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Posted on: May 21, 2020

GPCOG 2020 Annual Summit

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The Annual Summit begins at 1 p.m. with a 30-minute business meeting of GPCOG General Assembly delegates.

Please join us at 1:30 p.m. on Zoom to learn what our panelists believe are the most important ways to respond, recover, and reinvent our region. They...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Get interactive updates on COVID-19 in our region

Westbrook firefighters ready to battle COVID-19

Follow the Responding to COVID-19 in Our Region blog to stay informed about what our communities are doing to protect residents and slow the spread COVID-19.  Sign up for updates.

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News from GPCOG
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Portland officials look for ways to help those struggling with opioid addiction

City officials talk to each other at a meeting on opioids addiction and misuse.

Portland officials, including council and school board members, health care workers, police and school staff are looking for gaps in the safety net that can catch those struggling with addiction and opioid misuse.

Portland is the third municipality in the ...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2020

Bath weighs public access in wake of Zoom-bombing

The Greater Portland Council of Governments advises municipalities to make remote meetings “as public as any physical meeting in town hall,” according to an online notice.

“That means residents should be able to enter the meet...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

The region’s seven agencies are receiving $53 million the federal relief package to weather the fina

Millions of dollars in federal relief funds are heading to Maine to help several Greater Portland transportation agencies weather the financial blow caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Greater Portland Metro, the City of South Portland Bus Service, Casco B...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

GPCOG offers Rapid Response Micro-loan Program for small businesses and nonprofit organizations

The Greater Portland Council of Governments also announced Tuesday that it has launched a rapid response micro-loan program to support the region’s small businesses and nonprofits that need working capital amid the outbreak.

Qualifying businesses...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Municipal And Health Officials Meet To Discuss Maine's Response To Coronavirus

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Local, county and state officials from the greater Portland area met Wednesday to strategize and coordinate preparations for any possible outbreak of the new coronavirus. The safety of the public and of public servants alike is top-of-mind.

In a small conf...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

The Greater Portland Council of Governments hosts a briefing on coronavirus for municipal leaders

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Health experts say hospitals are getting ready for "surge capacities."

According to the Maine CDC, personal items like pens, phones and laptops can hold coronavirus germs for several hours.

They don’t want people to panic about the outbr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Portland officials look for ways to help those struggling with opioid addiction

City officials talk to each other at a meeting on opioids addiction and misuse.

Portland officials, including council and school board members, health care workers, police and school staff are looking for gaps in the safety net that can catch those struggling with addiction and opioid misuse.

Portland is the third municipality in the ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Westbrook City Council unanimously adopts affordable housing resolution

WESTBROOK— City officials voted unanimously Monday to adopt an affordable housing resolution that looks to increase low- and middle-income households by 10% by 2025.

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) came up with the resolution afte...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

PACTS 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

All federally funded projects must be in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in order to receive federal funding. These projects are located in the PACTS area and are funded with...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Proposed amendments to STIP

Pursuant to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 9030.1E, Chapter 5: The public involvement procedures associated with TIP development were used to satisfy the program-of-projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program under Section 5...

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Public Notices