Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $55 Million Contract for New Crane at PNSY

 Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Navy awarded a $54,928,445 contract to Konecranes Nuclear Equipment and Services to provide a 140-ton portal crane to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery. 

 

This year, the Navy announced that it would refuel and extend the life of up to seven Los Angeles-class submarines, and that all of those availabilities will be performed at PNSY.  The crane will allow PNSY to safely refuel the submarines with new reactor cores. 

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $2,482,515 to Support Arts Curriculum in Portland and Lewiston

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Side x Side, Inc., will receive a four-year, $2,482,515 grant through the U.S. Department of Education.  The funding will support Side x Side’s project titled “(Re)Imagining Education” to promote arts curriculum in Portland and Lewiston elementary schools.  The University of Southern Maine will be Side x Side’s primary partner.  Senators Collins and King wrote a letter to the Department of Education in support of this grant.

 

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Statement from Senator Collins on Threatening Letter to Bangor Home

Annie Clark, spokesman for Senator Collins, issued the following statement:

 

“Senator Collins’s husband, Tom Daffron, today received a threatening letter that the writer claimed was contaminated with ricin, a highly hazardous substance which was used in a previous attack against the United States Senate.  Mr. Daffron, their dog, and parts of their home were quarantined while the crime lab undertook an analysis of the premises.  The affected areas have now been cleared, and Senator Collins and Mr. Daffron will be able to remain at home tonight.

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Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Tribes Receive $440,011 in Opioid and Healthcare Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that four Maine Native communities will receive a total of $440,011 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to respond to substance abuse and jumpstart community health projects. These four grants will primarily address the impact of the opioid epidemic on Maine’s Native communities.

 

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