Latest Chellie Pingree News

USDA to help Maine meat processor rebuild after plant fire

Nov. 29, 2021 09:09 AM EST

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a small meat processor in Maine with $200,000 to help rebuild from a devastating fire last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the money to Nest & Mullen LLC of Kennebunk, Democratic Rep....

Maine institute gets $750K to help state's marine startups

Oct. 09, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A research institute in Maine has been awarded $750,000 from the federal government to help marine startups. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine said the Economic Development Administration awarded the money to Gulf of Maine Research...

Senate confirms McElwee as Maine's top federal prosecutor

Oct. 05, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

The U.S. Senate confirmed federal prosecutor Darcie McElwee on Tuesday to serve as U.S. attorney for Maine. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who shares a hometown of Caribou with McElwee, spoke in support of the nomination on the Senate floor. The nomination was confirmed...

Judiciary Committee advances nomination of new US attorney

Oct. 04, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced the nomination of longtime federal prosecutor Darcie McElwee to serve as U.S. attorney for Maine. The nomination will likely be acted on by the full Senate this week or next week, officials said. McElwee has been a federal...

Maine rep: National Blueberry Month to include wild berries

Sep. 27, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congresswoman from Maine has pushed for National Blueberry Month to include wild blueberries, which are a major crop in the state. National Blueberry Month is in July. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree pushed the House Agriculture Committee to...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

Officials: Maine loggers should apply for COVID-19 aid soon

Sep. 16, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's congressional delegation are urging members of Maine's timber industry to take advantage of federal COVID-19 relief. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden said Thursday that timber harvesters and haulers...