A federal-state partnership is giving a boost to economic development and infrastructure projects around Maine.
The projects are mostly located in rural areas and they are receiving about $4.9 million through the Northern Border Regional Commission's State Economic and Infrastructure Development Investment Program.
The island town of Vinalhaven is receiving one of the largest grants, which is a $1 million award to improve infrastructure along Main Street to help dozens of businesses.
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Other projects are slated for Hermon, Pittsfield, Guilford and other communities.