyage to find paradise.

    Data and Research, Economic Development, Aquaculture & Marine

  • September 13, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    State and federal representatives, island leaders and community partners joined the Monhegan community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 21 to celebrate the completion of a comprehensive upgrade to the island’s energy systems.

    Community Energy

  • August 31, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    On Friday, September 1st, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Bill Laurita, president of Swans Island Company, will join Archipelago and some of the gallery's featured artists for a special reception during Rockland's First Friday Art Walk.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery

  • August 28, 2017

    James McCarthy / Mainebiz

    Monhegan Island, which has some of the highest electricity costs in the nation, completed a comprehensive upgrade of its power-generating system that includes the addition of a solar array and installation of a new, cleaner-burning diesel generator.

    Community Energy

  • August 8, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup
    Maine is known around the world for the iconic lobster boats that dot the coast and are the primary vehicle for the state's renowned fishing industry. Portland-based photographer Mark Fleming has developed a new perspective on these boats by using a drone to capture them in an innovative, yet classic fashion.

    Media

  • "Basin Mist" by Wendy Newcomb
    August 3, 2017

    Staff / Kennebec Journal

    Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery will host an opening reception for its summer gallery show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at 386 Main St. during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery

  • Brooks Winner, left, and Harry Podolsky, both of the Island Institute will present “Island Energy: Transitioning to a Cleaner Future," on August 9. The talk is part of the Island Institute’s Summer Lecture Series.
    August 3, 2017

    Staff / Penobscot Bay Pilot

    Maine island communities pay some of the highest energy costs in the nation, but they are also leading the way in transitioning to clean energy systems. Learn more during the talk, "Island Energy: Transitioning to a Cleaner Future," August 9.

    Community Energy