Flag to watch over new Medway Athletic Fields | It’s been a labor love 10 years in the making. George McLaughlin remembers watching his grandaughter playing a soccer game on a field that was practically under water. That sparked a journey to create fantastic athletic fields for Medway Middle School sports teams and host tournaments.
With support from the school board, the town, and the community, the Medway fields project has invested almost $1 million dollars to create beautiful new fields for baseball, softball and soccer that young athletes will play on for generations. The fields are fenced in, and even have a moveable fence to host softball and baseball games. The project started from the ground up and included excavation, setting drainage pipes and a filter pond. Extra loam was added to the fields to get them into perfect shape. The grass is in. The scoreboard is up. The parking lot is ready for spectators.
The fields need a flagpole and a flag to fly over the scoreboard.
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.
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