Yearly Archives: 2015

Collins, King announce $300,000 in Grant Funding for Dexter Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted $300,000 in federal funding for the Dexter Regional Airport in Dexter, Maine.

King Calls for Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) underscored the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in preserving lands across the country for use by future generations and called on the Senate to reauthorize and fully fund the program.

On Earth Day, King Reintroduces Bill to Encourage Marine and Hydrokinetic Power Investment

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Climate Action Task Force, today reintroduced legislation that would encourage the research and development of renewable energy generated through waves, currents, ocean tides, and free-flowing water in lakes and rivers, known as marine and hydrokinetic power.


Healthy real estate market conditions led to gains in both March sales and prices for Maine’s single-family existing homes. Maine Listings today reported a 6.5 percent uptick in sales over the past 12 months. Median sales prices (MSP) for those homes increased 4.94 percent to $170,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less

Discover New England Tourism Summit and International Marketplace in Portland, April 27-29

Maine will welcome over 400 travel and tourism businesses, destination marketing organizations, and tour operators from eight different countries during the Discover New England Tourism Summit to be held this month in Portland, April 27 - 29

Contractors and Homeowners Urged to call 811, Dig Safe® Before Digging

The arrival of warmer weather marks the start of another busy construction season. 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.

Maine-Made Films Showcased at Emerge Film Festival

The 2015 Emerge Film Festival, which opens April 9th in Lewiston/Auburn, will screen over 50 independent films throughout the course of the four-day festival, including more than a dozen Maine- made films.

At Bangor Veterans Home, King Calls on Congress to Maintain Vital Construction Grant Funding...

During a tour of the Maine Veterans Home (MVH) in Bangor this morning, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) called on Congress to maintain funding for construction grants to improve infrastructure at veterans homes across the country. The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget would reduce that funding – which is provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and supports states as they seek to expand care through new or improved facilities – by $10 million dollars, from $90 to $80 million.

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces Additions to its Board of Directors

Tanya Emery of Hampden, Mike Galeucia of Scarborough, and Rick Harnum of Hampden have been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers

King Reintroduces Legislation to Support Affordable, Renewable, Home-Grown

Following an event last month at Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood to highlight the economic and environmental benefits of biomass, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today fulfilled his pledge to reintroduce the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2015, legislation that incentivizes the development of biomass as an affordable, clean, and home-grown source of energy.

Registration Open for 2015 Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Registration is open for the 2015 Maine Governor's Conference on Tourism to be held this month on March 17 & 18 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta. Members of the tourism industry and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend this critical professional development and networking event.

Governor and Insurance Superintendent Encourages Maine Consumers to Consider Flood Insurance to Protect their...

A Waiting Period for Flood Insurance to Take Effect Means NOW is the Time to Act to be Covered for Possible Spring Flooding Governor Paul R. LePage is joining Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa in urging all Maine home and business owners, and renters, to evaluate their need for flood insurance, given the current snow pack and coming spring thaws and rains.

MaineHousing evaluating senior housing options

Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing) Director John Gallagher today emphasized the agency’s commitment to affordable senior housing options. As one of the most complex issues facing our state with an aging population, MaineHousing is focused on a number of housing issues facing Maine seniors today.

Maine State Housing Authority Best Resource for Focus on Critical Senior Housing Needs

Governor Paul R. LePage today once again addressed the issue of affordable senior housing, emphasizing it is best addressed by refocusing existing resources within the State rather than taking out more loans at the expense of all Maine taxpayers

MaineHousing offers first-time homebuyers an Advantage

Maine’s real estate and lending experts are forecasting a solid home-buying season this year, and MaineHousing is improving its First Home Mortgage Program to help prospective buyers take the guess work out of choosing a home loan


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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