Yearly Archives: 2015

Pingree gets provisions to support veterans in spending bill

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was able to insert provisions into a spending bill that is working its way through Congress that will improve healthcare for veterans and do more to focus on the problems of homelessness and suicide among vets.

Collins, King Applaud $19.6 Million for Maine Water Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today applauded an announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the State of Maine will receive $19.6 million to support water infrastructure projects.

MaineHousing awards $2.9 million in affordable housing tax credits

Five affordable housing projects for homeless veterans, seniors, and families will share nearly $2.9 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) allocated by MaineHousing through a competitive selection process

Senators Collins and King Announce More Than $400,000 in Grant Funding to Assist Maine...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Angus King today announced that several housing authorities and municipalities in Maine will receive a total of $439,537 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

King, EPA Administrator Tour Westbrook Farm, Hold Roundtable for Maine Farmers on Clean Water...

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy toured Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook and held a roundtable with agricultural officials from across the state to discuss the EPA’s Clean Water Rule and its impact on farmers in Maine

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast – Our Lakes, Our Future: Preserving Shorefront Value

We have long depended on them, but our lakes are not immune from the serious water quality problems plaguing people around the world today. Here at home we have seen nuisance algae blooms and murky depths on some lakes ruin the fun for everyone, and we’ve learned that it’s both costly and very difficult to undo this kind of damage.

Maine Challenges EPA’s Double Standard for Maine’s Water Quality Protections

For over ten years, under governors of different political persuasions, the federal Environmental Protection Agency refused without reason to fully approve Maine’s historically high water quality standards. Today Maine amended its pending federal lawsuit against EPA, transforming it from one forcing EPA to act on Maine’s standards to one challenging EPA’s unlawful actions in response to Maine’s lawsuit.

Senators Collins, King Announce Rural Development Grant for Community Concepts Inc.

United States Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Community Concepts Inc. in Lewiston $793,800 in grant funding to help 30 very-low and low-income families construct their own homes in rural areas across Maine. Through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, this funding will help families, through partnership with Community Concepts, build homes in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, and Oxford Counties.

Collins, King Announce Federal Investments to Support Maine Tribal Communities

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that several Maine tribes will receive various grant awards totaling $341,422 to support activities including economic development and treatment and prevention services for methamphetamine abuse and suicide. The grants come from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

King Presses for Expanded Broadband Infrastructure to Connect Maine Communities at Regional Summit in...

During his keynote conversation this morning at Digital New England, a regional broadband summit held in Portland today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) underscored the need to expand broadband infrastructure in Maine and throughout New England.

King Welcomes White House Report on Steps to Strengthen Broadband Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a strong proponent of expanding digital access and increasing investment in broadband infrastructure, issued the following statement this morning after the White House Broadband Opportunity Council yesterday released its report and recommendations on broadband deployment throughout the United States

Collins, King Announce $300,000 in Grant Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Maine

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $300,000 to three Maine health care providers to combat opioid abuse in Maine. Diversion Alert in Houlton, Down East AIDS Network Inc. in Ellsworth, and Maine General Medical Center in Augusta will each receive $100,000

Senators Collins, King Announce Funding for the State of Maine for the Development of...

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today that the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, in partnership with Maine organization E2Tech, has been awarded $284,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the Maine Energy Planning Roadmap project that will establish a stakeholder-driven strategy to meet energy objectives set in the 2015 GEO Comprehensive Energy Plan. A second grant for $592,000 was awarded for the design of a “Regional Roadm


Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, wrote to House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman, Rob Bishop, urging him to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In the letter, Congressman Bruce Poliquin wrote, “Maine is home to some of our Nation’s most breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and pristine environments.

Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to Support Homeless Veterans in Maine

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded federal grant funding to Preble Street in Portland, the Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA), and Veterans Inc. in Lewiston to assist homeless and at-risk veterans in Maine.


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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