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Railroad Club presents Train Fest

Train Fest

In conjunction with the Great Falls Balloon Festival, the Great Falls Model Railroad Club will celebrate another storied mode of transportation with its fifth annual Train Fest on Saturday, August 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 23, from noon to 5 p.m.

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Only Steps Forward Auburn residents step up to celebrate community

By Jonathan P. LaBonté

Mayor of Auburn

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Enough is Enough Shays’ Rebellion offers lessons for today’s world

By Robert E. Macdonald

Mayor of Lewiston

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Governor’s Address: High Electricity Prices Cost Mainers Good Jobs

With 90-degree heat this week, air conditioners are cranking and electricity meters are spinning. Household bills may go up, but it’s Mainers seeking good jobs who really pay the price for high electricity costs.

Dear Maine Taxpayer,

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Buck cuts ribbon at new auction, art gallery

Pictured here (l. to r.) are Lisbon Town Council Chair Dillon Pesce, Council Vice-Chair Roger Bickford, Town Manager Diane Barnes, Jayne Soules, owner Daniel Buck Soules, Town Councilor Eric Metivier and Androscoggin Chamber President Matt Leonard.

Pictured here (l. to r.) are Lisbon Town Council Chair Dillon Pesce, Council Vice-Chair Roger Bickford, Town Manager Diane Barnes, Jayne Soules, owner Daniel Buck Soules, Town Councilor Eric Metivier and Androscoggin Chamber President Matt Leonard.

Daniel Buck Appraisals, Auctions & Art Gallery celebrated the opening of their newly renovated 4,000 sq. ft. auction gallery and 2,000 sq. ft. art and antiques gallery recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their 501 Lisbon Street location in Lisbon.

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Junior Volunteers celebrate job well done

Waiting for their pool time are Lisbon Junior Volunteers (l. to r., from front) Erica Hill, Amelia Mooney, Abby Cunningham, Sarah Pitcher and Dustin Wood, with chaperones Jim Millhime, Bobbi Hill and Laurie Pitcher. Students were treated to a pizza and pool party at the Auburn YMCA in June to celebrate the record number of volunteer service hours they contributed to their community during the school year. Students from Lisbon High contributed 3,917 hours; students from Sugg Middle School contributed 1,343 hours; and students from Lisbon Community School contributed 779 hours. Since the program was introduced in 2004, students from the Lisbon School District have contributed a total of 172,639 hours of volunteer service. Well done!

Waiting for their pool time are Lisbon Junior Volunteers (l. to r., from front) Erica Hill, Amelia Mooney, Abby Cunningham, Sarah Pitcher and Dustin Wood, with chaperones Jim Millhime, Bobbi Hill and Laurie Pitcher. Students were treated to a pizza and pool party at the Auburn YMCA in June to celebrate the record number of volunteer service hours they contributed to their community during the school year. Students from Lisbon High contributed 3,917 hours; students from Sugg Middle School contributed 1,343 hours; and students from Lisbon Community School contributed 779 hours. Since the program was introduced in 2004, students from the Lisbon School District have contributed a total of 172,639 hours of volunteer service. Well done!

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Class of ’55 plans 60th

Serving on the planning comittee are (l. to r., from front) Louise Forgues, Ruth Curran-Linehan, Joan Chabot-Bonneau, Jeannine Desrochers-Bergeron, Claire St. Pierre-Pinette, Bert Forgues, Anita Therrien and Jeanne Lesperance. Absent from the photo is Fernande Lagasse-Doiron. (Photo by Rachel Morin)

Serving on the planning comittee are (l. to r., from front) Louise Forgues, Ruth Curran-Linehan, Joan Chabot-Bonneau, Jeannine Desrochers-Bergeron, Claire St. Pierre-Pinette, Bert Forgues, Anita Therrien and Jeanne Lesperance. Absent from the photo is Fernande Lagasse-Doiron. (Photo by Rachel Morin)

The St. Dominic High School Class of 1955 is planning its 60th reunion, set to take place at Rolandeau’s Restaurant on September 12. A social hour will begin at 11 a.m. and the meal will be served at noon.

 

 

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Chamber to host blood drive

The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive on Monday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chamber’s office at 415 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. The goal for the drive is to collect 30 units of blood, each of which can save three lives. To reach this goal, the drive will need 50 donors.

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Paint Night will benefit Hospice House

The Dream Team, a fundraising group for Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice’s annual Hospice House 5K & Remembrance Walk, will present a Paint Night on Thursday, August 20 at the American Legion building at 426 Washington Street in Auburn.

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Only Steps Forward Auburn must speak strongly about its riverfront

By Jonathan P. LaBonté

Mayor of Auburn

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