News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
Winter is our time of potential energy. We’re not at rest; the island keeps ticking…
Love, comfort, and safety are essential qualities of life.
They served gallons of hand-roasted Guatemalan coffee, dozens of egg sandwiches and baked goods, and their Chai latte was a fan favorite.
“You have this basically open-water meadow aquifer that’s only several feet above sea level.” —Peter Slovinsky
Cheryl Crowley offers a vivid metaphor for her work in her small island community. “It’s like painting a house. I hate all the scraping. But then,” after the final coat is applied, it’s “Ahhhh!”
Phrases like “high water” and “ice bridge” would require translation for Maine islanders.
“I think the Institute has continued to evolve into a first-class organization that is respected regionally, nationally, and internationally.”
Scarborough has a 3,500-acre marsh area that doesn’t fit FEMA’s traditional models.
Hotels, motels, and inns along the Maine coast, many of which have shuttered their windows for the season, have varying reports on how well their businesses fared over the spring, summer, and fall.