News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
For a century, a stone and mortar, wooden-roofed tank on the outskirts of town provided Castine with a necessary resource—water. Today, the remains of the structure and the site are being repurposed to serve the town in a new way.
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
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.
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.