As the 2021 Maine Legislative Session begins, there are a handful of policy issues impacting island and coastal communities and shaping our focus. From improving broadband access to climate change actions, Senior Policy Officer Nick Battista shares the priorities and how we're supporting these efforts.
The Maine coast and islands will continue to lead
In the latest Field Notes column in The Working Waterfront, Island Institute President Rob Snyder takes a moment to reflect on 18 years with the organization, the relationships that make our communities strong, and our enduring dedication to ensuring the vibrancy of the Maine coast.
Working together to solve Maine’s broadband challenges
As we know all too well, the pandemic has highlighted the extreme importance of high-speed internet to daily life. Island Institute Senior Policy Officer and ConnectMaine Board Chair Nick Battista looks at the important role that State leadership plays in helping to close our digital divide.
Solutions: Addressing a Changing Climate
Maine'a island and coastal communities are on the front lines of climate change. From modifying waterfront infrastructure to investing in renewable energy, learn how they're working locally—and helping to lead the way—in addressing this global challenge.
Tom Glenn Community impact Fund
The Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund seeks to build a more diverse coastal economy through grant and loan support for Maine's coastal small businesses as well as community infrastructure projects for broadband, energy, sea level rise, and working waterfront improvements.