News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
The caretakers and contractors on our islands are some of the busiest people around as Memorial Day approaches.
“It’s as if the Titanic has sunk and I am trying to save my 100, while the rest are drowning.” —Dr. Ira Mandel
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.
Short of slashing municipal services, a plan to reduce property taxes is often just a politician’s hollow promise. But what about doing so by cutting a substantial expense the town faces, year after year?
Those who own houses they don’t occupy and then rent by the week or month make a lot of money…
I didn’t expect to be working on two plays simultaneously, but working with such dedicated actors and crew has been invigorating.
This is a community landmark, built in 1793 by Ignatius Haskell as a private home.
These days, instead of taking the mail boat to Little Cranberry, Patrick’s wife Tasya rides the ferry each day to her job in Manhattan.
In Maine, April is a flirt, flashing a warm, beckoning smile one day, and spitting snow the next.
As a black man on a largely white coast, and as an artist, not a fisherman, he became a central part of his island community…