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Program Assisting People to Build Their Own Homes Celebrates Its 300th House

LEEDS—An innovative program that assists low income people to become homeowners through the “sweat equity” of constructing their home themselves is celebrating the achievement of its 300th house built by individuals and families over the past 25 years.

Community Concepts’ Self Help Housing works with groups of six households who together build each other’s houses …

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Residents and Business Owners Must Unite to Ensure Broadband Internet Access

OXFORD COUNTY—A partnership of local and regional organizations is launching a series of public meetings to help mobilize citizen action to expand the accessibility and availability of broadband internet in Oxford County.

Basic infrastructure already exists to bring state of the art broadband internet capacity to the Bethel area and River Valley towns, but it …

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Tilton's Maket Thanks CCFC

Sandra Fickett, owner of Tilton’s Market in Buckfield, posted outside of her business a thank you to Community Concepts. A retired school teacher, Fickett purchased Tilton’s Market with a loan from Community Concepts Finance Corporation. The store has been in the community for decades, and it has been a dream for Fickett to revive the …

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Community Concepts Go-To Expert on Lead Safety

Kevin Leonard, Community Concepts’ Division Manager, speaks about a new lead-safety law at Central Maine Medical Center – CMMC news conference on Wednesday. CCI is regarded as having one of the best lead testing and abatement programs in Maine.

The Sun Journal article covering this event can be found here.

Active Parenting Class Schedule Set for March

Community Concepts has announced the Active Parenting workshop schedule for March.

Through a combination of videos, activities and group discussion, over the 6 week course parents will learn how to:

Use discipline Communication strategies with your children Teach responsibility, foster independence and encourage self esteem Diffuse and handle problems as they come up Hold family …

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