Stories about Loring Development Authority


Former Loring Air Force Base airman recalls dramatic midair rescue over Atlantic

By Theron Larkins, Aroostook Republican & News on Aug. 02, 2014, at 8:49 a.m.
LIMESTONE | While revisiting northern Maine last week, a former Loring Air Force Base airman recalled how he and his KC-135 Stratotanker crew were involved in a dramatic rescue mission over the Atlantic Ocean three decades ago. Ron Craft, who was stationed at the base from 1981 to 1985, …
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has received federal funds to redevelop this building, a former maintenance facility on what was the Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick, into a small-business incubator and technology accelerator for advanced manufacturing companies.

Feds award $2 million to create high-tech manufacturing hub in Brunswick

By Whit Richardson on Oct. 22, 2013, at 2 p.m.
A building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station will become a business incubator and technology accelerator for advanced manufacturing companies, thanks to a $2 million grant from the federal government announced Tuesday. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, along with Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., will receive a …
Bill Warner, a speed racer and tropical fish seller from Wimauma, Fla., was attempting to hit 300 mph within 1 mile when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed earlier this year at land speed trials at the former Loring Air Force base.

Motorcyclist’s fatal accident at Loring time trials linked to rear tire trouble

By Lisa Wilcox, Aroostook Republican & News on Sept. 20, 2013, at 12:06 p.m.
LIMESTONE | Land speed racing events are expected to continue at the former Loring Air Force base but with increased inspections in light of an accident that resulted in the death of racer William “Bill” Warner in July. Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., who set the world record for …
Approximately six weeks after the controlled implosion of the old heat plant at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone failed to bring down the entire structure, crews from Engineered Products in Portland pulled the last pieces down just before lunch time on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. The steel, concrete and other material from the 64-year-old  building, pictured here roughly a day before it was completely dismantled, will be hauled away by Engineered Products. The company will cut and remove steel from the demolished building and sell the steel to help cover its demolition costs.

Six weeks after failed implosion, last of Loring heat plant comes down

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 30, 2011, at 4:42 p.m.
LIMESTONE | About six weeks after the controlled implosion of the old heat plant at the former Loring Air Force Base failed to bring down the entire structure, crews with the Portland-based company responsible for the work took down the last pieces of the building just before lunch time …

Airborne wind turbines to be tested in Limestone

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 26, 2011, at 4:56 p.m.
The skies around the Loring Commerce Centre will look a bit different this fall now that a Massachusetts-based business has secured the rights to test its airborne wind turbines at the former air force base. Carl Flora, president and CEO of the Loring Development Authority, said that …

$21 million Limestone upgrade touted by state, federal officials

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 06, 2011, at 8:17 p.m.
Senior environmental officials from state and federal agencies were in Limestone last week to check out a project being touted for its environmental and economic benefits. The Limestone Water and Sewer District recently completed a $21 million upgrade at what is now the Greater Limestone Regional Wastewater …
A demolition worker stands at the Loring central heat plant on Friday, August 5, 2011. The steel beams of the building are being notched to make the collapse predictable during its implosion on August 13, 2011.

Weeks of planning, prep work lead to planned 6-second implosion at Loring

By Julia Bayly on Aug. 06, 2011, at 4:44 p.m.
LIMESTONE | When officials with Engineered Products of Maine flip the switch this weekend to bring down the old heat plant at the former Loring Air Force base, they will have touched off the largest implosion in the state. “This is the company’s biggest demolition project,” Steve Milley, president …

$1.1 million grant to fund renovations at Loring Development Authority

By Jen Lynds on April 22, 2011, at 4:15 p.m.
LIMESTONE | The Loring Development Authority has been awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to finance critical repairs and infrastructure upgrades of water distribution and treatment systems serving the Loring Commerce Centre. Members of Maine’s congressional delegation on Friday announced the award from the Economic Development Administration. The EDA …