Two longtime members of the CM Education Foundation board of directors were honored recently for their distinguished service on the board. The directors voted unanimously to grant them member-emeritus status.
Richard Roy has served on the board for almost 20 years and is a former chair. He is executive vice president and chief banking officer at Mechanics Savings Bank. Ed Cormier has served on the board for over 15 years and is also a former chair. He is retired from Harriman Architects and Engineers, where he served as president from 1991 to 2008.
The men’s varsity basketball team from Central Maine Community College will face a somewhat unusual opponent when they play the Auburn Police Department All-Stars for local bragging rights in a “Jam the Gym” fundraising event on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this all-in-fun event will benefit the Auburn Police Activities League (PAL).
This unusual CMCC foe will consist of APD officers of every rank and skill level. “We are pretty confident that we will give them some good competition,” said Chief Phil Crowell. “They may be younger and faster than we are, but don’t count us out – our guys have ‘game.’ Either way, it’s going to be a great event!”
To the editor:
With the referendum concerning the “legalization” of marijuana in Lewiston nearing, I thought of the situation in Colorado. In that state, ‘pot’ has become legal, and widely available in smoking form and in ready-made food products.
Although Enterovirus D68 has shown up elsewhere, Colorado recently has experienced a large number of cases in children. We know that children are at great risk of illness when breathing secondhand smoke; there also are numerous reports of children having innocently ingested marijuana-laced treats in Colorado.
I’m not a doctor, but am pondering what I view as a very real possibility that children’s immune systems are being compromised, making them not only more susceptible to respiratory illnesses such as Enterovirus D68, but more likely to incur greater negative effects. Do we even want to take those risks in Lewiston-Auburn? Do we want to go against the research-based advice of the medical and law enforcement people, much less state statutes and federal laws? Just wondering.
Healthcare worker required to comply with certain restrictions
Gov. LePage released the following statement with regard to an Order Pending Hearing issued today by the Aroostook County District Court located in Fort Kent, Maine: “My duty to protect the health of the individual, as well as the health and safety of 1.3 million Mainers, is my highest priority. Despite our best effort to work collaboratively with this individual. she has refused to cooperate with us,” said Governor LePage. “As Governor, I have done everything I can to protect the health and safety of Mainers. The judge has eased restrictions with this ruling and I believe it is unfortunate. However, the State will abide by law,” said Governor LePage.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Central Maine Community College recently for a new academic building that will be constructed in front of Jalbert Hall. Expected to be completed by next fall, the building will house a business simulation center, case study and presentation rooms, organic chemistry lab and new reception area and admissions office.
Mystery for Hire will return to Marco’s Restaurant in Lewiston for a performance of an original pirate-themed mystery called “Who Killed Jolly Roger” on Saturday, November 1.
“We started doing shows at Marco’s at their former location on Lisbon Street,” said Dan Marois, who, with his wife, Denise, own and operate Mystery for Hire. “We then followed them to their new location. I would guess that we’ve done dozens of shows for them through the years.”
The St. Dom’s Class of 1954 held their 60th reunion on September 20 with a delicious buffet lunch at Rolandeau’s Restaurant. Everyone enjoyed the format and felt they had plenty of time to greet one another, catch up and share fond memories. Don Fournier delivered an address to the group about St. Dom’s today.
Woodlands Senior Living, a family-owned company that operates assisted living and memory care facilities at six locations in Maine, is building a 64-bed memory care community at 45 Mollison Way in Lewiston. The specialized care facility is for people with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and related memory impairments and will be the first purpose-built from the ground-up memory care facility in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Kennedy Park was the site of much excitement on October 14 as supporters of the Park Bandstand Restoration Project gathered to celebrate the start of construction with a groundbreaking and donor recognition ceremony. Lending an extra charge to the proceedings was news of an announcement earlier in the day of a major donation to the project by Bangor Savings Bank.
The Lewiston-Auburn Public Health Committee (LAPHC) and Healthy Androscoggin will host a forum on “Marijuana & Youth” on Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School. Free and open to the public, the forum will focus on the health and developmental impacts of youth marijuana use, along with the power of prevention.