• 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.


  • 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.


  • "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.


  • 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.


  • July 30, 2017

    Weekend Edition Sunday / National Public Radio

    If you've ever dreamed of moving to an idyllic vacation spot, Maine's coastal islands offer a cautionary tale.

    Economic Development

  • July 27, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    On Wednesday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m., the Island Institute will host a panel discussion on women’s views and voices in Maine’s island communities.

  • July 20, 2017

    By Staff / Penobscot Bay Pilot

    The Island Institute's Island Fellows Program was recently recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Program by the Community Development Society, a national professional society for practitioners of community development.

    Community Development

  • July 19, 2017

    By Fred Bever / Maine Public

    Maine is the most rural state in the nation and, also, one with some of the poorest internet access. Out on the coastal islands, internet service ranges from lousy to nonexistent.

    Economic Development

  • John R. Gillis
    July 13, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    Historian and author John R. Gillis will speak on human movement and its importance to evolution on the coasts of Maine and elsewhere during the Island Institute’s Summer Lecture Series Wednesday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m.