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Join us at a screening of "Reviving Freedom Mill" this weekend!

Sep
24

This Sunday, Sept 29th, "Reviving Freedom Mill" premiers at the Camden International Film Festival!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$40 Million to be eliminated from state tax credits, deductions and exemptions

Sep
24

GrowSmart Maine is monitoring the work of the Tax Expenditure Review Task Force, created in the 2014 Biennial Budget, which is directed to identify $40 million in reductions from the billions of dollars in tax expenditures granted each year by the state of Maine to businesses, non-profits and individuals.  Tax expenditures include deductions, credits and exemptions from state tax.  Though most relate to income

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Legislative Update: A Resolve to Provide for Livable, Affordable Neighborhoods

Sep
24

LD 1528 Stakeholder groupAs the most recent legislative session came to an end, State Representative Richard Campbell (R-Orrington) presented a bill with the potential to truly change the way communities plan for their future.  LD 1528 outlines a proposal to ensure that state-level resources are readily available to communities across Maine.

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Advocacy Wrap-up 2013

Aug
14

We wanted to share with you the outcome of a few of the bills that perhaps did not make it into the news as the First Regular Session of the 126th Legislature came to a close last month.

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Finding us in the new Gmail

Aug
14

Greetings All!

Just a quick note to let you know you may not be receiving our emails if you have the new Gmail tabbed layout. Apparently not only our newsletters, but individual, honest-to-goodness, it's really us, a person, emails are being sorted to "promotions" or "social".

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Project aims to cut heating costs for homeowners and boost local economy through wood pellet sales

Aug
13

Incentive enables switch from oil to wood pellet boilers for participants in Farmington and Wilton                                           

FARMINGTON – A new program is offering homeowners in Farmington and Wilton, Maine, the opportunity to save 40-50 percent on home heating costs by switching from oil heat to high efficiency wood pellet boilers. Municipalities and non-profits are also eligible to participate.

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Franklin Street Redesign: Linking Transportation, Economic Development, and Quality of Life

Jun
24

by Markos Miller, Guest Columnist

This month the City of Portland will be embarking on Phase 2 of the Franklin Street redesign study. Building on the 2009 Phase 1 report Reclaiming Franklin Street, this will advance the vision of Franklin Street as a vibrant urban corridor that serves as both an attractive gateway to the city, and connects neighborhoods, the waterfront, and I-295.

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MAINE’S BRIDGES RANK NINTH WORST IN NATION

Jun
19

Federal support needed to maintain safety and limit emergency repair costs of Maine’s 356 deficient bridges

 

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GrowSmart Maine Receives $50,000 Grant

Jun
17

PORTLAND - GrowSmart Maine has received a $50,000 grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation for general operations and for its work to develop and share a GIS-based resource guide for use by Mainers to create exceptional quality of life in their communities.

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A Grassroots Focus on the Feasibility of Creating Sustainable Village Centers

Jun
13

Sustain Southern Maine, a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant led by the Greater Portland Council of Governments, has been working over the last year in nine communities as part of a grassroots effort to explore sustainable development in Southern Maine.

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