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 8 percent between 2010 and 2020. There are roughly a dozen offshore islands in Maine, reachable only by plane or boat, that have towns with year-round residents. Their populations range from a few dozen to, in the case of Vinalhaven, more than 1,200. Over the past decade, three of them saw their populations decline — all to a fairly significant…
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
Placeholde image for the Island Institute
June 17, 2021

Grassroots group seeks collaborative solutions for climate adaptations

If you’ve noticed milder winters, warmer waters, and a spike in sweltering summer days, you’re not alone. “Many, many people, hundreds of people, told us that they’ve noticed over their…
Island Ad-Vantages
May 3, 2021

Maine's Seaweed Farmers Are Already Having a Record-Setting Year

We're already a month-plus into spring and in Maine, spring isn't just about April showers (rain or snow) or May flowers: it also marks the start of the state's seaweed…
Food & Wine
April 25, 2021

Broadband talk is finally connecting with more significant investment

Broadband is having a moment, both here in Maine and at the federal level. State and local officials have been talking about broadband expansion for a long time. The discussion…
Bangor Daily News
April 21, 2021

Turn off the lights, buy local, ride your bike: How to make every day Earth Day

The world celebrated its first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, and for its 51st anniversary local environmentalists and leaders were hoping to spread around their suggestions for how they…
Sun Journal