ROCKLAND— Join Archipelago to celebrate the opening of its new gallery show, “Turning Towards the Sun,” and the start of the summer during Rockland’s next Art Walk, Friday, June 1st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host two artist receptions for this show with another scheduled for the July 6th Art Walk.

May 21, 2018

Archipelago

WATERVILLE – On May 31, 2018, the Maine Broadband Coalition will host the 2018 Maine Broadband Coalition Conference from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Thomas College in Waterville. During this statewide broadband conference, Maine communities and national experts will share lessons learned to date, look at new ways for solving shared challenges, and identify what’s next for broadband funding and policy in Maine.

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.

The downtown Island Institute’s store and gallery will host two artist receptions for this show; the second is scheduled for the July 6 Art Walk.

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.

On Monday, new increases in ferry service fees will double the per-trip costs for just about everyone.

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.

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.

This year’s theme, “Resilient Together,” highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities in the face of an increasingly unpredictable world.

2018 Island Energy Conference Photo Gallery

The 8th annual Island Energy Conference brought together island leaders and energy experts from New England and beyond to discuss common energy challenges and the resources available to address them. This year’s theme, Resilient Together, highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities in the face of an increasingly unpredictable world. View photos from the May 3-5 event here.

SOUTH PORTLAND – The Island Institute held its eighth annual Island Energy Conference in South Portland on May 4th, bringing together energy experts and island leaders from Maine, New England, and around the world to discuss common energy challenges and share solutions. This year’s theme, “Resilient Together,” highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities in the face of an increasingly unpredictable world.

“With the devastating effects of hurricanes and storm events hitting hard in island and coastal

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.

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.

With that support, what was once a community-funded project will now be funded by the USDA grant.