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Wind Farms Still Energizing Maine Economy…New Proposal for Another In Maine

| August 28, 2014

Bingham, ME: (AP) A proposal to build what would be Maine’s largest energy-generating wind farm has received preliminary approval from state environmental regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s draft decision, issued Wednesday by Commissioner Patricia Aho, means the department could issue a final decision as early as Sept. 5. The deadline is Sept. 8. Blue […]

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FairPoint Declares Impasse, Unions Disagree

| August 28, 2014

Maine (AP) – FairPoint Communications says talks remain deadlocked after weeks of negotiating with unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and is implementing its final proposals, which it says is permitted under federal law. Today’s  announcement comes a day after the unions delivered another contract proposal, which they said […]

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Aroostook Aspirations Helping County Youth Achieve Educational Dreams and Pursue Career Excellence

| August 27, 2014

Aroostook students will turn college dreams into degree realities with a little help from the Maine Community Foundation. Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Meander Fund of Maine and the Pine Tree Fund.  The two grants helped to jumpstart a supporting pillar of the Gauvin Scholar program become […]

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Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud Praises $800 Thousand Dollars EPA Investment for Brownfield Cleanups in Maine

| August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is praising an $800 thousand dollars investment from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfield revolving loan fund to help address contaminated Brownfield sites in the state. According to the EPA, the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council will receive $300,000 and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will […]

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SENATOR COLLINS ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING FOR TWO MAINE FIRE DEPARTMENTS

| August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maine Senator Susan Collins today announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded two Maine fire departments grant funding through the “Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.”  The Old Town Fire Rescue Department will receive $72,675, and the Monroe Fire Department will receive $61,275.  “Our career and volunteer firefighters are among our bravest public […]

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