• 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 Engagement

  • 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.

  • July 9, 2017

    By Staff / Village Soup

    Midcoast Leadership Academy and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center have announced completion of the academy’s seventh program year and the July 2 graduation of 18 current and prospective community leaders.

  • July 6, 2017

    By Staff / Village Soup

    The Island Institute recently awarded scholarships to 71 island students pursuing post-secondary education at colleges, universities and technical schools across the United States and Canada.

    Community Engagement

  • June 23, 2017

    By Staff / Penobscot Bay Pilot

    The Island Institute will host a free lecture series this summer that will feature authors, artists, and experts sharing insights into life on the Maine coast, as well as their perspectives and reflections on the challenges of making it here.


  • June 1, 2017

    By Rebecca Goldfine / Bowdoin News

    Bowdoin College’s Eileen Johnson will be collaborating with the Rockland-based Island Institute to help Maine’s 120 coastal and island communities cope with battering storm surges and rising sea levels.

    Community Engagement, Data and Research, Aquaculture & Marine

  • Aquaculture & Marine

  • May 27, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    After a month of renovations, Archipelago, the Island Institute store, will officially unveil a newly redesigned space that features a modern, open concept, new artists and new products.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery