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Testimony in support of LD 909 “An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning”

Apr
07

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 909
“An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning”
April 6, 2015

Senator Whittemore, Representative Martin and members of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. I regret that I cannot attend this hearing today.

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Testimony in Favor of LD 826, “An Act To Promote Maine's Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investments in High-speed Internet”

Apr
02

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 826
“An Act To Promote Maine's Economic Development and Critical
Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and
Residences by Strategic Public Investments in High-speed Internet”
April 2, 2015

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Testimony in Support of LD 163 “An Act to Provide Economic Development Assistance to Rural Communities”

Mar
27

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine

in support of LD 163

“An Act to Provide Economic Development Assistance to Rural

Communities”

March 24, 2015

 

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A Tour of 409 Cumberland

Mar
25

409 Cumberland

409 Cumberland Avenue is Avesta Housing's latest success story. It is comprised of 57 mixed affordable and market rate studio, one, and two bedroom apartments, a "healthy living center" with a community kitchen and a rooftop greenhouse, all built on a once vacant lot in Midtown Portland.

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Update from Augusta!

Mar
18

The Maine Legislature is in full swing now, with joint legislative policy committees holding public hearings and work sessions just about every day.  GrowSmart Maine reviewed the original Bill Titles when they were released back in January, and have been reviewing  bills when they are printed and released, with fresh bills available every few days. We look for those legislative proposals that are central to our work, supporting Mainers in managing growth and change within their communities, and for which our unique perspective can offer key support, or in some cases opposition.

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Project Canopy Announces 2014 Community Forestry Grants

Mar
17

AUGUSTA - Project Canopy, a cooperative partnership between the Maine Forest Service and GrowSmart Maine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Project Canopy Assistance Grants. A total of $133,064.78 was awarded in 6 Planning and Education grants and 13 Tree Planting and Maintenance Grants. Planning Grants were awarded to Dixmont Conservation Commission, Farmington Conservation Commission, Town of Kennebunkport, Town of Monmouth, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Planting grants were awarded to the City of Presque Isle, University of Maine – Farmington, Town of Pittsfield, Town of Fort Kent, City of Lewiston, City of Belfast, City of Ellsworth, Town of Greenville, Town of Dover-Foxcroft, Town of Milo, Town of Camden, Yarmouth Tree Committee, and Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District. Project Canopy received a total of 22 applications, 3 from new communities and organizations, with a total grant request of $143,065.

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GrowSmart Maine Announces New Development Director

Mar
11

GrowSmart Maine is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Zarro as their new Development Director. Andrew has strong non-profit and development experience, having served as Executive Director of several small non-profits in Boston, Massachusetts. His previous organizations span a range from criminal justice reform to downtown revitalization."We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to GrowSmart Maine.

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Testimony In Support of LD 493, “An Act To Create the Ocean Acidification Council”

Mar
11

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
In Support of LD 493,
“An Act To Create the Ocean Acidification Council”
March 11, 2015

Senator Baker, Representative Kumiega and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.
I regret that I cannot attend this hearing today.  

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Testimony in support of LD 247, “An Act to Create Corridor Districts for the Purpose of Funding Transportation and Transit Services”

Mar
10

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 247,
“An Act to Create Corridor Districts for the Purpose of Funding
Transportation and Transit Services”
March 10, 2015

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Testimony in Support of LD 408, An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Changes in Sea Level

Mar
05

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
In support of LD 408,
“AN ACT TO HELP MUNICIPALITIES PREPARE
FOR CHANGES IN SEA LEVEL”
March 5, 2015

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