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EPA Selects Three Projects in Maine to Receive $1.3 Million for Brownfields Cleanup

EPA-LOGO.pngBOSTON – 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.

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Millinocket group launches $8.5 million in upgrades to former mill site

bdn.pngMILLINOCKET – 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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Our Katahdin Newsletter - Spring 2020

Our KatahdinGreetings from your friends at Our Katahdin. We hope you are keeping healthy and safe during these truly extraordinary times. We are inspired to see our community banding together and supporting each other as we find new ways of living and staying productive.

Like you, we are so grateful to our dedicated local healthcare professionals, first responders, retail employees, educators, volunteers and other essential frontline workers who remain the courageous engines of our community and country, now more than ever. COVID-19 is affecting all of us, either through direct health effects or indirectly through unprecedented closures. These effects are felt most strongly by our most vulnerable populations.



Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"