Women work on the Virginia.

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Women wanted for Virginia work day Nov. 8

BATH — Women are invited to join a group of other volunteers at Maine’s First Ship’s waterfront boatshed on Sunday, Nov. 8, for the second annual Women’s Shipbuilding Day. Maine’s First Ship is building Virginia, a reconstruction of the first ship built by English colonists in 1607 at the mouth… SEE MORE

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Bemused by an island

Reflections on Martha’s Vineyard William A. Caldwell, Edited by Tom Dunlop Vineyard Stories 2015, paperback, $19.95 After retiring to Martha’s Vineyard in 1972, William A. Caldwell wrote a weekly column for the Vineyard Gazette called “Reflections of That Man Friday,” now skillfully edited into a book by islander Tom Dunlop.… SEE MORE
Suzanne MacDonald

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How many lightbulbs does it take?

When your community's electric rates are among the highest in the nation, it pays to consider ways to cut consumption. Work done on Monhegan Island, with help from the Island Institute (publisher of The Working Waterfront), was both simple and effective, and could reduce the island's collective annual electric bill… SEE MORE
Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe celebrate with a dance.

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Passamaquoddy Tribe returns to traditions

SEE THE SLIDESHOW For the first time in years, the Passamaquoddy tribe used the traditional tribal inauguration ceremony on Aug. 9 to honor its leaders in an event held at Sipayik, the tribe's reservation at Pleasant Point in Perry. Fred Moore III and Vera Francis were elected as tribal chief… SEE MORE
The view from the hill on Monhegan.

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Eight simple rules…

Editor's note: One of the best programs the Island Institute (publisher of The Working Waterfront) ever created is its cadre of Island Fellows, recent college grads who do community service work on islands through the Institute and AmeriCorps. At the annual fellows luncheon in July, each fellow offered comments about… SEE MORE
An artist's depiction of what the redevelopment of the Portland Co. site will look like.

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Portland’s waterfront clash a familiar struggle

The tension between communities seeking to keep their waterfronts economically viable and the residents who want to preserve their views is one that is happening all over the world, say national development experts. “I think that’s an inherent tension that won’t ever go away,” said Jon Golinger, a San Francisco-based… SEE MORE