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CMCC breaks ground on new building


Pictured here are Dan Williams, vice president of project general contractor Langford & Low; Dick Gleason, chair of the CM Education Foundation; Scott Knapp, president of CMCC; Ryan Levesque, president of the CMCC Student Senate; David MacMahon, trustee of the Maine Community College System and CM Foundation; and Clif Greim, president of project architect Harriman Architects & Engineers.

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.

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Mystery for Hire presents “Who Killed Jolly Roger”


Mystery for Hire presents a pirate-themed mystery show on Saturday, November at Marco’s Restaurant.

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.”

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Class of 1954 celebrates 60th


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.



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New memory care facility to open in Lewiston

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.

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Supporters break ground on new Kennedy Park bandstand


Project stakeholders line up for the official groundbreaking.

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.

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Healthy Androscoggin, LAPHC present “Marijuana & Youth” forum

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.

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Fiddle-icious schedules local concert dates


Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra has local performance dates scheduled in Lewiston (November 2) and Topsham (October 25).

Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra, Fiddle-icious, has set the dates for its 2014 concert series. This is the eleventh year the group will entertain area audiences with traditional music in an atmosphere of infectious energy and joy. Fiddle-icious is a non-profit, all-volunteer community organization that now numbers 140 members, hailing from Kittery to Augusta.

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Franco Center kicks off new 15/20 Series with youth Halloween party

The Franco Center in Lewiston will host a Halloween party for area youth ages 15 to 20 on Friday, October 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Young people from all area high schools, as well as recent graduates who have not yet reached their 21st birthday, are invited to attend.

The party will kick off the Center’s new 15/20 Club Series, featuring events for area youth ages 15 to 20. Young people are encouraged to spread the word about this unique new series of events planned and organized entirely for – and by – area students.

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Ribbon cutting at Hampton Inn


Hampton Inn held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of their new Lewiston hotel at an open house on October 9. Pictured here (l. to r.) are Chip Morrison of Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Manuel of USDA Rural Development, Shari Young and Terence Nadeau of Lincoln Street Hoteliers, LLC, Ben Kechen of Machias Savings Bank, Lewiston Mayor Robert MacDonald, Chris Thompson and Peg Griswold of Lincoln Street Hoteliers, LLC, Senator Susan Collins, Allison Beane, Gerry Lacasse and Samantha Labrecque of Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn, Henry Sirois of Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch and Amanda Theberge of Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn and Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch (TCT photo by Laurie A. Steele).

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AMS student competes in NE Regionals


Sadie Cogle

Auburn Middle School (AMS) seventh grader Sadie Cogle will compete this weekend in the juvenile girls division of the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships at the Gordon H. Paquette Arena in Burlington, Vermont. In her first Regionals, she’ll skate to music from the Twilight movie soundtrack.

Sadie started skating at age five through the Learn-to-Skate programs in Auburn and Falmouth. She is coached by Carol Pichette and Maryann Carroll. Off the ice, she enjoys horseback riding, singing in the school chorus, and spending time with friends.

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