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New president, CEO joins Aroostook County economic development group

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 05, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.
CARIBOU | A public-private group that has worked for almost nine years to advance economic development in Aroostook County has begun the new year with a new leader. During a press conference at the Northern Maine Development Commission offices in Caribou on Wednesday, Aroostook Partnership for Progress introduced Bob …
Wade Hanson has resigned as Houlton’s community development director to take a similar position with the Houlton Band of Maliseets.

Houlton planning director to take similar post with Maliseets

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Sept. 23, 2011, at 4:41 p.m.
The town will soon be looking for a new community development director following the announcement that Wade Hanson is stepping down from his position after 11 years of service to the municipality. Hanson’s final day with the town is Sept. 30. Starting Oct. 3, he tackles his …

Commission receives $1.9M to help create renewable energy jobs

on Sept. 22, 2011, at 3:08 p.m.
BANGOR | The Northern Maine Development Commission will receive about $1.9 million to establish a Renewable Energy Industry Cluster with the goal of creating jobs by replacing or supplementing fuel oil furnaces in homes and businesses with wood biomass units. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud praised the announced funding for …

DEP commissioner to visit cleanup sites in Washburn, Wallagrass

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 03, 2011, at 6:41 p.m.
Patricia Aho, acting commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, will be in Aroostook County for a two-day tour that will take her to several businesses and to two significant environmental cleanup sites. Samantha Depoy-Warren, spokesperson for the DEP, said on Tuesday that the tour will …