Getting Rural America Back on its Feet

Yes, rural residents want to walk — and small towns see pedestrian traffic as a way to revitalize their downtowns.

https://www.planning.org/planning/2019/dec/backonitsfeet/

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Heating and Community Resources

It's almost that time of year: worries about heating costs, celebrating the holidays within a tight budget. United Way of Mid Coast Maine has provided this up-to-date information on winter resources in Lincoln County and neighboring towns. 

A Community Services Directory

KVCAP Energy & Housing Assistance

By town, Supplemental Resources Fuel Assistance, SNAP, WIC, Free Tax Preparation.

Holiday Events & Resources

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2020 CDBG Grant Schedule Announced

Check out the full 2020  Program Statement to learn the details for the several different grant programs and the application process for each HERE. The Office of Community Development, within the Department of Economic and Community Development, oversees this competitive allocation of HUD funds for Downtown Revitalization, Public Service, Economic Development Assistance, Microenterprise Assistance, and Housing Assistance.

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Digital Inclusion Center Opens

The National Digital Equity Center opened their southern Maine hub about a month ago in the LCRPC building. Lincoln County and the RPC are pleased to welcome such a key partner in digital education and workforce training. 

Computers -- at home, in school, and on the job -- are so much a part of our lives. Keeping skills fresh, learning about technology and software, especially if you're going back to school or aiming for a new job, is so important. NDEC will be offering free classes around Lincoln County, including Intro to Computers, Social Media and Web Tools, Email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, QuickBooks, and more!

What do you want to learn? Please take this survey and let the NDEC staff know your interests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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 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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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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