November 26, 2014 | 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

The promise of an aging population

Editorial perpetuates stereotypes

by Marcia Cleveland November 25, 2014
Let's be inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the people who built WindowDressers. Let's use our experience, skills and some of our wealth to build Maine's economy now. Read More

Nineteenth century island gold and the rush that wasn't

Swan's Island students learn about their community's past

by Laurie Schreiber November 18, 2014
Kim Colbeth and her students measure the depth of a former gold mine.
"I went over there and poked around the bushes one day, and I found the foundation where they crushed the stones, and found fire bricks they'd used and the sluiceway down to the brook. I thought, 'Bingo! That's where they crushed the blue rock,'" says Kim Colbeth. Read More

Chebeague to study uses of Sunset Landing site

Future ferry landing, recreational options will be explored through grant funds

by Tom Groening November 18, 2014
A town committee studying Sunset Landing views the site.
A parcel of land that attracted housing developers in the early 20th century may, a hundred years later, serve the town as a new ferry landing site. The town will use a $20,000 grant from the Maine Coastal Program to study and assess possible uses for the parcel, known locally as Sunset Landing, the name the would-be housing developers coined for the 8.2-acre property. But town officials and committee members stress that no decisions will be made until the assessment work is presented to the public for comment. Read More

Island life seeps into Judy Weber's poems

Retired teacher publishes first collection, Cutting the Grass with Scissors—Monhegan Poems

by Tom Groening November 18, 2014
Judy Ponturo Weber
Island life has seeped into Weber's mind and soul, as the 60-plus poems reflect. But each word meditation, each wry, wistful, sad, playful or philosophical observation is not about place. Instead, the poems, most in the five- to seven-stanza range, take the reader inside. Read More

Building it by hand: Memoir of a house a wide-ranging exploration


by David D. Platt November 18, 2014
This is a book I would love to have written, although I fear no one except a house junkie like me would want to read it. Read More

A sentinel of ocean health, humpback whale numbers grow

Allied Whale logs 8,000th whale

by Laurie Schreiber November 18, 2014
The 8,000th whale in the NAHWC database at Allied Whale, taken off Tromso,

Photo-identification has allowed researchers to track movement, behavior and lifespan patterns Read More