News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
One of the best metaphors depicting the fragility of island communities I’ve encountered is the idea of the three-legged stool.
If I were to limit myself to searching for friendships in my age group, I would eliminate 95 percent of the community.
Nantucket native remains islander
To the editor:
“All of us look bad when the expectations placed on us outstrip our skills.”—Ross Greene
A proposal by Maine’s Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, to protect working waterfronts and the jobs and economic activity they support, was aired at a congressional subcommittee hearing on Nov. 2.
PHOTO ESSAY BY COURTNEY MOONEY
At the end of September, an unprecendented bloom of the phytoplankton karenia mikimotoi extended from Cape Elizabeth to the New Meadows River.
And another lesson: Nantucket is so wonderfully preserved in its 19th and 18th century splendor because when the whaling industry died, the island became a ghost town. It was only in the 1930s that...
“People were clamoring for it and are happy to have it open.” —Chris Gardner