Islands off Corea.

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Islesboro, Isle au Haut postpone town meetings

  Islesboro and Isle au Haut have each postponed their annual town meetings. In Islesboro, residents are considering an ambitious plan that would have the town build a broadband Internet network on the island. Selectmen had proposed borrowing $3 million through a municipal bond for the project, but the article on the… SEE MORE
Julie and David Barker

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Helen’s Restaurant rises from the ashes

  MACHIAS—To Julie Barker, Helen's Restaurant is more than a building. It's a manifestation of the love she and her husband David have for Machias—the falls, the tides, the open ocean nearby, the woods and wildlife, the "Helen's family" and a close-knit community of families and friends. When the restaurant… SEE MORE
Aaron Sprague and Karen Roper are adapting the yurt for visitor lodging.

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Asian lodging goes Acadian

The first time Aaron Sprague and Karen Roper sat down in a yurt, owned by a friend in Maine, they experienced a deep sense of calm. "It was such a cool space and we thought, 'Wow, this is amazing!'" Sprague recalled. "I couldn't get over how nice it felt." Sprague… SEE MORE
Monhegan view of Manana.

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I don’t play island favorites

Editor's note: Reflections is a monthly column written by Island Fellows, recent college grads who do community service work on Maine islands through the Island Institute, publisher of The Working Waterfront, and AmeriCorps. This always happens. I'm telling someone what I do, how I work to lower the cost of… SEE MORE