News of Maine's Coast and Islands
“You could roll a bowling ball down Main Street on a Friday night in 1985 and not hit a soul.”
Consider the extremes of how islands are portrayed in literature, film, and on TV. The island setting often is used to show how the very best of community values can thrive, or how the very worst of human nature can fester.
Biddeford has, in a phrase coined by one local observer, undergone not only a renaissance, but a “Biddesance.”
A marine salvor can hold your boat as collateral until paid for the services rendered.
By Sally Noble
Island and coastal communities, and the people who care about them near and far, must pull together right now.
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.
The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association has won a $5,000 grant to promote mental health awareness in the commercial fishing industry.
The tiny northeastern seacoast island of Nantucket, 43 square miles, and the giant, “Upper 49th” state of Alaska, 663,237 square miles, are about as dissimilar as could be.
“We’re it. There’s no mutual aid. There’s no other truck from another town that’s going to show up…”