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Senators Snowe and Collins announced a Department of Labor emergency grant fund of up to $779,362 for workers affected by the closing of Sensata Technologies in Standish, Maine. The funding will help displaced workers with assessment, case management, and career and occupational skills training services.
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Senators Snowe and Collins today announced that the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has awarded a couple of health-related grants to Maine worth $1,141,561:
$591,790 to the DFD Russell Medical Center in Leeds
$549,771 to the Maine Primary Care Association in Augusta
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A $15 million federal Workforce Innovation Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant will be used to strengthen Maine’s economy and create jobs in the high-tech composites and marine-related sectors. Rep. Mike Michaud announced the happy news.
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The “apron” at an airport is defined as: that part of an aerodrome, other than the Manoeuvring Area, intended to be accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo; the refueling, servicing, maintenance and parking of aircraft; and any movement of aircraft, vehicles and pedestrians necessary for such purposes. In layman’s terms it […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the State of Maine a $200,000 grant to study the feasibility for potential reuse of the Brunswick Naval Air Station for civilian use.
“Federal funding for this study has been a priority for us, for Governor Baldacci, for the local redevelopment authorities in Brunswick and Topsham, […]

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Governor Baldacci announced that Maine will receive $300,000 from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at a rate of $100,000 per year over the next three years to help implement the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program.
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A $15 million, three-year federal grant for job training and research and development could help create as many as 2,000 jobs, primarily in the composites and marine industries from the coast to Augusta, including 11 counties. Funding comes from the federal Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development, or WIRED, initiative. See […]

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“We have a problem with the sewer overflows… going directly into the Kennebec River. Catch basins on Commercial Street are not connected anywhere; for years it has been seeping into the basements of the buildings.”
Frightening words from Audrey Lovring, manager of MainStreet Skowhegan, a revitalization program for downtown Skowhegan which is about to become officially […]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife a coastal grant of $453,000. That will be matched by another $305,000 from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Ducks Unlimited, and an individual landowner, to help purchase 122 acres of land, including the 62-acre Thomas Island in Hancock County, […]

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Senators Snowe and Collins announced today that the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $50,000 to help the Midcoast Economic Development District (MCEDD) in Bath combat layoffs and plant closings. See Collins
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Senator Snowe brings home the bacon to the tune of $131 million bucks in 2006 defense appropriations for Maine. No small feat considering the cold shoulder given Maine by the Bush administration. See Snowe
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That decision to refuse the $161,000 federal grant for the “no-sex education” curriculum may come back to bite ME next time Maine wants the Legislature to increase funding for the Bureau of Health.
State Sen. Debra D. Plowman, the Hampden republican who sheparded that vital piece of legislation allowing electronic moose calls in […]

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Federal funds earmarked for Maine’s preparation for natural disasters, public health emergencies and terrorist attacks could be cut by 25% - 66% under funding changes that have received preliminary congressional approval. This is on top of a 22% decrease in funding since 2003.
So if we started with $100 in 2003, the first round of cuts […]

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Governor Baldacci today vetoed LD 1573, a bill to authorize slot machines in Washington County. Baldacci reiterated his strong opposition to the expansion of casino gambling as an economic development tool in Maine. Afterall, they have all those blueberries up there and I hear they just got a grant to study the little buggers.
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$234,000 for Lowbush Blueberry Research? I have two of those in my backyard! $425,000 for the New England Center for Invasive Plants?
Maine’s cashing in on “important funding (that) will help Maine stay in the forefront of important research on wood utilization and lowbush blueberries,” according to Congressman Michaud.
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Senators Snowe and Collins announced that Maine has been awarded $5,442,000 in rural development grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fix a variety of crumbling sewer systems across the state.
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