News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
“I was impressed by the kindness, from the time I got on the boat to the time I left the island,” says Ken Spinney.
Citing safety concerns and the need to comply with federal regulations, the Maine State Ferry Service has adopted changes in policy and schedule.
It is hard to overstate how important the Island Store is to the community. The store is one of the only public spaces open in the winter...
I stayed still, for a minute longer, to make sure my brain was capturing the positive imagery.
“We’re focusing our development efforts on the urban core…” —City Manager David Cole
To a Matinicus resident, Bajupa was more than just a way to move bait and lobster between the island and the mainland.
The students thrust the storage bin lid containing 37 or so wriggling worms into my arms.
Mainlanders must dispel the idea of island communities as existing like museums in a glass case.
We Americans love the idea of frontiers, which have played an outsized role in the national imagination.
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.