Something about all this is VERY ROTTEN. I am kinda gob-smacked that this could happen in Maine................ It's easy to believe that such things could happen
'somewhere else'! Makes me quite sad that it took place where I always thought we looked-out for one-another...............
Of all the crabby, stupid, politically-nutso stuff that gets commented-on via the LSJ, I am shocked that nobody has taken a minute to appreciate and comment on the devotion, love, and simply feel-good vibes associated with this story about the Reeds. It says so many nice things about Maine and the folks who live there, the very nice town that Lewiston is, at its heart when not lost in politics and silliness, and about how we all simply need to "love one another".......something seemingly lost in our online/on-net/too snippy world! Never knew them while we lived in Lewiston, but think this is one of the nicest things I've read in this paper (online from FL) for a very, very long time!! Simply LOVED IT!! I wish the Reeds many more years of happiness and hope all those kids continue to spread the good will.
He will live another 10+++ years on his 'carefully regimented medications'.
The whole drill is laughable.
"Justice" in Maine is a joke,
Doncha just hate it when that happens???
Thank you for such a nice article about a very fine gentleman! Congratulations, Fred!
Dan, I agree completely. So glad we are out of this! It's good that the Colisee will be able to pay its bills, but I shudder when I think of all the Lewiston kids who may be denied the opportunity to play hockey because of this new set-up and the $$$ that will be required. Very, very sad.............
Clara was a very bright and funny lady who never seemed to get quite enough credit for all she brought to the table. I have been gone from Lewiston (and Martindale) for a very long time so we have long-ago lost any kind of touch with one another.
I can only hope that the intervening years have been happy one for Clara; she certainly earned them.
To her children----my sincerest condolences for the loss of your Mom.
When I was a kid (in the 50's), a great-uncle (who was a long-time hunter) shot and killed his best friend in a hunting accident. Two families were never the same. When I was a young adult, a friend's brother accidentally shot and killed his best friend while dismantling his gun at the end of a day of hunting. Another two families forever changed. Those were tragic, but isolated, incidents that I recall while growing up in Franklin County where hunting was 'the norm'.
It seems like these hunting 'accidents' are happening with greater and greater frequency. In no way do I favor gun control or the elimination of Maine's hunting seasons, but I am all for my beloved brothers staying out of the crazy woods these days. There's not a venison steak out there that is worth one of them getting hurt by someone who shoots first and looks later!
Very simple!! He stored a body. He didn't want anyone to find it. He paid the rent on the storage facilty to cover up what he had done. A no-brainer until "WHOOPS!!!! HE DIED!!" Can't send his sorry butt to Thomaston/Warren now!!!
What really grosses me out is that she was in a freezer that wasn't plugged in..............
With all due respect to Mr. FrancoMa.............. He would leave pitchers, who clearly 'didn't have it' in the game until they were down by 6-7 runs. ALL season he did this.....time and time again! For all the respect we had for seasons past, he booted this one on numerous occasions. Perhaps he loved his pitchers too well and didn't want to 'hurt their feelings' by yanking them when they, clearly, didn't 'have it' on any given day!!
Many times WE watched a game and wondered which one HE was watching..........
I wish him well..........