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Enough is Enough Standing up for Lewiston taxpayers is neither bullying nor hatred

By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston

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Only Steps Forward Auburn taking steps to support businesses, attract young people

By Jonathan P. LaBonte
Mayor of Auburn

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Governor’s Address: Maine Education Association puts money into political campaigns, not classrooms

The Maine Education Association has a tremendous influence on legislators in Augusta. But make no mistake: the MEA’s mission has nothing to do with improving education for our children.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,

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Letter to the Editor

Triple Crown, Poland Spring working
to provide runners with water

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Auburn venues, L.L. Bean raffle added to July Art Walk


This month’s Art Walk adds new events and venues in Auburn.

Art Walk LA is getting into full swing! With another lineup of over 40 local artists, new live entertainment, more events and venues in Auburn, and a $250 L.L. Bean gift card raffle, this month’s Art Walk on Friday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. will be one you won’t want to miss.

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Auer to hike Mt. Whitney for Wisdom’s Women


Anne Auer will celebrate her 50th birthday in a unique and challenging way: by hiking up Mt. Whitney in California this month to raise funds for the Center for Wisdom’s Women.

Anne Auer, a board member and volunteer at The Center for Wisdom’s Women, has decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by hiking up Mt. Whitney in California this summer. With an elevation of 14,496 ft., it is the highest summit in the contiguous United States.

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Comm. Concepts helps finance treehouse lodging venture


Timberstone Adventures owners Frank and Karen Ring, with their son, Josh, his wife, Cindy, and their grandchildren, Kaylee, Alanna, and Owen

Timberstone Adventures, a family-run disc golf course in Stoneham, recently expanded their operation to include a unique lodging experience: treehouses.

Owners Karen and Frank Ring worked with Zakk Maher of Community Concepts Finance Corp to secure the funding needed to construct three new treehouse cabins on their property, located only 20 minutes north of downtown Norway, abutting the White Mountain National Forrest. The Rings have already started booking reservations through the end of the summer for the newly completed treehouses, which sleep four people each. The largest treehouse, to be completed in August, will sleep eight and will boast a full kitchen, two full baths, two living rooms, and a custom built spiral staircase.

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Young entrepreneur to address Rotary Club


Thomas Jumper is a Lewiston High School student and the founder of a company called PhoBoCo.

Thomas Jumper, at junior at Lewiston High School and one of Lewiston’s youngest successful entrepreneurs, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lewiston Auburn Rotary Club on Thursday, August 4 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn of Lewiston.

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Patrick Dempsey visits bank to thank employees


Androscoggin Bank Loan Operations Representative Kelly Ridley hugs Dempsey at the bank’s Operations Center.

Employees at Androscoggin Bank were delighted when Patrick Dempsey, in the company of his sister, Mary Dempsey, and several other staff members of the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, stopped by the bank’s Operations Center recently for a surprise visit.

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St. Dom’s plans Catholic education reunion weekend

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Saint Dominic Academy is inviting all students and teachers who attended Catholic elementary and high school in Lewiston, Auburn, or the surrounding area to a grand reunion weekend called “Ministry in Education” on August 13 and 14.

On Saturday, August 13, reunions will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Saint Dominic Academy’s Auburn Campus, followed by a special recognition ceremony. On Sunday, August 14, Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate a special Mass at noon at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the school office at 782-6911.

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