Dear Sun Spots: The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Committee is trying to raise funds to defray the cost of bringing the Wall to Lewiston in September.

Volunteers will be selling raffle tickets, commemorative shirts and hats at the following events this summer:

Windham Summerfest, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 24, on the grounds of Windham High School. Entertainment includes a community parade at 9 a.m., live entertainment all day, fireworks at dusk. FMI please contact Windham Parks & Recreation Department 892-1905.

Liberty Festival, July 4, Veterans Memorial Park, Lewiston, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out www.laarts.org for details of this festival and other Lewiston/Auburn festivals and summer events.

Moxie Festival, July 13-15 in Lisbon (no times as yet). Check out www.moxiefestival.com for updates.

Franco Festival, Aug. 3-5 at The Colisee. FMI check out www.francoamericanheritage.org.

Balloon Festival, Aug. 17-19. Keep an eye on the Web site, www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org, for details as they become available.

Brunswick Naval Air Show, Sept. 15-16 at Naval Air Station, Brunswick (no times yet).


We need volunteers willing to work at these functions. If you want to help, please phone me at 754-0531 or e-mail me at [email protected] Thank you. – Claudette Therriaut, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: I am an avid reader of Sun Spots on a daily basis. I have written to Sun Spots many times, and the column was very helpful. You do a great job and a great service to and for many people. Keep it up.

I have two questions; hopefully you can help.

My first question is, when and why did the A.J. Wright department store on Brighton Avenue in Portland close and why?

My second question is, whom would I contact to have incorrect information removed from public records? Intelius has incorrect information on file in public records, that pertains to my name. I would like to get the incorrect information removed, but don’t know who to contact regarding this information. I have contacted Intelius, and they told me they can’t remove any information regarding public records. Thank you for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, regarding your first question, AJ Wright in the Pinetree Shopping Center closed Jan. 18, 2007.

According to a representative of TJX, the parent company of AJ Wright, the closure was part of a repositioning for future growth. On Nov. 30, 2006, AJ Wright announced it would be closing 34 out of 162 stores. The Maine location was one of those. The representative noted that the closings give the division a firmer platform for AJ Wright to go forward, continue growing.

In the meantime, you might be interested in checking out the AJ Wright at Main Street Marketplace Plaza, 300 Main St., Suite 404, Nashua, NH 03060, 603-595-8090. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

And lastly, regarding your question on Intelius, according to www.ussearch.com you need to contact the credit reporting agencies directly. Each agency has its own procedure for correcting information in or obtained from its credit reports. Contact them at:

Experian, P.O. Box 949, Allen, TX 75013, 800-682-7654; Trans Union, 760 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064-0390, 800-888-4213; and Equifax Information Services, P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374, 800-685-1111.

The site also notes that those wishing to obtain copies of information from public or publicly available information sources, or choose to correct inaccuracies to information in such sources, needs to contact such sources directly. These sources include local, state and federal government courts and agencies.

For example: In the case of a military search, you should contact the appropriate branch of service. In the case of a judgment search, you should contact the appropriate state, local or federal court. In the case of bankruptcy or liens, you should contact the appropriate federal bankruptcy court. For automobile and license information, you will need to contact the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles.

To remove yourself from the US SEARCH Public Record Profile, you should contact them by writing a letter giving your complete name, name variations, mailing address, date of birth, and Social Security number to: Opt-Out/US SEARCH.com Inc. 600 Corporate Pointe, Suite 220, Culver City, CA 90230. Inclusion in the opt-out database occurs approximately 30 days after receipt of the request.

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