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Op-Ed Strategy is needed to provide a space for senior programming

By Belinda Gerry
Former Auburn City Councilor

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Veterans celebrate new Stolen Valor law

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Among those who joined Senate President Thibodeau at the news conference were veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Veterans from the Belfast, Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars joined Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) recently to celebrate the enactment of new “Stolen Valor” legislation. The bill, LD 1642, “An Act Regarding Stolen Valor,” strengthens the current law against Mainers who make false claims about having served in the United States armed forces. Veterans from the Belfast VFW asked Senate President Thibodeau to sponsor the bill prior to the beginning of the 127th Legislature.

Under the new law, anyone who makes such claims will be subject to the state law governing theft by deception. It also specifies that any fine imposed on such a person must be deposited into the Maine Military Family Relief Fund. The bill passed unanimously in both the Maine House and Senate before being signed by Governor Paul LePage.

Model Railroad Club hosts Train Fest

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Miya Pelletier watches Thomas the Tank Engine at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club.

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will celebrate the Lewiston-Auburn Balloon Festival with its sixth annual Train Fest on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21. The club’s two-story, wheelchair-accessible headquarters at 144 Mill Street in Auburn will be open for the event on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. All five permanent layouts will be in operation, with pictures and models of hot-air balloons suspended from the ceiling to float in the blue skies above them. A scavenger hunt will encourage people to go into each room to find specific hot-air balloons near all of the model railroad layouts and in the club’s library.

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Citizens Police Academy starts Sep. 6

Have you ever wondered what exactly the police do, why, and what it’s like to have to make a split-second decision? If so, apply to participate in this fall’s Lewiston Citizens Police Academy! This free, ten-week program will meet every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lewiston Police Department or Central Maine Community College. The program runs from September 6 through November 15.

This is a great opportunity for community members to familiarize themselves with their police department, gain new perspectives about law enforcement, and share ideas with the LPD. Participants will tour the police department, explore the vehicles, and learn about various topics, including the history of policing in general and in Lewiston, covert drug investigations, criminal investigations, evidence collection, case preparation, recruitment, and community outreach.

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Agren to address Rotary Club

Eric Agren, owner of Fuel and Marche restaurants on Lisbon Street in Lewiston, speaks about his experience of not only opening business on the then mostly abandoned street, but to moving into an apartment downtown during the Great Falls Forum at the Lewiston Public Library Thursday.

Eric Agren will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club on Thursday, August 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn of Lewiston. Part of the family that owns and operates Agren, Maine’s largest appliance and mattress retailer, he will discuss entrepreneurship through the lens of his career working for appliance-focused web development companies, buying groups and manufacturers before returning to the family business to help with daily operations. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call 753-9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Enough is Enough Party elites think their offices were willed to them

By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston

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Governor’s Address: Bad decisions in Augusta result in higher electric prices

Bad decision-making in energy policy is expensive. These bad decisions show up on your electric bill, and they’ve been holding Maine back for 30 years.

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Only Steps Forward Winning a personal victory takes more than showing up

By Jonathan P. LaBonte
Mayor of Auburn

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Charter Commission will not seek vote on merger in November

By Gene Geiger
Charter Commission Chair

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Tambrands employees support SeniorsPlus

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Employee Relations Manager Sharon Riddle of Tambrands (c.), with help from Nate Miller and Holly Zielinski of SeniorsPlus, displays one of the fifteen blankets P&G employees made and donated to SeniorsPlus for their annual Day of Caring.

Employees of Proctor & Gamble-Tambrands Inc. of Auburn recently donated fifteen no-sew fleece blankets to SeniorsPlus. The blankets will be distributed to selected clients of SeniorsPlus in need of comfort and warmth. Employees from the Auburn Tambrands Flexi Center made the blankets for clients of SeniorsPlus as part of the annual community service project sponsored by Procter & Gamble. The goal of the site project, called “Day of Caring,” is to give back to people in need in Androscoggin County and surrounding communities. Employees of Proctor & Gamble-Tambrands Inc. donated their time on that day.



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