By law, we are required to wear seat belts. By law, we must put our babies and small children in restrained seating in cars. It saves lives. Why is it that motorcycle drivers/riders who are in a much more vulnerable position on the road than people in cars, don't have to go the extra mile by wearing helmets so they'll be safer also? It doesn't make sense to me. I'm a former rider and, in my opinion, mandating helmets is far more necessary than seat belts.
I'm thrilled that Tammie is taking over the gallery! Her energy and eye will certainly bring a diverse, interesting and expanded menu to Maine's art gourmets. Way to go, Tammie!!!
A black eye for Lewiston...effected by its own citizens! Can't wait to see what happens on Thursday. I'll bet the media can't wait either...they're going to have a field day; it'll probably go national and set us back decades. Now it's time for the rest of us to step up and educate the man.
Are we up to sanitation code while we're plating our toxic prawns? They just might be toxic for real!!!
Used to be a supporter of the YMCA....not a huge supporter but did what I could. Since I've found out how the organization treats it's long time employees, they won't get another cent from me. Good luck folks....you need to look at more within your structure than expansion.
Why isn't "Talk of the Town" in the b-section every week anymore? Even though I don't always agree with Mark LaFlamme, I still enjoy reading him! Jan
Having worked in Federal and State buildings for several years, it's been my experience that when work is scheduled over weekends staff are notified ahead of time....especially for work such as removing a mural. I guess this is one way for our illutrious gov to get his own way! I hope it's going to Museum L/A--the history of our labor and industry is what they're all about.
I don't know where your wife will be working in our L/A or who you've been talking with, but both need to be educated about this community! Didn't they give you a Visitor & Relocation Guide? Or the Arts Calendar? Or take you to dinner at one of our fine restaurants (some of which have as many out-of-town diners as locals)? Or maybe to one of our live theaters or the local performing arts center or our fabulously active libraries or our museum or told you about our many festivals . . . I could go on and on.
People who continue to have a negative image of L/A, even though they're residents, are not engaged in the community and probably don't read the local newspapers or interact with those of us who do! People DO come to L/A for leisure....I can attest to that....they stay at my B&B and at the Hilton which had to expand shortly after opening due to the demand for occupancy or at the new Marriott. We may not be a shopping mecca but there's plenty to do and see in L/A.
Every community, including Sioux Falls (been there, done that), has an underbelly and our Mark LaFlamme revels in and reports on L/A's underbelly . . . in a candid, fascinating way that's entertaining and enlightening. Let's just say he's not our tourism commissioner but he is all ours.....and he's award-winning in his role.
Methinks you need to take a closer look.....or lose out on all L/A has to offer.....I'd hate to see you wasting gas commuting back and forth when you could be living a happy and fulfilling life right here in L/A.
Let's get real, folks.....there's no way that 80% of Lewiston is infested with bed bugs. As the only B&B in town, it disturbs me that, in choosing front page above the fold for this ridiculously slanted article, that once again Lewiston gets a bad wrap with its own residents as well as everyone within reach of the long arm of the media. 80% of downtown tenements perhaps, but to include ALL of Lewiston is not good reporting. We're trying to improve our image here.....work with us Sun-Journal!!!
Murray is a great teacher to combine learning to be "green" with math....the kids are learning and are enthusiastic about it. However, not sure who proofreads or who doesn't have a grasp of "there" vs. "their," but whoever it is needs to take basic English over again! "There" is a location. "Their" is possessive. i.e., "This world will soon be in THEIR hands," Murray said. The rest of you all posting need to focus . . . if that's all you can say, keep it to yourself. Let's get productive in these posts rather than go off on tangents.