Dear Sun Spots: Your readers have greatly helped my research on local history in the past. Here’s another question. Does anyone have a photo of the interior of the Lewiston Municipal Courtroom (now City Council room) or one of the Androscoggin County Courtroom? My research is on some court cases 1917-1918, but photos from any time (the older the better) might help. I’ve already contacted the Androscoggin Historical Society. Please call (207) 782-3072. – Doug Hodgkin, Lewiston.


Dear Sun Spots: After I had my flu shot recently I was put on antibiotics for an infection. Will the antibiotic negate my flu shot? Thank you very much. Keep up the good work. – D.G., Lewiston.

Answer:
Sun Spots spoke with the public relations office at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, which advises you to consult with the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic. It is difficult for a physician not working with you to give an answer on this as they do not have your specific medical history on hand nor could they guess on what might be best suited to your specific case.

Dear Sun Spots: This is for the lady who asked to know where to find White Cloud toilet paper: Wal-Mart in Auburn has them located on the section out back on the right of the store where the meat section is. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I am writing again for your help. Years ago, Mary Maxim had a pattern for a small knit stocking to hang on a tree.

If anyone out there who has the pattern would be willing to share it, I would appreciate it. Thanks for all your help in the past. – No Name, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for versions of the Stock Market Card Game called Pit, as well as a Unicycle. I can be reached at (207) 786-2748. – Sheldon Walton, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: As the new year begins, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is in need of more dedicated volunteers. Our volunteer program is over 18 years old and can make a tremendous difference to patients and their caregivers in maintaining quality of life.

We need:

• Hospice volunteers to visit and support terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

• Visiting volunteers to provide companionship and assist homebound patients recovering from an illness.

• Grocery volunteers to pick up and deliver groceries.

• Transportation volunteers to provide rides for medical appointments and other needs.

• Office volunteers to provide support to staff and volunteers at our Strawberry Avenue location.

A free 25-hour training course for hospice volunteers will begin Feb. 10 in Lewiston. Three-hour training classes are provided individually for other volunteer positions.

Volunteers usually spend from two to five hours per week and are matched with patients in or near their communities. They do not do hands-on care. We need volunteers throughout Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

For more information I can be reached at (207) 777-7740 or 800-482-7412. Thank you very much. – Nancy Greene, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you please find out if a unregistered, un-inspected vehicle can be parked on private property for weeks and months? Thank you. – J.P., Lewiston.

Answer:
According to Linda Grant of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles there could be some variations to this. Grant says there could be situations where a town has an ordinance that is stricter than state law but generally speaking an “automobile graveyard” is defined as a yard, field or other outdoor area used to store three or more unregistered and un-inspected motor vehicles for a period of one year or more. This is the definition in Title 30-A, which towns may use to enforce a potential issue.

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