Dear Sun Spots: You have done wonders for so many people. We all enjoy your answers.

Several of my friends, myself included, would like to know if there are gasoline filling stations locally. Preferably in Auburn, that give full service. Almost all of them offer self-service only. Those of us who are elderly appreciate the benefit of full service. We are willing to pay a little extra if we can receive full service as we are not very good at filling our own gas tanks. Cold weather bothers us. Thank you. – No Name, Auburn.

Sun Spots commiserates with you and your friends, especially when having to fill up in often frigid weather.

Co-workers kindly provided the following list and Sun Spots thanks them for their assistance:

Leighton’s Store on 968 Minot Ave., Auburn, located next to Blackie’s Vegetable Stand.

Grimmel’s on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

Poisson’s on South Main Street, Auburn.

At 744 Minot Ave, right next to Georgio’s, is a full-service filling station, Maine Tyre & Supply Co., owned and operated by Glen Whittier.

Berube’s Exxon, East Avenue, Lewiston. There is also one on Sabattus Street at the intersection of East Avenue and Sabattus Street and, you may want to try Yvon’s Supersonic Car Wash, 7 Lincoln St., Lewiston.

And, for readers living outside the Twin Cities area:

If you and your friends are willing to travel just over the line into Turner, across and slightly north of the Chick-a-Dee restaurant, there’s an Irving station on the right providing full service.

Another option is in Brunswick. There’s a Mobil station in Brunswick that will pump gas for elderly patrons on Tuesday and Thursday for a couple of hours each day.

CN Brown Service Station at the Intervale in Farmington.

Davidson’s Garage on Main Street (Route 4) in Rangeley.

Dead River Gas Station on the corner of Fair and Paris streets in Norway or just down Route 26 near the Mobil Mart in Paris. The Mobil Mart is across the street from the Pine Grove Cemetery, in the parking lot near the former Country Way Restaurant.

* Clarification: Column readers should note that Nick Paradis mentioned in Monday’s column regarding the closure of El Dorado restaurant in South Paris has no connection with the restaurant. The building is owned by his father who leased it to Adam Brown. Sun Spots has been unable to reach Brown who operated the El Dorado and who closed New Year’s Eve.

Dear Sun Spots: Many months ago, there was a commercial on one of the local channels advertising a new phone company in Maine. I didn’t get the information written down and can’t seem to find any additional information on it. Could you please see if you could get this information for me?
Sheila Rousseau, Auburn.

Answer: Sun Spots wonders if you are perhaps referring to Oxford Networks, which is in the process of moving into lower Lisbon Street. You can reach them at 945 Center St., Auburn; 115 Depot St., Buckfield; 27 Fair St., Norway; or 511 Congress St., Portland; 1-800-520-9911 or (207) 786-2300; by e-mail at [email protected]; or via their Web site at

Dear Sun Spots: I have an Ashley, oval wood stove, which is what No Name, No Town is looking for. The stove is in good condition. He can call me at (207) 627-4378 or write to me at 258 Forrest Edwards Road, Otisfield, ME 04270-6416. – Miland McAllister, Otisfield.

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