New Home Heating Oil Tank Regulations Protect Drinking Water

AUGUSTA, ME - June 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As of July 1, 2009 all new and replacement home heating oil tanks within the wellhead protection zone of community drinking water wells must be double-walled or have additional spill containment. The wellhead protection zone is the area around a well where it is most susceptible to contamination.“Protecting this area helps to keep Maine’s drinking water safe,” says Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) engineer David McCaskill. “The DEP responds, on average, to more than one spill a day from residential home heating oil tanks, and corrosion is the single largest cause.”

Agreement Signed Formalizing Plan for Aroostook County Highway Projects

AUGUSTA, ME - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the process by which specific transportation projects in Caribou and Presque Isle will be completed. The MOU was signed by the Governor, Maine Department of Transportation Commission David Cole and the managers of the cities of Caribou and Presque Isle

Ice Storm Aid to Maine Tops $1 Million

AUGUSTA, ME - February 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — More than $1 million in federal aid has been disbursed to help Maine communities recover from last December's ice storm after the presidential disaster declaration on January 9 made local governments and municipalities in seven counties eligible for federal assistance.

Treasurer Lemoine Joins Investors’ Call for a ‘Green Recovery’

Augusta, ME - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Maine Treasurer Dave Lemoine joined a group of 43 public and private investors calling upon Congress to include significant funding for energy efficiency, clean energy and clean transportation in the economic stimulus bill being debated this week on Congress.

MaineHousing will use Trust money to expand weatherization efforts

AUGUSTA, ME - January 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — "I am very pleased the Energy and Carbon Savings Trust decided to award us $500,000 to expand our efforts to make homes of low-income Maine residents more energy efficient," MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick said in a statement today.

Project Canopy Grants Available to Support Community Forestry Projects

AUGUSTA, ME - January 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Maine’s Project Canopy will award $100,000 in grants this spring to local municipalities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations that support community efforts to develop and maintain long-term community forestry programs

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Process Goes Live Today

60-day Bidding Process Opens for First-in-the-Nation Carbon Emissions Allowances Auction AUGUSTA, ME - Jul 30 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)...

Maine Receives REAL ID Extension

Governor Baldacci Will Submit Legislation to Place New Restrictions on Driver’s Licenses and State Credentials AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci learned today from the...

New MaineHousing mortgage options expand home buying opportunities

March 3rd, 2008. AUGUSTA – New mortgage options offered by the Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing) make it easier for more Maine people to...

Public Lands Task Force to Hold Listening Sessions

Augusta, ME - The Governor’s Task Force Regarding the Management of Public lands and Publicly-Held Easements will hold two listening sessions next week. Task...


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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