County upgrading phone system

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AUBURN — Calling Androscoggin County offices has become glitchy.

Since a new phone system was activated in late April, voice-mail messages have been lost, phones have failed to ring and calls have been diverted in seemingly random ways.

One recent call to the sheriff found its way to the deeds office.

“It’s been glitchy,” County Clerk Patricia Fournier said. “But it’s gotten much better. All of the bugs should be worked out in the next few days.”

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Emergency calls to the Sheriff’s Department have not been affected.

Eventually, every phone in every office will have its own number. The new general number reaching all county departments is (207) 753-2500.

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