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St. Mary’s Health System names new President

Christopher Chekouras will formally take the helm at St. Mary’s on October 5.

Christopher Chekouras will formally take the helm at St. Mary’s on October 5.

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.

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Shaker Village craft day offers workshops, activities

In “Amish-Style Double-Sided Pillow,” participants will learn basic quilting skills by making an attractive pillow based upon a traditional Amish flower design.

In “Amish-Style Double-Sided Pillow,” participants will learn basic quilting skills by making an attractive pillow based upon a traditional Amish flower design.

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.

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Washburn gets $1.6 million School Improvement Grant

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.

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Governor’s Address: Maine Crime Down, But Drug Trade is Growing

Maine is one of the safest state’s in our Nation. We can all be proud of that.

Dear Maine Taxpayer,

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Only Steps Forward Meaningful discussions about diversity needed in Auburn

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.

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Enough is Enough Local reps voted to give aid to asylum seekers

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.

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Mary Dempsey receives honorary degree

Mary Dempsey

Mary Dempsey

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.

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Business to Business Trade Show at Colisée in Lewiston

Shelly Sirois and Pam Smith from The Woodlands Senior Living

Shelly Sirois and Pam Smith from The Woodlands Senior Living

Tricia Sierra, Flat Pat and Karen Page from The Dempsey Center. TCT photos by Jen Pike and Ashley Somma. See pages 7-12 for more photos.

Tricia Sierra, Flat Pat and Karen Page from The Dempsey Center. TCT photos by Jen Pike and Ashley Somma. See pages 7-12 for more photos.

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Volunteer project to help keep river clean

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.

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Governor’s Address: Legislators must stay true to their principles

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,

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