Sign remains after election

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: My question/problem is that a campaign sign for “Roy for county commissioner” still remains up under the power lines on Old Webster Road in Lewiston. Is there someone who can get rid of it since the election is over?

I was under the impression that the candidates, win or lose, were to take care of this. Forgive me if this not something you can help with. Thank you. — Scott Eustis in Lewiston

ANSWER: Sun Spots can help, although she won’t go take down the sign personally!

According to the candidate’s election guide at maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2014/guide14.pdf, signs must be removed no later than one week after the election, primary or referendum. Perhaps it was just overlooked? According to the election results, Matthew P. Roy won his race.

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Someone who knows Roy will probably see this in the column and let him know, but if not a call to the County Commission asking them to let Roy know might do the trick. The number is 207-753-2500.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am a hairdresser for Clover Manor Nursing Home. I was wondering if any local salons would consider donating hairdo magazines they now throw away or recycle. Some of the ladies would sure enjoy looking at them.

I can be reached by calling Clover, extension 129. Thank you. — Gail Miller, Wales

ANSWER: Sun Spots looked up the address and phone for Clover: 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, 207-784-3573.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to C.G. who is looking for Mrs. Fields cookies (Nov. 22), she can find them at Big Lots in Auburn in the food section. — M.S., Leeds

ANSWER: Others also wrote to recommend Big Lots, but there are other options as well. Read on.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I read your column every day and love it. You do a wonderful job.

I buy Mrs. Fields cookies all the time. I get them at Rite Aid, Ocean State Job Lot, Walgreens and Big Lots. My favorite is white chunk macadamia — B.K., Bryant Pond

ANSWER: Thank you for your kind words. Sun Spots enjoys doing the column. The only downside is when she answers a question incorrectly!

She could use some more questions about now. With everyone busy with the holidays, her “in” box is a bit thin. Now is the time to ask something you always wanted to know.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the person looking for fingerling potatoes (Nov. 28), these are available at Forage Market, 180 Lisbon St., Lewiston, 207-333-6840. — R.A.C. via email

ANSWER: Sun Spots did not think that the Shepody potatoes the reader sought are fingerlings, so she looked up fingerlings on Wikipedia, which says:

“A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato which may be any heritage potato cultivars. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow. They are fully mature when harvested and are not to be confused with new potatoes.

“Popular fingerling potatoes include the yellow-skinned Russian banana, the orange-skinned French, and the purple Peruvian. Due to their size and greater expense compared to other potatoes, fingerlings are commonly either halved and roasted as a side dish or used in salads.”

Shepody potatoes are primarily grown for french fries, so they are long and large, not small like fingerlings. Or at least so Sun Spots thinks. Readers, prove her wrong!

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