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Pingree says Maine clean energy company to get $5.4 million federal grant

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) headquartered in Portland is getting a $5.35 million Department of Energy grant to finish development of the commercial design of its TidGen Power System. The new design will be tested, operated and monitored in Washington County. This DOE funded project is a critical next step in the eventual deployment of the company's proposed 5MW Maine Tidal Energy Project.

Sens. Collins, King Announce More Than $5.3 Million for Ocean Renewable Power Company in...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will receive $5,350,000 through the Department of Energy to enhance the performance of its tidal turbine system.  ORPC was one of 10 organizations across the country to receive funding to support the development of a commercially viable marine and hydrokinetic industry

Tranzon Auction Properties auctions Foundation for Blood Research Property

Tranzon Auction Properties is pleased to announce the successful auction of the Foundation for Blood Research (“FBR”) property located in Scarborough, Maine. The auction was held on Thursday, August 10.  “Tranzon Auction Properties was introduced to the project by Greg Boulos, a partner with CBRE/The Boulos Company.” said Mike Carey, Senior VP of Tranzon Auction Properties. “After consultation with the Foundation Board and professional staff, we determined the auction methodology would serve the needs of the Foundation in its efforts to wind down their operations and sell this asset.”

Frances Perkins Center Honors Ron Phillips at 81st Annual Garden Party on Aug. 14

Marking the 81st anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act, the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle, ME will host its 8th Annual Garden Party and awards ceremony at the Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark on Sunday, August 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Nearly $2 Million in Grant Funding for Infrastructure Upgrades &...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) is awarding $1,996,186 to upgrade infrastructure and provide job training skills that will result in economic growth across Maine.

Request for Applications for Disbursements from Maine’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Trust Fund

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) has issued a Request for Applications for Disbursements from Maine’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Trust Fund. The Request for Applications was issued on July 20, 2016 and is available on the Commission's website

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces 2016-17 Officers

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.

Senators Collins, King Announce that Maine State Housing Authority Awarded $3.4 Million for Lead...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the Maine State Housing Authority will be awarded $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The Authority will address lead hazards in 230 housing units providing safer homes for low- and very low-income families with children. The Housing Authority will also perform healthy homes interventions in 120 units

King Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Research, Development of Wood Building Construction in United...

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today announced his support for the Timber Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation introduced last month by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) that would support the advancement of the forest products industry by accelerating research and development – and ultimately construction – of wood buildings in the United States.

Senate Passes Energy and Water Funding Bill Supporting Critical Infrastructure, Energy Projects in Maine

With the support of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate today passed the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, bipartisan legislation that funds U.S. Department of Energy programs and critical water infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Collins, King Applaud more than $160,000 in Grant Funding to Support Renewable Energy in...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed the announcement that the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) and the College of the Atlantic will receive a total of $164,650 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to further their efforts in energy conservation and develop renewable energy systems. The GPCOG will receive $100,000 and the College of the Atlantic will receive $64,650.

Collins, King Welcome More Than $200,000 in Grant Funding for Rural Maine Community Organizations

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed the announcement that five community organizations in rural Maine will benefit from a total of $206,400 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Downeast Salmon Federation, Eastport Arts Center, Aroostook Dental Clinic, and Unity Barn Raisers will all receive grants to further their work in Maine communities.

MAINE HOME SALES AND VALUES UP IN MARCH

Single-family existing homes in Maine experienced a healthy bump in sales volume and value over the past 12 months. Realtors from across Maine’s 16 counties reported 1,089 sales in March 2016—a 14.63 percent jump from March 2015

Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $900,000 in Funding for Maine through the Land...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that $922,876 will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) directly to Maine to support conservation and recreation projects in our local communities. The funds, which are generated out of a portion of the lease revenue from offshore oil and gas development, support state-identified and community-supported projects that create jobs, contribute to local economies, and grow outdoor recreational opportunities in virtually every county across the country.

REP. POLIQUIN VISITS HBI TRADE PROGRAM AT BANGOR JOB CORPS CENTER

U.S. Congressman Bruce Poliquin toured HBI’s Carpentry Program at the Penobscot Job Corps Center (PJCC) in Maine. As part of the National Association of Home Builders “Bringing Housing Home” effort, Congressman Poliquin visited the facility in Bangor, where he has worked to protect and create jobs, and support educational opportunities for youth. NAHB and HBI are using this opportunity to raise awareness about housing issues.

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.

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April is National Safe Digging Month – Contractors and Homeowners Urged...

As the agency charged with enforcing safe digging practices in Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is urging all those who dig to take advantage of the resources available in Maine that will help avoid costly and dangerous damage to underground utility facilities