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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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Ingersoll Arena Ground Breaking April 24

L-R Chip Morrison, Howard Kroll, Mary Lafontaine, David Gonyea, Leroy Walker, Norris Ingersoll, Ravi Sharma, Tizz Crowley

L-R Chip Morrison, Howard Kroll, Mary Lafontaine, David Gonyea, Leroy Walker, Norris Ingersoll, Ravi Sharma, Tizz Crowley

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Ribbon Cutting held on April 28 for Rancourt & Co.

(L-R) Lewiston Mayor Bob Macdonald, Kyle, Mike and Debbie Rancourt of Rancourt & Co., Chamber past chair Patti Gagne and Chamber President Chip Morrison. (TCT Photo by Jen Pike)

(L-R) Lewiston Mayor Bob Macdonald, Kyle, Mike and Debbie Rancourt of Rancourt & Co., Chamber past chair Patti Gagne and Chamber President Chip Morrison. (TCT Photo by Jen Pike)

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Paradis Park dedication planned for May 6

Former City Councilor Mark W. Paradis’ legacy will be highlighted at a May 6 dedication of a park named in his memory.  The current non-smoking Mark W. Paradis Park—formerly Pierce Street Park—has been revitalized through tireless efforts of the Downtown Neighborhood Action Committee, supported by the Lewiston City Council, the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council and other community partners such as The Root Cellar.

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Androscoggin Bank sponsors Independence Association’s Run for Independence

Androscoggin Bank has announced that it is the platinum sponsor of the Independence Association’s third annual Run for Independence, Maine’s only run focused on people with disabilities. The run will be held May 17 at Brunswick Junior High School in Brunswick and is the first 10K in Maine to include a para-athletes wheeled division. Androscoggin Bank has committed to a three-year sponsorship of the annual event.

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