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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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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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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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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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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TechHire Training for IT Sector

TechHire Maine: Connecting Maine’s Workforce to Careers in IT and Computing

TechHire is a multi-year job training initiative to build Maine’s information technology (IT) workforce. Funded through June 2020, the initiative aims to recruit, assess, train, and place individuals in well-paying, middle- and high-skilled occupations in IT and computing. TechHire staff work with both young adults (ages 17-29) seeking training and careers, and with businesses with IT needs.

 

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Maine JobLink Full of Resources and Assistance For Businesses and Employees

Are you looking for work? Ready to explore new careers? Take a look at Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Employment Services and its CareerCenter network, and the Maine JobLink (the "new" Maine Job Bank). Employers and job seekers can explore the new system HERE. 

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IRS Small Business Help

Looking for basic IRS information that could help your small business? 

Learn more about the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Program (big words for Maine-based staff who want to assist small businesses!), Tax Tips, and more. 

The IRS presents webinars on many subjects. A series in late November and December will focus on Tax Reform for practitioners and the industry. 

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Boothbay Harbor Flood Project

The LCRPC and Maine Geological Survey undertook a study to evaluate the effect of various sea level rise scenarios on the Town of Boothbay Harbor, in addition to nearly 450 miles of Maine's mid-coast region.

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