BMVs’ Titles Division might be helpful


Dear Sun Spots: Do any of your readers know what to do when a car needs to be sold and the joint owner has moved to another state?

The Internet has no information on this person. I don’t know if the person is living or deceased. Thank you so much for your help. I always read your column. – No Name, No Town.

Many thanks to Don Cookson with the communications division for the Secretary of State’s Office, who was a great help. He recommends you contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ Titles Divison, 624-9000, Ext: 52138.

Cookson notes that the only way to get a transfer of ownership is by having the other party sign off on the vehicle. Cookson says both names have equal legal standing. However, according to the titles division, situations such as yours are not uncommon. Sun Spots would urge you to call the division to discuss your individual situation.

According to the BMV’s Web site,, a vehicle is required to have a title in the state of Maine if it is 15 years old or newer. Otherwise, it is exempt.

Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if Tom Caron, the guy who announces for The Red Sox on NESN and was a Lewiston native, played baseball in his younger years and for what team? Also, what is his age? – M.S., Wilton.

Sports reporter Kevin Mills reports that Caron played soccer at Lewiston High School during his high school years. In fact, Mills is proud to note (and is sure Caron will remain thrilled) that Caron retains the Lewiston High School record for goals against average. His record in 1981 was .17. Mills says he checks this annually so he can update Caron on his retention of the record.

Dear Sun Spots: Alumni from the Lewiston High School Class of 1977 are participating in a class reunion Web site located online at There are no registration fees required to join in the fun. Each class member has full participation privileges.

This site features dynamic changing content daily. Stop in to view current class news. Exchange opinions and stay up-to-date with the message board. View the featured alumni biography of the day. Send a birthday greeting to a class member listed in the upcoming birthdays panel. Reunion announcements, book and movie reviews, favorite recipes and featured links will keep one checking in regularly to see what’s new.

Class member Susan Fales Daniels has volunteered to serve as class administrator. Susan would like to invite all Class of 1977 alumni to stop in and fill out a profile so they may be reached regarding the next class reunion. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: We have a nice upright piano that we would like to donate to an organization. All they have to do is move it. It is right here in Auburn. Please call 782-1047. – No Name, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a pair of crutches for a charity or anyone who is in need of them. I have tried calling many places, but nobody is interested. Thanks for you help. I may be reached at 784-3189. – No Name, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I had a garage sale on July 13 and 14 at Genest Street in Lewiston. I would like the gentleman who bought the Master Gym to call me at 783-3850 for the extra part that goes with the equipment. Thank you. – Normand R. Berube, Lewiston.

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