St. Mary’s Board Chair Craig Gunderson and Covenant Health President and CEO David Lincoln have announced that the St. Mary’s Search Committee has selected Christopher Chekouras of Shamong, New Jersey as the next President and CEO of St. Mary’s Health System.
On Saturday, July 25, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will offer a series of traditional craft workshops, educational nature walks, a heritage plant sale and more. Advance registration is required for the workshops. To register, call 926-4597 or see www.maineshakers.com.
Washburn Elementary School in Auburn will use just over $1.63 million in School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding awarded through the Maine Department of Education to focus on raising student proficiency in math by 30 percent and reading by 35 percent over the next five years.
Maine is one of the safest state’s in our Nation. We can all be proud of that.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn
Twenty-five years ago as a young New Auburn
kid, I can remember walking around the local mall
with Moses, our family’s Fresh Air Fund visitor most summers when I was growing up. I remember being in a store with him and being followed by a store clerk.
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
“As noted above, 8 USC-Section 1621 provides that aliens who do not fall within certain specified categories are ‘not eligible for state or local public benefits’.” Thus wrote Maine Superior Court Justice Thomas D. Warren in his ruling on a lawsuit filed by the Maine Municipal Association at the request of the Cities of Portland and Westbrook against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Mary Dempsey, Assistant Director of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from St. Joseph’s College in Standish at the school’s 102nd Commencement on Saturday, May 9.
The Cities of Lewiston and Auburn will team up to host a storm drain stenciling event on Sunday, June 28 at 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Festival Plaza in Auburn on the banks of the Androscoggin River for a brief clean water discussion before splitting up to conduct the stenciling in the Whitney Street neighborhood of Auburn and off Webster and Pleasant Streets in Lewiston. Volunteer participants will include 25 members of Girl Scout troops 1524, 2013, and 2012 and their parents. The rain date for the event is July 12.
The single most important issue in last November’s election was welfare reform. But legislators didn’t get the message. Instead of “welfare-to-work,” they have created “welfare-to-even-more-welfare.”
Dear Maine Taxpayer,