The Advisory Board of Healthy Androscoggin has announced that Erin E. Guay, MPH, has been hired as the agency’s Executive Director. Guay has a long history with Healthy Androscoggin. She has been a Cultural and Linguistic Competency Manager for the agency since November 2014 and previously served for seven years as a Health Promotion Manager. In addition, she has served the organization as Interim Director on two separate occasions. She has extensive grant-writing experience and has been a visible presence in the state’s public health community.
The Auburn Recreation Department will present “Movies in the Park,” a series of three family-fun films to be shown at various outdoor locations around the city through September. The movies will be free and open to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.).
The City of Lewiston’s annual “National Night Out,” supported and funded by the Lewiston Police Athletic League, will take place on Tuesday, August 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Marcotte Park. The purpose of this free “meet your neighbor” event is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send the message that neighborhoods are united.
The City of Auburn is developing an updated downtown and neighborhood revitalization strategy for the areas that include the Downtown, New Auburn and the Union Street/PAL Center areas. Much of the strategy will be drawn from work that has already been completed and adopted by the City Council, but resident feedback on priorities, areas of interest and even new ideas are being sought. To do this, the City will host a community meeting, facilitated by a consultant from Planning Decisions, on Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. at Auburn Hall.
Maine is under attack from out-of-state drug dealers who are peddling poison to our kids, and it’s time we get serious about it.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn
It’s a constant struggle in operating a city and growing a community. How do you grow without investment; how do you provide services with men and women on the ground with the necessary equipment and tools?
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
How many readers can identify Darla Neugebauer? If the name looks familiar, but you still can’t identify her, let me give you a clue: Marcy’s Restaurant in Portland.
St. Mary’s Board Chair Craig Gunderson and Covenant Health President and CEO David Lincoln have announced that the St. Mary’s Search Committee has selected Christopher Chekouras of Shamong, New Jersey as the next President and CEO of St. Mary’s Health System.
On Saturday, July 25, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will offer a series of traditional craft workshops, educational nature walks, a heritage plant sale and more. Advance registration is required for the workshops. To register, call 926-4597 or see www.maineshakers.com.
Washburn Elementary School in Auburn will use just over $1.63 million in School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding awarded through the Maine Department of Education to focus on raising student proficiency in math by 30 percent and reading by 35 percent over the next five years.