ROCKLAND, ME—The Island Institute today announced that it has hired small business owner Briana Warner as its first economic development director. Warner will oversee the organization’s efforts to help Maine’s islands and remote coastal communities strengthen and diversify their economies.
December 11, 2014
Senator Angus King (D-ME) and FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote an op-ed in Roll Call on December 10th, 2014 advocating for a new, modernized version of the E-Rate program. They credit the current version of E-Rate with bringing internet connectivity to the nation's schools.
October 30, 2014
October 23, 2014
PORTLAND, ME—The Island Institute will host the Fifth Annual Island Energy Conference on November 7th in Portland, Maine. The event will bring together energy experts and island leaders from New England’s year-round island communities and beyond to discuss common energy challenges and to learn more about resources that exist to address those challenges.
August 14, 2014
BAR HARBOR, ME—Island Institute and College of the Atlantic — two coastal Maine institutions with a history of finding sustainability solutions — will launch a new partnership at a special event at the College of the Atlantic on Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m. “An Evening to Honor Polly Guth and Launch the Fund for Maine Islands,” will feature a dinner and reception honoring philanthropist Polly Guth with a special guest appearance by renowned television journalist Bill Moyers.