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You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel

For the longest time, I wondered why Elton John was so smitten with the star of "Who's the Boss." After all, in one of his biggest hits Elto [...]

Walking in Auburn: Downtown 'treasures' you must see

AUBURN — Alan Manoian doesn't just talk the talk about the many benefits of downtown Auburn — he walks the walk. Sometimes, he walks the walk once a week. Manoian, Auburn's economic development specialist, is spending several nights this summer giving walking tours and h...

Face time: Tony, Codfish and Duke from 'Downeast Dickering'

BETHEL — The team of Tony, Codfish and Duke are dickering again.  The Bethel guys — Stanley "Codfish" Cordwell, Tony Bennett and his family's Jack Russell terrier, Duke — were a mainstay in the first season of the History Channel's "Downeast Dickering." They b...

Eats: Inn by the River

Fine dining at — where else? — The Forks. You’ll get no argument from me when you say that the Androscoggin River valley has its share of wonderful eateries. From linen tablecloths to sporks, and from ethnic to American cuisine, there is something here for everyone....

Night life calendar for the week of July 20

Some events require tickets or are subject to other limitations. If in doubt, we recommend you contact the venue. Night Life listings must be e-mailed to and received no later than Monday. Tonight Film: Brasslands, 6 and 8 p.m., Frontier, Brunswick Sund...

Mystery photo for July 20, 2014

Mystery photo for July 20, 2014

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Small restrooms, disabilities collide

DEAR  SUN SPOTS: I read you every day. I'd like to ask for your help about the bathrooms in stores and restaurants. The doors are very heavy, and some bathrooms very small. Both my dad and grandmother have to use walkers, and it's hard to push those doors open when they are that ...

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Guest howls over dog's attendance at wedding

DEAR ABBY: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these establishments. After a guest — ...

Horoscope - Eugina Last


Leo: You may feel impulsive

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Elisabeth Moss, 32; Anna Paquin, 32; Jennifer Lopez, 45; Kristin Chenoweth, 46. Happy Birthday: Keep a close watch over your personal papers and investments. Problems will arise if you are too trusting or quick to take a risk...

Dr. Roach

How to treat RA in HIV-positive patient

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 49 years old and fairly healthy. I've been HIV-positive for over 20 years and have diabetes. My HIV doctor told me that my rheumatoid factor was 112, and said to see a rheumatologist. He told me that the shot for arthritis isn't good for me because my immune system i...