2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 Feb 2005 17:30:07 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Kittery (ME) prepares for potential shipyard closure
Kittery plans for the worst 

By Elizabeth Kenny 
Portsmouth Herald (ME/NH)
February 23, 2005

KITTERY, Maine - The town has received $175,000 to prepare for the
potential closure of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and with it the loss
of more than 4,800 Seacoast jobs. 

The grant from the federal government will be used to hire a
professional contractor to help set up an economic development
commission in town. The commission will work to ensure that a base
closure won't leave the Seacoast area devastated, according to Paul
Schumacher, executive director of Southern Maine Regional Planning
Commission, who applied for the grant on the town's behalf. 

Schumacher said the grant, available through the Office of Economic
Adjustment of the Department of Defense, will be used to prepare a
contingency plan before mid-May, when the Defense Department is expected
to release a sweeping list of potential base closures. 


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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