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Enough is Enough: Bike lanes draw more interest than city budget

By Robert E. Macdonald

Mayor of Lewiston

Last week at a workshop, the Lewiston City Council found before it an agenda item that makes the blood of Lewiston citizens percolate like the coffee in a TV commercial for Chock Full o’Nuts.

This item tends to fill the City Council Chamber with people from both sides of the issue. Perplexed city officials ponder why a discussion on bike lanes draws more people to a City Council meeting than a multi-million dollar budget.

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Rails receives Historical Society Award

The Lewiston Historic Preservation Review Board recognizes the Rails and Kora Shrine buildings for outstanding preservation efforts in 2015. L-R Steven Dick II, Sharon White, Steven Dick and Ileshea Stowe. (TCT photo by Ashley Somma)

The Lewiston Historic Preservation Review Board recognizes the Rails and Kora Shrine buildings for outstanding preservation efforts in 2015. L-R Steven Dick II, Sharon White, Steven Dick and Ileshea Stowe. (TCT photo by Ashley Somma)

 

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Androscoggin Bank sponsors Run for Independence

Andros Bank

Androscoggin Bank has signed on as platinum sponsor of the Independence Association’s third annual Run for Independence. The only run in Maine focused upon people with disabilities, and the first 10K run in Maine to include a para-athletes wheeled division, the run will take place on Sunday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at Brunswick Junior High School. Androscoggin Bank has committed to a three-year sponsorship of this annual event.

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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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