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Broadband bill supporters: High-speed Internet key to Maine economy

Apr
22

Rep. Gideon’s plan works with municipalities to expand broadband

Rep. Gideon speaks to the press regarding LD 1063AUGUSTA –  Supporters of a bipartisan measure to help Maine municipalities develop a robust broadband infrastructure are speaking up about the importance of high-speed Internet to education, rural communities, businesses and investment in the state’s economy.  

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Kennebunkport Arborist to Receive Frank Knight Community Service Award during Arbor Week Celebration

Apr
15

 - Contributed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry will recognize the importance of trees in urban settings and the dedication of Maine communities to caring for those trees during its 2015 Maine Arbor Week Celebration. 

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Legislative Midterms!

Apr
15

The first regular session of the 127th Legislature is at about the midterm mark, so it seems a good time for a perspective check.  GrowSmart Maine reviewed bill titles when they were released in January, viewing this as just the beginning of the process, since little more is known about the proposals at that point than the name of the bill and its sponsor.  As bills are printed, we are reviewing titles and bill summaries once again to see which meet our criteria for engagement – in that the topic area relates to smart growth issues and for which our voice will provide a unique perspective a

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Climate Tour: Denmark 2015

Apr
15

-Contributed by Sue Inches

A study tour to Denmark, the world leader in sustainability and renewable energy, is being planned for Aug.30-Sept 6. Denmark is a small country of 5 million people with similar natural resources to those we have in Maine. There’s a lot we can learn from our visit there.

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Testimony in favor of LD 646,“An Act To Provide Incentives for Municipal Cooperation and Shared Services” as well as LD 871, “An Act To Provide for Cooperation between Municipalities with Tax Increment Financing Districts”

Apr
15

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 646, “An Act To Provide Incentives for Municipal Cooperation and
Shared Services”
April 15, 2015

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Testimony in support of LD 706 “Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study Transportation Funding Reform”

Apr
14

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 706
“Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study Transportation
Funding Reform”
April 14, 2015

Senator Collins, Representative McLean and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.
I regret that I cannot attend this hearing today and thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony in support of this bill.

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Testimony in Opposition to LD 161,“An Act to Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine”

Apr
09

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in opposition to LD 161,
“An Act to Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine”
April 9, 2015

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Testimony in support of LD 909 “An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning”

Apr
07

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 909
“An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning”
April 6, 2015

Senator Whittemore, Representative Martin and members of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. I regret that I cannot attend this hearing today.

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Testimony in Favor of LD 826, “An Act To Promote Maine's Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investments in High-speed Internet”

Apr
02

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 826
“An Act To Promote Maine's Economic Development and Critical
Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and
Residences by Strategic Public Investments in High-speed Internet”
April 2, 2015

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