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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Recreational 2016 Trails Program Grant

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), the successor to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), transfers a percentage of gasoline taxes paid on non-highway recreational use in off-highway vehicles from the Highway Trust Fund into the Recreational Trails Program for trail development, improvement and maintenance.

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Grants for Wetland Projects Available

The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for wetland restoration, enhancement and creation projects to include provisions for climate change, flood protection and resiliency and to improve wildlife habitat.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1964 (LWCF) was established to assist federal, state and local governments in the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreation facilities. Administered at the federal level by the National Park Service and at the state level by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, LWCF grants can provide up to 50% of the allowable costs for approved acquisition or development projects for public outdoor recreation.

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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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How environmental assessments lead to job creation

Brownfields -- what does this mean? Are you looking to purchase and re-development property in Lincoln County for commercial or industrial uses?

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CDBG Program Statement 2016

The State of Maine Community Block Development Grant 2016 Porgram statement is available! The Program Statement describes the method by which 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds will be distributed. The 2016 CDBG program was developed by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) following a review of past programs, a forum with program constituents, 3 state-wide public forums and a comprehensive assessment of statewide community and economic development needs

 

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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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03.16Beginning Farmer Workshops - Mar, Apr, Jul 2016

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