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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.

L/A Arts appoints new director

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Louise Rosen

The board of directors of L/A Arts has confirmed the appointment of Louise Rosen as Consulting Director. Rosen has worked internationally in independent media and the arts for over 25 years and has extensive experience in business affairs, fundraising, programming, marketing and operations. As a longstanding figure in the international film community, she teaches and speaks at conferences and film festivals, including Toronto’s Hot Docs Forum, DOK Leipzig and Sheffield DocFest.

In Maine, Rosen was the Founding Director of the Points North Documentary Forum, a professional development initiative for filmmakers at the Camden International Film Festival, and former Vice Chair of the Maine Film & Video Association. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Independent Feature Project/NY and is a Trustee of the Maine Media Workshops + College.

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CA$H Coalition seeks new tax site coordinator

Since 2004, the Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition has developed a strong presence in the Twin Cities, helping local residents claim over $29 million in federal and state tax refunds through filings provided free of charge by IRS-certified coalition volunteers. However, the Coalition is facing a major transition this year as long-time tax site coordinator KC Geiger steps down from that role.

“It’s a tremendous loss,” says Lewiston Community Relations Coordinator and LA CA$H Coalition Co-Chair Dottie Perham-Whittier. “KC has done an exemplary job, keeping the free tax sites running like a well-oiled machine. This program is a huge resource for the community, and the Coalition is seeking ways to effectively maintain the service.”

To that end, the Coalition is seeking a Program Administrator who could dedicate 25 to 30 hours per week for a stipend amount. Funded by a state-wide VITA grant, the amount of the stipend will be negotiable based upon the candidate’s tax law knowledge and organizational experience.

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AHCH welcomes veterans home from Honor Flight

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AHCH staff and volunteers wait at the Portland Jetport to welcome home the veterans of the recent Maine Honor Flight, including AHCH patient Theodor “Ted” Perry.

Among the 27 veterans returning home recently from their Honor Flight Maine trip was a patient of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. After Theodor “Ted” Perry experienced the journey of a lifetime, he returned home to a crowd of loving and supportive family, caregivers, volunteers and staff.

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Enough is Enough Family justice center would assist victims of domestic abuse

By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston

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Governor’s Address: An Open Letter to All State Employees

This letter was sent to all state employees on Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Dear State Employees,

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Only Steps Forward Strategy is needed to provide a space for senior programming

By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn

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New Lenny Breau Pergola to be dedicated with free concert

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Denny Breau will help dedicate the memorial pergola on what would have been his brother’s 75th birthday.

“If Chopin had played guitar, he would have sounded like Lenny Breau.” Those were the words of Chet Atkins, one of America’s best known and most prolific guitar players. Once voted by readers of “Guitar Magazine” as one of the 25 greatest guitar players of all time, in the company of such greats as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Carlos Montoya, Auburn native Lenny Breau would have celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday, August 5.

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