© 2024 Maine Public

Bangor Studio/Membership Department
63 Texas Ave.
Bangor, ME 04401

Lewiston Studio
1450 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, ME 04240

Portland Studio
323 Marginal Way
Portland, ME 04101

Registered 501(c)(3) EIN: 22-3171529
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Scroll down to see all available streams.

Money for National Guard Center in Northern Maine Clears Hurdle

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - A key Senate committee is signing off on funding for a new National Guard center in northern Maine.
 
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $17.5 million for the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Presque Isle. Collins says the money would be used to construct a more than 43,000-square-foot training facility that would replace an existing building she says isn't up to modern standards.
 
Collins says the new center is "essential'' for the 185th Engineer Support Company of the Maine National Guard to recruit and provide security.
 
The funding proposal was included in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that will now be considered by the entire Senate.