New Maine Department of Labor JobLink Website

The Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Employment Services and its CareerCenter network has launched the new Maine JobLink, the replacement system to the Maine Job Bank. Employers and job seekers can explore the new system at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/

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Summer Trolley Rolling on Fridays and Saturdays!

The Trolley Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 EXCURSION SUMMER SCHEDULE!

Choose your destination, leave your car, and take the trolley instead! Enthusiastically greeted by locals and visitors alike, the Midcoast Trolley is a broad collaboration between two peninsulas, several towns, and the generosity of many businesses and partners, making the trolley a successful, affordable and enjoyable transportation option.

                                                                   

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How environmental assessments lead to job creation

Brownfields -- what's all this talk about "brownfields"? Are you looking to purchase and re-development property in Lincoln County for commercial or industrial uses?

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Resources for Small Businesses

Our Small Business Forum last month provided lots of key connections for small businesses in Lincoln County. 
Here's some info on business assistance and workforce funding, on SCORE and the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Program.  

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DEP Grants to Dresden and Whitefield Benefits Habitats and Roads

The Town of Dresden will receive $84,600 in Water Bond funds toward funding of a culvert replacement project on an unnamed stream, part of the extensive and important aquatic system that includes Dresden Bog, Mill Creek and Pinkham Pond, and crosses Bog Road just north of Dresden Bog. The stream supports a wide variety of fish species including alewives, brook trout, American eel and blue back herring and represents an important habitat in Lincoln County

The Town of Whitefield will receive $74,600 for a project on Finn Brook, part of the Sheepscot River watershed, which crosses under Vigue Road via an undersized and deteriorated metal culvert. The culvert is rusted away at bottom of the outlet end to the extent that only the ribs remain; it is also shows signs of deflection along its length and a bulge protrudes inward at one point. There is also evidence of erosion of the road shoulders into the brook.  Essentially, the crossing is at the end of its useful life and is in danger of failure.

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Speed Management in Rural Communities Webinar

Many rural communities have developed around highways or major county roads. As a result, the main street through these communities is often part of a high-speed rural highway. Highways and county roads are characterized by high speeds outside the city limits; they then transition into a reduced-speed section through the rural community. Consequently, drivers passing through the community often enter at high speeds and maintain those speeds as they travel through the community. 

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Important MDOT Projects in Wiscasset & Boothbay

In Boothbay, the Route 27 traffic pattern plan presentation has been recorded by MDOT traffic consultant Mark Lenters with GHD, Inc., for public distribution - you can watch here. Boothbay's selectboard meeting concerning this project can be viewed here

In Wiscasset, MDOT officials will share a number of different proposals under consideration for improving traffic flow through downtown Wiscasset. That flyer is here

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AquaVentus Maine

In April 2016, New England Aqua Ventus I (the Project) entered a national competition with other offshore wind projects for the opportunity to receive $40 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding.

The Project partners include Emera Inc., Cianbro Corporation, the University of Maine and UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and DCNS. Initially assembled by UMaine, this global consortium has formed a collaborative leadership team to develop, construct and operate this offshore wind project. It is expected that more than 25 other organizations will contribute to Project success.

The site for this project has been chosen just off the coast of Monhegan Island. Two turbines will be placed there for several years. 

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Promoting local businesses

Shop local, build your market and partners by joining our Lincoln County online business directory.

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07.30Beginning Farmer Workshop July 30, 2016

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