The LCRPC is prioritizing environmental assessments of petroleum sites over the next several months under our EPA Brownfields Assessment Program. These sites are usually well-known in your towns: former gas stations, auto dealers, auto repair shops, junkyards, parking lots, parks, apartment buildings, and properties adjacent or nearby gas stations. (Read More)
The sun did its best to sneak through the clouds on Sunday afternoon. Bremen residents and officials happily cut the ribbon at the Town's new Hay Conservation and Recreation Area. (Read More)
New Ventures Maine's Midcoast Region is pleased to partner with Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission to offer appointments on-site at their Wiscasset office, centrally located on Route 1 across from Big Al's.
For individual assistance with your career or money goals, contact Erica Quin-Easter. For business assistance, contact Jenn Dobransky.
New Ventures's mission is helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and take action towards their goals: Starting a business, finding a career, returning to school, building assets, being active in the community. (Read More)
The next application due date for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is coming up quickly, about a month away – October 31!
If you expect to submit an application for this upcoming competition, please send Brian Wilson a quick email with the type of project, location, and estimated grant request. Not only will the office answer questions and assist you, it also helps Maine USDA’s planning.
What does REAP do?
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements
Who may apply?
Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and small businesses in eligible rural areas.
The RPC is working to inventory and map the commercial properties currently for sale in Lincoln County as a way to gather information concerning available parcels. This inventory is part of our drive to promote economic development in Lincoln County, with all information gathered from the Maine Real Estate Listings website
Work is ongoing to complete listings for all the towns in Lincoln County, having completed Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Waldoboro. To view the inventory for those towns, please click on the following links: Boothbay & Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, & Waldoboro.
Looking for basic information that could help your small business?
Recent IRS New Releases, Tax Tips, links to twitter, and the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Program. (Read More)
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/ (Read More)
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? (Read More)
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. (Read More)
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. (Read More)