Yearly Archives: 2015


Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Department of Veterans Affairs will award Preble Street $1,683,966, Washington Hancock Community Agency $290,000 and Veterans Inc. (which serves Veterans in Maine and throughout New England) $2,000,000 as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

Pingree says former Brunswick Naval Air Station to get $1.1 million to rehabilitate building

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said this afternoon that the former Brunswick Naval Air Station will be getting $1.1 million to help renovate and redevelop a hangar for use by aerospace companies

Collins, King Announce More than $2.2 Million in Federal Grants to Support Drug-Free Communities

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded a total of $2.25 million in grant funding to several Maine health coalitions and local governments to prevent youth substance abuse and foster drug-free communities in Maine. Of that funding, $1,125,000 will be allocated for nine new grant awards while the remaining funding will be allocated to nine projects in the state that have previously received funding from ONDCP.

In Climate Action Roundtable with Maine Doctor, King Calls Clean Power Plan “Important Step”...

This morning, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) participated in a Senate Climate Action Task Force roundtable discussion where he again expressed support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan and emphasized the need to act on climate change. In his remarks, Senator King, a member of the Task Force, called the Clean Power Plan “an important step” in the fight against climate change and applauded its flexible approach to reducing carbon emissions by setting the overall goals but delegating authority to the states to decide how to achieve those goals


Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will award Healthy Aroostook Coalition, a program of Aroostook County Action Program, Healthy Sebasticook Valley Coalition, a program of Sebasticook Valley Health and Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County each $125,000 as part of the FY 2015 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.

King Announces $521,000 in Grant Funding for Western Maine Community Action Funding will help...

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $521,000 to Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) to help Mainers navigate and enroll in health coverage options offered through the federally-facilitated marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.


Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,356,000 to six projects in the State of Maine

Collins, King Announce Northern Border Regional Commission Investments in Six Maine Communities Totaling More...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,356,000 in grant funding to six different projects across Maine to improve or upgrade local infrastructure and encourage private sector investment in their communities.

Under Settlement Bangor, Maine Takes Additional Action to Address Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address noncompliance with the Clean Water Act, the City of Bangor, Maine, will take action to prevent sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater from entering the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream.

King Introduces Bill to Boost Maine’s Waterfront Communities

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that he has introduced legislation aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities in Maine and make them more resilient in the face of a changing environment. The Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act will support community efforts to make the most of water resources by attracting water-dependent industries and investments that leverage water sustainability, revitalizing neighborhoods and enhancing recreation and tourism

Senators Collins, King Announce Funding for Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority

U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in Brunswick. The $2,646,904 in funding is part of the FAA’s Military Airport Program, and will be used to rehabilitate the Brunswick Executive Airport (BXM)


President Obama unveiled new environmental regulations on businesses in his “Clean Power Plan.” Upon the President’s announcement, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement

King Secures Provisions in Energy Bill to Help States Modernize Electricity Grid

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today spearheaded the passage of an amendment through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would provide badly-needed federal guidance to states as they work to settle disputes over the future of distributed energy resources

In Energy Committee, King Advocates for Stronger, More Reliable Electricity Grid

During consideration of a broad bipartisan energy bill in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) advocated for an amendment that would move America’s electricity system into the 21st century by promoting individual energy independence and bolstering national security. The amendment, which mirrors the Free Market Energy Act of 2015, which Senator King introduced earlier this year would also encourage innovation in cutting-edge energy technologies and help create jobs

Senators Collins, King Announce HUD Funding Awarded to the City of Portland

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $2,773,730 in grants to the City of Portland for investment in low-income housing projects


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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