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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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Enough is Enough The right of free speech in a politically correct world By Robert E. Macdonald

Mayor of Lewiston

This week I was scolded by a gentleman, who carries very liberal beliefs, for what he characterized as the vindictiveness and contempt in my weekly column criticizing liberals. He felt that as mayor of the City of Lewiston, I should be above that. Well, I’m not.

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Tickets available for Helicopter Ball Drop

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Central Maine Medical Center will present its fifth annual Arbor House Helicopter Ball Drop on Tuesday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at Martindale Country Club in Auburn. Hosted by the CMMC Associates Volunteer Program, this unique fundraiser – in which raffle tickets are sold to represent the numbered golf balls to be dropped onto a target from a helicopter at the event – benefits CMMC’s Arbor House.

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Basilica to host Corpus Christi procession

In honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi (also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ), Roman Catholic parishes around the Diocese of Portland have planned celebrations, Eucharistic processions and special events on Sunday, June 7.

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