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Railroad Club presents Hobo Holiday

Railroad Club

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will present its fourth annual Hobo Holiday on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club’s two-story, wheelchair accessible building at 144 Mill Street, across from the Barker Mill Apartments in Auburn. Children and adults are invited to add to the festive atmosphere of this family-fun event by dressing as hobos.

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Governor’s Address: Federal Takeover of the Katahdin Region is the Wrong Way to Go

Maine is home to 48 State Parks and historic sites. Acadia National Park is also right in our backyard.

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Public works departments host open houses

Public works departments in Southern and Central Maine will mark National Public Works Week from May 17 through 23. Local departments holding public Open Houses on Sunday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. include Auburn Public Services, Freeport Public Works and Yarmouth Public Works.

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Enough is Enough: Legislators should cast their vote for the taxpayers

By Robert E. Macdonald

Mayor of Lewiston

Starting next week, this column will deal with economic development, train service and the improvement of our inner city neighborhood. What will not be in the mix is welfare.

Why? Because it is crystal clear that this issue is not that important to the citizens of Lewiston-Auburn.

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Gov. LePage surprises Bruce Myrick on 80th birthday

Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann LePage flank Bruce and Rita Myrick at a surprise 80th birthday party for Bruce on Saturday at Grid Iron in Lewiston. Bruce was the Governor’s mentor and foster dad after he left home as a boy. The party, organized by Rita, was a well-kept secret and a real surprise to Bruce. (TCT photo by Laurie A. Steele)

Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann LePage flank Bruce and Rita Myrick at a surprise 80th birthday party for Bruce on Saturday at Grid Iron in Lewiston. Bruce was the Governor’s mentor and foster dad after he left home as a boy. The party, organized by Rita, was a well-kept secret and a real surprise to Bruce. (TCT photo by Laurie A. Steele)

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Not Your Normal Formal held on May 1 at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston

“Sailing Into the Sunset” was the theme of this year’s Not Your Normal Formal. The theme was carefully selected to be a metaphor for Chip Morrison’s retirement as President of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above is “Captain” Chip Morrison with his lovely wife Jane. (TCT photo by Jen Pike) (See more photos on pages 6-8.)

“Sailing Into the Sunset” was the theme of this year’s Not Your Normal Formal. The theme was carefully selected to be a metaphor for Chip Morrison’s retirement as President of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above is “Captain” Chip Morrison with his lovely wife Jane. (TCT photo by Jen Pike) (See more photos on pages 6-8.)

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Governor’s Address: Contact your legislators about eliminating the income tax

My bill to eliminate the Maine income tax would make sure it never comes back. This would put 1.2 billion dollars in the pockets of working Mainers.

Dear Maine Taxpayer,

Eliminating the income tax is the largest wage increase Mainers could get. You work hard for your money, you earned it and you should keep it.

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Preservation Board honors Rails, Kora Shrine

Rails, the new restaurant located at 103 Lincoln Street, will be the site of the Lewiston Historic Preservation Review Board’s 2015 Annual Awards presentation on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

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CM Education Foundation honors achievements at annual dinner

Award recipients honored (seated, l.-r.) Liz Oken, staff person of the year; Kim Pfusch,“Yes I Can” award; Janelle Thornley and Chyanna Millett-Cordwell,  All-Maine academic team; Brianna Crosby, student of the year; Jeanne A.K. Hey and Paulette St. Ours from the University of New England, partner of the year; Julie Hansen, scholarship recipient of the year. Standing (l.-r.) Carrington Miller, male athlete of the year; Bob Brainerd, president’s award; Eileen Steck and Karen White, faculty members of the year; Jack Buckley, adjunct faculty member of the year; Laura Soohey, female athlete of the year; Rick Tardiff, alumnus of the year; Jennie Ingall, “Against All Odds” award. (See story and more photos on page 4)

Award recipients honored (seated, l.-r.) Liz Oken, staff person of the year; Kim Pfusch,“Yes I Can” award; Janelle Thornley and Chyanna Millett-Cordwell, All-Maine academic team; Brianna Crosby, student of the year; Jeanne A.K. Hey and Paulette St. Ours from the University of New England, partner of the year; Julie Hansen, scholarship recipient of the year. Standing (l.-r.) Carrington Miller, male athlete of the year; Bob Brainerd, president’s award; Eileen Steck and Karen White, faculty members of the year; Jack Buckley, adjunct faculty member of the year; Laura Soohey, female athlete of the year; Rick Tardiff, alumnus of the year; Jennie Ingall, “Against All Odds” award. (See story and more photos on page 4)

 

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Enough is Enough It’s business as usual for Democrats in Augusta

By Robert E. Macdonald

Mayor of Lewiston

“Democrats said such a rigid standard could cause hardship to people who are willing to repay the money but need emergency assistance before doing so.”

Thus wrote reporter Kevin Miller in his article, “Bipartisan effort targets welfare loopholes” (Portland Press Herald, April 30, 2015).

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