Millinocket Marathon Katahdin Community Stimulus | For the past five Decembers a brave and mighty contingent of runners and supporters have descended upon the Katahdin region to race in the Millinocket Marathon and Half. The spirit of the race continues to be one of giving back and boosting local businesses and organizations in the region. This year, the Millinocket Marathon and Half is cancelled due to COVID-19 as large gatherings for race events are not safe. The spirit of the race lives on!
Mobilize Katahdin - COVID -19 Community Response | Mobilize Katahdin is a coalition of partners in the Katahdin Region dedicated to organizing mutual aid efforts and connecting people to accurate information and local resources. Modelled after other quick community responses within Maine, Mobilize Katahdin contributions will be used to support our Katahdin region community members impacted by COVID-19. This community support fund will be used to help neighbors whose households are facing economic crisis due to employers closing or needing to stay home from work to care for children while schools are closed.
BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that three grantees in the state of Maine have been selected to receive $1.3 million to assess and clean up contaminated properties under the agency's Brownfields Program.
These funds will support under-served and economically disadvantaged communities around the state in assessing and cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. The Maine grant award announcements are among 151 communities across the nation to receive 154 grant awards totaling $66.5 million in Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grants.
MILLINOCKET – A volunteer development group in Millinocket is launching a second round of infrastructure upgrades at the town’s former paper mill site.
In total, Our Katahdin will spend $8.5 million on improvements to its roads, rail, water and sewer systems, as well as to its power grid and data capacity. It is partly funding the upgrades with a $5.36 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that was awarded two years ago.
It's Our Heritage - Bangor Daily News
Collins, King, Poliquin Applaud Purchase of Former Millinocket Mill - Joint Statement
Nonprofit buys former Great Northern Paper holdings in Millinocket - Portland Press Herald
Katahdin group buys former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket - Bangor Daily News
Millinocket receives portion of mill site in 'Our Katahdin' deal - News Center Maine