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Small Harbor Improvement Program, MaineDOT, Application Process is Open

Feb
28

Reminder:  SMALL HARBOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN

This is a reminder that the MaineDOT Small Harbor Improvement Program is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for communities interested in SHIP funding to assist with local facilities for upcoming budget(s).  The program requires a minimum 50% match.

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Friends of Pettingill in Lewiston Advocate for an Expanded Public Park

Feb
27

Guest Blog by Ted Walworth, Chairman of the Friends of Pettingill

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Public Forum tonight in Lewiston, 7 p.m.

Nov
07

Public Forum in Lewiston Tonight at 7, on LURC and a national forest in Northern Maine.

 

GrowSmart Maine is actively engaged in conversations about the future of LURC; working with others who have recommended changes to how the Land Use Regulation Commission functions, but stressing the importatnce of keeping one agency and one process across Maine’s unorganized territories. 

GrowSmart Maine has not weighed in on the concept of a national park in Northern Maine

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Action Alert! Please Contact our US Senators and ask their support for the HUD/DOT Sustainable Communities Program

Sep
13

Maine has two ongoing Sustainable Communities Programs, one in Northern and Downeast Maine and one in Greater Portland.  Please reach out to our Senators to ensure these regional planning initiavies can continue!

 

Please contact Senators Collins and Snowe

 

Email title:   Take action: Partnership for Sustainable Communities in Real Danger

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Quality of Place in Another Place

Aug
18

Nancy shops for a basket on market dayThrough a twist of fate, I made an unanticipated trip to France in July, and spent nearly two weeks in a medieval city of 11,000 located in the Midi-Pyrenees region, just a few hours drive north of Spain. 

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Bethel Area Chamber After Hours at Gehring Green

Aug
12

“Historic estate living with modern amenities in the heart of Maine's most beautiful mountain village”

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Stonington is the first leg of the Downeast trek

Jul
18

I spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Stonington, enjoying Fishermen's Day – a celebration of fishermen hosted by the Island Fishermen's Wives Association. It was a great chance to meet folks in the community who are supporting the fisheries and the broader community. I spoke with about twenty people about their community, and about GSM's work. I explained that I am traveling Downeast for a few days to get a sense of what's working and what's not for their economy, environment, and communities.

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