Dear Sun Spots: Here I am again full of questions I know will be answered. Please, what happened to Hazel Mae who worked for NESN? What happened to Carole Simpson who worked for world news on network TV weekends? Can’t remember which one? Thank you. – No Name, Farmington.

Answer:
Hazel Mae joined NESN in August 2004 and served as the anchor for SportsDesk and the host of the Ultimate Red Sox Show and The Buzz. She announced her decision to leave NESN in early June and gave her last broadcast on June 28. Previously, she worked as an anchor and host for Rogers Sportsnet in Toronto. Although Mae announced no immediate plans, rumors circulated that she was in talks with Channel 4 in Boston, a CBS affiliate, who recently parted ways with their longtime sports anchor. Other rumors speculate that she is going to the new MLB Network, which will premiere Jan. 1, 2009. Neither rumor has been confirmed.

Since 2004, Carole Simpson has been serving as News Ambassador to high school students, as part of an ABC News initiative in the nation’s public schools. She joined ABC News in 1982 and served as the anchor of “World News Tonight Sunday” from 1988 to 2003. According to ABC, her reports have appeared on “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” “Nightline” and numerous ABC special event programs.

Dear Sun Spots: The Jay High School Class of 1968 reunion committee is planning a 40th class reunion, which is being held Sept. 13 at the Boiler Room. We searched the Internet and made numerous calls to friends and relatives of former classmates in an attempt to locate all of those that graduated with us. We did quite well finding most of our former classmates; however, we are hoping that you can help us to find the following people that we have not been able to locate. We are looking for: Jean Bernard, Holly Faulkner, Joy Therrien, Harold Swift, Brian Smith, Anita McDonald, Douglas Ladd and Brenda Mullins.

If anyone has a phone number or mailing address for any of these people, would you please call Nancy (Samson) Coombs at 207-897-3004 or Jackie (Roy) Bayer at 207-897-5066. Or if you’d rather you can e-mail me at [email protected] Thank you. – Nancy Coombs, Jay.


Dear Sun Spots: I have a black cap and gown to give away and also five Victory statues and one basket of trophies to give to any organization or school that could use them. They can call 674-2410 between 9 – 11 a.m. weekdays. Thank you. – B. Dewitt, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for such an informative process for our community. Good job! My question is related to the salaries of our local TV news reporters such as Pat Callahan, Cindy Williams, Joe Cupo on WCSH. Is this a trade secret or might the public have access to this information? Just curious. – No Name, Auburn.

Answer:
Unfortunately, the information is not available to the public. Steve Thaxton, president and general manager at WCSH 6, notes that “personal information regarding our employees such as salaries is considered strictly private at WCSH6. There are no government regulations or requirements to disclose salaries of our station employees.”

Dear Sun Spots: My name is Joyce Bryant. I am looking for a pen pal. I prefer corresponding with a female; age is no concern. I have many interests especially working with crafts. If you would like a pen pal, please write to me at 26 Republican Ave., Oxford, ME 04270. – Joyce Bryant, Oxford.



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