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).
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.
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.
St. Joseph’s Church will stay; the rectory will not, as announced last week
by Chuck Gill, spokesman for Central Maine Healthcare, the parent group for
Central Maine Medical Center. Most likely, the rectory lot will follow the
original plan for hospital parking.