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” looks at the Maine coast through the art of four local artists — each with unique perspectives, both geographically and conceptually, of the landscape and… Read more »

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

The proposed sale of three commercial waterfront properties in Rockland could bring new development and new tax revenue, but could also put pressure on shrinking working waterfront space, perhaps changing the community forever. The potential sale, announced earlier this month, would package together properties that in total span 8.77 acres of land and waterfront infrastructure, include more than… Read more »

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 catches. Luke’s Lobster is one supplier who is taking matters into their own hands, transitioning their docks and operations to renewable energy and making energy… Read more »

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 p.m. “The Climate, Our Coast, and Our Communities” features an evening of films highlighting personal stories from those living on the frontlines of climate change… Read more »

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 lifetimes that Maine is warming up,” said Dr. Cassaundra Rose of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. “Climate change is already a… Read more »

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 harvest. According to the Associated Press, Maine is the spot for the United State’s seaweed farming industry, and this year already looks like one for the record books. Atlantic… Read more »

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 and the demonstrated need surrounding high-speed internet access — a need that is particularly great in Maine’s more rural areas — have far outmatched the public investment.… Read more »