April 12, 2023

Island Institute’s new president brings longtime leadership experience

The Island Institute, a Rockland nonprofit that works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities, said Monday that Kimberly Hamilton was appointed to serve as its new president, effective April 1...
Swan's Island
December 1, 2022

Area Towns Selected for Climate Program

GOULDSBORO — The Island Institute will be working with Gouldsboro, Swan’s Island and Cranberry Isles to oversee implementation of the state’s Community Resilience Partnership (CRP). The CRP, a program of…
The Ellsworth American
March 8, 2022

Maine Voices: Making Maine’s high-speed internet dreams come true

An engaged community can fundamentally alter the economics of a broadband project
Maine communities have a long history of self-determination. Access to high-speed internet is no different. As local broadband committees, statewide partners and private-sector providers all look to close the digital divide, communities play a central role. An engaged community can fundamentally alter the economics of a broadband project.
Portland Press Herald
October 24, 2021

Bill Nemitz: Not happy with your internet? Now’s the time to do something about it

Maine's $150 million broadband expansion will go first to those communities that have a plan
Looking for a little good news? Here’s some: Thanks to federal and state funding, Maine currently has $150 million to bring high-speed internet to places that don’t have it and…
Portland Press Herald
maine islands census data
August 20, 2021

More people have moved to Maine’s remote islands in the last decade

The population of Maine’s offshore islands, which incurred steady declines in the decades after World War II and still face myriad challenges in sustaining their year-round communities, jumped by nearly…
Bangor Daily News
August 2, 2021

Archipelago celebrates summer in Maine with ‘Currents and Channels exhibit

ROCKLAND - Join Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery, for its summer gallery show, “Currents and Channels: Four Coastal Maine Artists,” on display through Sept. 25. “Currents and Channels”…
Maine Gallery + Studio Guide
July 28, 2021

Rockland mulls impact of proposed three-fer property sale on working waterfront

Article by Jessica Hall , published in Mainebiz on July 28, 2021. The proposed sale of three commercial waterfront properties in Rockland could bring new development and new tax revenue,…
Islesford solar array
July 28, 2021

Fisheries in Maine Rally to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint and Increase Sustainability

Fishing communities and seafood suppliers in Maine who depend on the ocean for their livelihood have seen the effects of climate change firsthand, as warming ocean temperatures significantly affect their…
American Association for the Advancement of Science
July 21, 2021

Island Institute hosts evening of climate-focused films July 28

ROCKPORT – The Island Institute, a community development nonprofit based in Rockland, hosts a special, climate-focused film event at the Shotwell Drive-in, 40 West St., Wednesday, July 28, at 8:30…
June 26, 2021

From Maine’s warming waters, kelp emerges as a potentially lucrative cash crop

FALMOUTH, MAINE — One bright, brisk morning last month, Colleen Francke steered her skiff a mile off the coast of Falmouth and cut the gas. A few white buoys bobbed…
The Boston Globe