News of Maine's Coast and Islands
Rob Snyder is the president of the Island Institute. His monthly column explores the issues, ideas, and people that motivate the Institute's work.
Solutions to community problems often arise when you feel comfortable making mistakes…
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.
The days of handshake deals … without public discussion are on their way out.
The press coverage of the event did not capture the sense of diplomacy I experienced.
An island with an economy based on tourism has little resilience in a natural disaster.
“These communities are made up of many different tribes, just like my home country…”
It’s about more than Netflix and Amazon Prime. It’s essential to community and economic vitality.
Our organization is launching a project to support local leaders who want to ready their communities for future storms and floods…
“It’s as if the Titanic has sunk and I am trying to save my 100, while the rest are drowning.” —Dr. Ira Mandel
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…