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Sep
12

GSM Summit 2014Why should you register for the GrowSmart Maine Summit 2014 - The Dollars and $ense of Smart Growth?

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Clean Water for Maine - Vote Yes on 6

Sep
10

Clean Water and Safe Communities Coalition

Yes On 6 – Clean Water & Clean Water Jobs for Maine:
Something all Mainers can agree on.

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GrowSmart Maine Summit 2014 Registration is Now Open!

Sep
02

It's finally here!  Registration for the GrowSmart Maine Summit 2014 - The Dollars and $ense of Smart Growth is now open!  Register now! Tuesday, October 21st at the Augusta Civic Center.

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Bond Issues on the November Ballot

Aug
21

Though it is still summer, GrowSmart Maine has turned an eye towards the upcoming elections and the 2015 Legislative Session.  This month, we’ll focus on the Bonds on the November Ballot.

GrowSmart Maine has consistently supported sound, balanced proposals for public borrowing, in the form of general revenue bonds.  This fall, Maine voters will have a chance to weigh in on six proposals, which follow Question 1, the bear hunting referendum.

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Maine Department of Transportation Adopts Complete Streets Policy

Aug
21

Bicycle Coalition of Maine, GrowSmart Maine and other partners join together to help create an innovative statewide policy

PORTLAND, Maine – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine and GrowSmart Maine are proud to announce that after two years of collaborative work from partners around the state, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has adopted a statewide Complete Streets Policy. This policy outlines how MaineDOT and its project partners will consider the needs of all types of users when planning and developing projects.

“This formalized policy, based on federal law and existing state and federal policies, helps ensure Maine’s transportation system is safe for all people, and is intended to help create and maintain economically vibrant community environments,” said MaineDOT Commissioner Bernhardt.

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PRESS RELEASE - GrowSmart Maine receives $45,000 in Grant Awards

Jun
11

PRESS RELEASE

June 11, 2014
GrowSmart Maine
415 Congress St, Suite #204
Portland, ME 04101
207.699.4330
CONTACT: Mary H. Mayo

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126th Legislative Session Wrap-up

May
15

The 126th Legislature adjourned sine die, “without day” on May 1st, completing work begun when they first convened in January of 2013.  This short session, intended for budget adjustments and emergency legislation, provided GrowSmart Maine with significant opportunities to support smart growth efforts across the state.  Here is a brief recap of the 2014 session:

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2014 ANNUAL MEREDA SPRING CONFERENCE

May
09

50th to 1st: Ingredients of a Successful Economic Development Plan:

How does Maine move to the top of Forbes Magazine's 'Best State to do Business' list?  A primer from away

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Historic Preservation Forum Credits Restoration

May
07

On a sunny Tuesday morning in Portland, a diverse group of nearly 40 people filled the lobby of PDT Architects' Dartmouth Street offices, all present to hear how historic preservation tax credits could be used for small projects.  You've all seen the majestic mill buildings along the river, restored to their former glory, now housing families, artist studios and breweries.

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GROWashington-Aroostook, an on-line Plan for an on-line World

Apr
18

- Judy East ~ Executive Director, Washington County Council of Governments

Most professional planners bristle when (usually) non-planners boast, "this xyz initiative won't be just another plan that collects dust on a shelf".  

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