September 15, 2020

Sea Level Rise: How Bad Will It Get, How Are Maine Communities Preparing & What Can Individuals Do?

Sea-level rise due to global warming along the coast of Maine is increasing at a rapid pace, with some estimates predicting levels to rise by as much as two feet by 2050. We'll discuss what is causing the waters to rise more quickly, how it will impact coastal communities and structures, and what towns and individuals can do to prepare. We'll also find out how historic buildings can be protected from rising waters. Guests Susie Arnold, marine scientist, Island Institute Gayle Bowness, science education program manager, Gulf of Maine Research…
Maine Public
September 1, 2020

Island Institute wins $300K contract to roadmap Maine's marine economy

The Maine Technology Institute and FocusMaine have awarded the Rockland-based Island Institute a $300,000 contract for spearheading an industry-wide roadmap to grow the state’s marine economy. Under the three-year contract,…
Krista by Susan Tobey White
August 25, 2020

Archipelago Launches ‘20 Miles’ Exhibit

The Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, the gallery portion of the Island Insitute’s store, located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, has launched a new show, “20 Miles,” celebrating Maine’s working…
The Free Press
August 14, 2020

The answers to your questions about sea level rise in Maine

Sea level rise is one of the many effects of climate change that is already visible in Maine, a state with 120 coastal communities. By 2050, the state will likely…
Bangor Daily News
July 22, 2020

Mainers Commit to Rural Internet Expansion with $15 Million Bond Issue

Maine’s High-Speed Internet Infrastructure Bond Issue, which we first wrote about a month ago, has passed. 76% of voters said yes to Maine Question 1, which authorizes the issuance of $15 million…
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
July 20, 2020

Bond measure approval will fuel state’s goal of expanding rural broadband

The importance of high-speed internet connections has been driven home by the coronavirus pandemic, with more Mainers working from home while thousands of students finished out the school year online.…
Portland Press Herald
May 24, 2020

Bowdoin College graduate runs home — more than 50 kilometers — to Hallowell

For some, getting to college graduation can seem like a marathon, but Anne McKee decided her graduation would include an actual ultramarathon. McKee graduated Saturday from Bowdoin College and, absent…
Portland Press Herald
May 9, 2020

Project Launch awarded $5K grant

DEER ISLE — Project Launch at Deer Isle-Stonington High School was among four education initiatives recently awarded $5,000 grants by MaineSpark. The grants, totaling $20,000, were for innovative initiatives promoting postsecondary…
The Ellsworth American
April 22, 2020

Betsy Wyeth, Wife And Muse Of Late Artist Andrew Wyeth, Dies At 98

ROCKLAND, Maine — Betsy Wyeth, the wife of beloved artist Andrew Wyeth, died at her home in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. She was 98. Betsy and Andrew Wyeth, who died in…
Maine Public
April 5, 2020

Fear of outsiders creates tensions in Maine’s tourist spots and summer communities

Tony Matoin loaded his groceries into his company pickup truck outside Shaw’s. He had just finished a shift as a line supervisor for Central Maine Power and was headed home…
Portland Press Herald