Houlton Band of Maliseets Getting Federal Funding To Purchase Snow Removal Equipment
An American Indian tribe whose members live near the most northeastern point of the United States is getting help from the federal government to buy snow removal equipment. The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, located in northern Maine, have received $245,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase the equipment. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says the new gear will help members of the tribe maintain safety on their roads during inclement weather. She says the funding means the tribe will also be able to operate their transit program in bad weather conditions.