News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
“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.
A circus arts school recently formed in Biddeford will bring classes to the coast this summer.
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…