News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
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
The 2010 closure of the Stinson sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor and the layoffs of scores of workers sparked fears about this small town’s economic well-being.
A town grew here only after the paper mill was built to take advantage of the natural hydro power.
We all want the same thing for Maine—robust working waterfronts, resilient coastal communities, and conservation of natural resources…
The broad sands of Popham Beach have been battered by storms in recent years, diminishing the distance between dunes and the ocean.
“I just love putting on shows. In some ways, it seems more special out here.” — Dylan Metrano
"I have been in communities where people … are looking for opportunities like this." —Will Calkins
I could hear the smallish cucumber-sized eggplant screaming my name from inside my refrigerator.