Community Development Position Open

The LCRPC is looking for an energetic, skilled professional to join our team as a Community Development Specialist. Here is the JOB AD

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New hands-free driving law takes effect 9/19

Maine's new hands-free driving law takes effect on Thursday, September 19th. Drivers may not use, manipulate, or hold a mobile device while driving. According to AAA, distracted driving kills an average of 9 people and injures over 1,000 every day in the US. Everyone who drives or rides in a car can do their part to keep themselves and their fellow road users safe by preventing distracted driving.

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Renewable Energy Technical Assistance Available to Small Businesses and Farmers in Lincoln County

Can renewable energy sources help you reduce expenses? Lincoln County Regional Planning has funds this summer to conduct renewable energy site assessments for small businesses and farmers.

LCRPC will arrange for a site visit and report to be conducted by certified energy consultants at no cost to you. Interested farms and businesses can get started by filling in this FORM, or ontacting or Mary Ellen Barnes ([email protected]).

The LCRPC and the USDA Rural Development Maine Office will also meet with participants to provide information and assistance in implementing selected energy recommendations through possible state and federal grants, loans, or incentives.

As energy prices rise and your business grows, renewable energy could be an effective way to help lower your operating expenses!

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Regional Broadband Conversation

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, residents and businesses in Damariscotta, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Bristol, South Bristol, and Bremen are invited to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about broadband at 6 pm at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta.

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Maine DEP seeks second round of proposals for municipal stream crossing grants

AUGUSTA, September 9, 2019 — The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for public infrastructure improvement projects on municipal roads involving culvert upgrades of stream crossings to improve public safety, minimize impacts to water quality and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.

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New Veteran Resource Info

Check out LCRPC's new Veterans Services page! Information listed includes career and job fair dates/locations, as well as healthcare information from various organizations such as the Maine Bureau of Veteran’s Services and the Maine Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Information about the Maine VFW and where to find your closest American Legion Post are also listed.

Check out the new page HERE!


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New EPA Hazardous Site Assessment Project

The LCRPC has been awarded $200,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to assist in the inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement activities for hazardous waste sites in the County.

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New Lincoln County Recycling Program

Lincoln County Recycling announces a new recycling program for residents of Wiscasset, Westport Island, and Alna, beginning July 1. For those towns, you'll find a new guide to recycling HERE

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Lincoln County Health Profile

Over 60 residents of Lincoln County met Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, at Lincoln Academy to review Lincoln County's 2018 Health Profile and discuss the County's top health needs and what resources are available or are needed to meet these needs. 

 

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Locations of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Lincoln County and Maine

Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming more common in today's world. CNBC reports that the International Energy Agency predicts that the number of electric vehicles on the road internationally will hit 125 million by 2030 (up from 3.1 million in 2017). Please visit PlugShare's website HERE and the Alternative Fuel Data Center's website HERE to see where EV charging stations are located in Lincoln County and in Maine.   

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