Collins, King Congratulate Three Maine Schools Recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Fourteenth Street School in Bangor, Connors-Emerson School in Bar Harbor, and Falmouth Elementary School for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. These Maine schools are three of only 342 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2017. 

 

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More Than 300 Advocacy Groups Oppose Graham-Cassidy

Washington, D.C. - More than 300 health care advocacy groups, including several representing Mainers, oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal. This astonishing number of advocacy groups representing physicians, patients, insurance providers, and hospitals highlighted a wide range of reasons for their opposition to the proposal, including:

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Collins and King Announce More Than $300,000 in Funding to the Aroostook County Action Program from U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded the Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) grant funding totaling $304,291. The funding, allocated through the DOL’s Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program, will support women seeking training in non-traditional jobs in northern Maine.

 

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Collins, King Announce $454,532 in Funding to Build Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center at University of Maine

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the University of Maine System will receive a grant of $454,532 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center, which will establish a center for forest industry partners, trade organization, construction firms, architects, and other key stakeholders to revitalize and diversify Maine’s forest-based economy by advancing new forest products technologies and bringing innovative mass timber manufacturing to Maine.

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