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1031 Exchanges News ItemsA positive 2016 forecast for southern Maine's commercial real estate market - by Matthew Cardente - New England Real Estate Journal Online1/29/2016 2:38:00 AM
New England Real Estate Journal Online A positive 2016 forecast for southern Maine's commercial real estate market - by Matthew Cardente New England Real Estate Journal Online Additionally, the concern of interest rates is not as applicable to larger scale investors that are taking advantage of the attractive capitalization rates in Maine and are doing 1031 Exchanges or purchasing assets in full. Pending the product ... and more »
Conservation Easements News ItemsRagged Mountain conservation effort wins $500K Land for Maine's Future grant - Mainebiz11/21/2017 11:13:51 AM
Ragged Mountain conservation effort wins $500K Land for Maine's Future grant Mainebiz The project includes construction of a proposed nine-mile Round the Mountain Trail and the purchase of two conservation easements to protect more than 1,400 acres of land. According to the trust's website, the project "will permanently conserve open ...
Conference To Focus On Retaining Maine Farmland - Maine Public11/20/2017 7:38:07 PM
Conference To Focus On Retaining Maine Farmland Maine Public A recent study indicates that more than 400,000 acres of Maine farmland will change ownership over the next 10 years as farmers age and retire. That's the focus of the third annual Farmland Access Conference taking place early next month and co-hosted ...
Land for Maine's Future awards Ragged Mountain project $500000 - PenBayPilot.com11/19/2017 9:44:24 AM
PenBayPilot.com Land for Maine's Future awards Ragged Mountain project $500000 PenBayPilot.com Organizers remain focused on raising the remaining $1.2 million needed to complete the project including the construction of the proposed nine-mile Round the Mountain Trail and the purchase of two conservation easements that will protect more than 1 ... and more »
North Woods 'sugarbush' to get no funding from Land for Maine's Future - Press Herald11/9/2017 7:56:55 PM
Press Herald North Woods 'sugarbush' to get no funding from Land for Maine's Future Press Herald Launched in 1987, Maine's popular LMF program uses revenues from voter-approved bonds to conserve forests, farmlands and working waterfronts through either land sales or conservation easements . All project applicants must match LMF funding at least ... and more »
Land for Maine's Future board reviews controversial Big Six project, 24 other applicants - Press Herald11/7/2017 7:04:20 PM
Press Herald Land for Maine's Future board reviews controversial Big Six project, 24 other applicants Press Herald Big Six landowner Paul Fortin of Madison has indicated that he might be forced to cut down the maple sugarbush or sell off camp lots to cover his mortgage without the $6 million in revenue from the conservation easements . Horn also urged LMF board ... and more »
LePage-backed conservation effort raises questions - Press Herald11/5/2017 3:08:52 AM
Press Herald LePage-backed conservation effort raises questions Press Herald The Land for Maine's Future board will decide the fate this week of more than two dozen conservation projects, including a 23,600-acre proposal north of Jackman mired in debate over public access, political influence and maple syrup. Twenty-six ...
Protect Maine's heritage - Lewiston Sun Journal11/2/2017 10:53:19 PM
Protect Maine's heritage Lewiston Sun Journal Calling themselves Citizens to Save Maine's Heritage, the pro-Question 5 folks have an easy sell. Voters in Maine have supported conservation bonding with impressive, bipartisan majorities in both 1987 and 1999, and the results are evident. More than ...
Executive Director - SustainableBusiness.com10/26/2017 12:11:28 AM
Executive Director SustainableBusiness.com The mission of Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC) is the conservation of the natural habitats and resources of the coastal watersheds, islands and communities of Washington County, Maine . ~. Founded in 1987, DCC's conservation easements and preserves ... and more »
Succession Planning News ItemsCMP President and CEO Sara Burns to retire by year's end - Mainebiz11/16/2017 2:50:00 PM
Mainebiz CMP President and CEO Sara Burns to retire by year's end Mainebiz Burns told Mainebiz in a Q&A interview published in October that if CMP's bid is successful, it is projected to save $40 million per year for Maine in annual electricity cost savings to ratepayers over the 20-year forecast period (2023-42). Winning ... and more »
Maine Law tackles the need for more young lawyers in state's rural communities - Mainebiz11/15/2017 6:11:33 AM
Mainebiz Maine Law tackles the need for more young lawyers in state's rural communities Mainebiz As part of an overall effort to provide legal help in rural areas, the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, a legal aid organization formerly housed within the Pine Tree Legal Society, is promoting a technology-based solution for Mainers otherwise unable ...
Spinnaker's incoming president eager to tackle the challenges ahead - Mainebiz11/10/2017 11:48:07 AM
Mainebiz Spinnaker's incoming president eager to tackle the challenges ahead Mainebiz The other piece of the succession planning , that we spent a lot of time on over the last few years, is bringing up the next generation behind us. Succession planning is not just one event. It's constant. MB: Where do you find new talent in today's ...
Lawyers, firms recognized for excellence - Press Herald11/10/2017 10:20:14 AM
Press Herald Lawyers, firms recognized for excellence Press Herald Previously, he worked as a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Jon Levy for the District of Maine . Elizabeth Hunt joined Murray Plumb & Murray as a partner. Hunt will focus on areas of trust and estate planning and administration. In addition ...
USDA: Maine Blueberry Prices Sunk to 10 year low in 2016 - AgWeb6/30/2017 4:49:26 PM
AgWeb USDA: Maine Blueberry Prices Sunk to 10 year low in 2016 AgWeb The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Maine's wild blueberry growers saw another decrease in crop value in 2016. Wild blueberries are one of Maine's most recognized agriculture products. Production of the blueberries has been high in recent years ...