Yearly Archives: 2015
Collins, King Announce $200,000 Grant for Climate Research at UMaine
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Maine $201,515 in grant funding to support the study of climate change and its effect on birds’ migratory patterns and food sources
Senators Collins and King Announce Community Development Block Grant Awards
U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded two Community Development Block Grants totaling $1,853,497 to Cumberland County and the City of Biddeford.
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association Welcomes New Vice Presidents
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce the appointments of Bruce Jones, Creative Office Pavilion and Brian Curley, PDT Architects to Vice Presidents for 2015 -2016
As President Launches ConnectHome Initiative, King Underscores Importance of Closing Homework Gap for Students
In advance of the President’s expected announcement later today of a new initiative to expand high-speed broadband access for families across the country, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), the sponsor of legislation that would support innovative ways to improve student access to the Internet at home, released the following statement
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces 2015-16 Officers and Welcomes New Board...
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce its 2015-16 slated officers, which include Paul Peck of Drummond & Drummond, Brian Curley of PDT Architects, and Bruce Jones of Creative Office Pavilion, all serving as Vice Presidents, and Bill Shanahan of Northern New England Housing Investment Fund as Treasurer. Michael O’Reilly of Bangor Savings Bank will continue as President, in the second year of his two-year term, and Shelly R. Clark has been promoted from Assistant Secretary to Secretary of the Board.
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Recognizes Retiring Board Members
Jaimie Schwartz of Bernstein Shur served as a contributing member of the MEREDA Board for the past 13 years. MEREDA recognized Schwartz in 2011 with its Robert B. Patterson, Jr. Founders’ Award, which honors members of MEREDA who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions to the industry and the organization over many years.
EPA Recognizes Bowdoin College for Energy Efficiency Efforts
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine is being recognized by EPA with a 2015 Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award. CHP technology produces electricity and useful heat simultaneously from a single energy source, such as natural gas, oil, or biomass. For hospital systems and universities, CHP systems can also provide reliability benefits which ensure that these facilities’ operations can continue in the event of power outages
Collins, King Announce More Than $15 Million for Maine Housing Development
U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King today announced that the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded three grants totaling $15,096,999 to the State of Maine to support the development of low-income housing, strengthen services in emergency shelters, and foster growth in Maine’s urban communities
USDA Rural Development Announces 13 Businesses to Receive Grants Totaling $119,700 for Energy Projects...
USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced today that 13 Maine businesses have been selected to receive grants under the USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
MAINE SINGLE-FAMILY HOME PRICES UP 8.86 PERCENT; SALES UP 2.53 PERCENT IN MAY
According to Maine Listings, 1,335 single-family existing homes changed hands last month, leading to a 2.53 percent increase in sales overall. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes reached $185,000—a rise of 8.86 percent. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.
U.S. Treasury Awards $55 Million In New Markets Tax Credit Capacity to CEI Capital...
Today the U.S. Department of Treasury allocated $55 million in New Markets Tax Credit capacity to CEI Capital Management. The firm will deploy the award to economic development projects that create opportunity in rural, low-income communities across the nation
Public Witness Hearing on Maine Natural Gas Proposed Increases in Rates
On Thursday June 18, 2015, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) will hold a public witness hearing to hear citizen views on the Maine Natural Gas (MNG) proposed increases in rates. The public witness hearing will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room at Brunswick High School located at 116 Maquoit Rd., Brunswick, ME and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
King Warns of Dangers of Cyber-Attacks on America’s Energy Infrastructure
During a hearing today in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) said the United States must better prepare the electricity grid for cyber-attacks, particularly in the wake of last week’s announcement about a cyber-breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $400,000 in Funding for the Pleasant Point Reservation...
U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority $410,710 to support the protection of the waste water treatment plant at the Passamaquoddy Tribe Pleasant Point Reservation.
MaineHousing announces Owner Excellence Program
MaineHousing will honor 28 exceptional property owners and landlords who participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program during the agency’s first Owner Excellence Program ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, in Augusta