Collins, King Announce $500,000 for Eastern Maine Economic Development

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded a $500,000 Economic Recovery Assistance grant to Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC). The funding will be used to establish a plan to support redevelopment and revitalization in Eastern Maine and to provide assistance to businesses that have been affected by the closure of manufacturing plants.


Senator Collins Announces Yarmouth Native Selected to Senate Page Program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Yarmouth native Samuel “Sammy” Holmes Potter has been selected for the United States Senate Page Program for the spring of 2017. Sammy was nominated to the program by Senator Collins following a competitive selection process. He is the son of Ben and Dina Potter.


Senator Collins Congratulates Maine Potato Board, UMaine on Release of New Caribou Russet Potato

Bangor, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins attended the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor today, where she congratulated the Maine Potato Board and University of Maine researchers on the release of the highly anticipated Caribou Russet potato. The Caribou Russet was first announced last spring. Since then, commercial seed has been developed, planted, and harvested, with the first crop being made widely available to consumers this weekend.