February 1, 2015 | Incorporating the Inter-Island News

Island Postcards: Tom Powell

by Scott Sell October 15, 2014


Island Postcards: Sam & Doreen Cabot

by Scott Sell September 17, 2014

The Cabots own Foggy Meadows Farm on the island of North Haven, Maine where they raise Boer goats and Katahdin sheep with compassion. Read More

Does a heat pump make sense for your island home?

Island Institute, Cranberry Isles Realty Trust, Efficiency Maine and Home Energy Answers host meeting, webinar

by Staff Writer January 28, 2015
Representatives from the Island Institute, Efficiency Maine, the Cranberry Isles Realty Trust and Home Energy Answers will be on hand for a Feb. 4 information session and webinar on the application of heat pump technology in island homes. Read More

Ticks are winning in invasion of Maine

Surveys show they are moving up the coast and inland

by Tom Groening January 26, 2015
deer tick
Maine recorded four human cases between 1999 and 2004, and one human case—which proved to be fatal—in 2013. Read More

Planning for the worst

Safety at sea comes from imagining calamity

by Benjamin Stevens January 23, 2015
Tugs move the training vessel State of Maine off its berth at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.
A fire is raging through the engine room, fueled by a sprung hydraulic line. The fluid is an explosive mist pouring into the machinery space… Read More

No need for selfies: Photographer captures islanders in 'We Are Swan's Island' project

by Tom Groening January 22, 2015
"We just kept badgering people. People would say, 'Oh my God, here she is with her camera.'" Read More

Beacon and bell, significant to fishermen, to be restored

Original bell's location unknown

by Kris Osgood January 22, 2015
ecause Isle au Haut Light is on the National Register of Historic Places, the State Office of Historic Preservation will be overseeing the entire project. Read More

Small island schools get creative for phys ed

Field trips let students get to know each other through play

by Lauren Jacobs January 22, 2015
Students who are part of the Outer-Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative play outside during an inter-island field trip. PHOTO: COURTESY LAUREN JACOBS
Much of the TLC work is done via video conferencing technology. Though impressive and useful, the technology works because of the relationships that are fostered and strengthened every year during three in-person field trips. Read More