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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Amtrak Downeaster Adds More Train Service
PORTLAND, Maine, July 15 -- The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) issued the following news release: The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced that the Amtrak Downeaster will begin operating four round-trip trains between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA every day beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020 as it enters Phase 2 of service restoration. Other Phase 2 service elements include the availability of onboard food service and the re-opening of some Downeas  more

Maine U.S. Attorney, IRS Criminal Investigation Remind Taxpayers of Upcoming Tax Filing Deadline
PORTLAND, Maine, July 11 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division (CI) reminded taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in tax and COVID-19 scams. Due to COVID-19, the original filing deadline and tax payment due date for 2019 was postponed from April 15 to July 15. Taxpayers filing Form 1040 series  more

National Park Service Accepts Ownership of Bass Harbor Head Light Station
BAR HARBOR, Maine, July 16 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service (NPS) is excited to announce that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) transferred the Bass Harbor Head Light Station from the U.S. Coast Guard to Acadia National Park on July 8, 2020. Constructed in 1858, the light station was transferred at no expense to the NPS under the authority of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act   more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $300,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost University of Maine System's Capacity to Help Communities, Businesses Respond To, Recover From Economic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the University of Maine System, Portland, Maine, to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administration is eager to allocate these essential CAR  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $400,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping Cumberland, York Counties in Maine Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Greater Portland Council of Governments, Portland, Maine, to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administration is eager to allocate   more