LEWISTON — Mayor Larry Raymond’s comments and letter in October 2002 kicked off a firestorm of controversy, putting Lewiston and its influx of new immigrants on newspapers and TV screens around the world.

Ten years later and comments by Mayor Robert Macdonald have ignited a similar, but smaller, controversy.

Join Lewiston Deputy City Administrator Phil Nadeau and Lisbon Street store owner Hussein Ahmed for a live video discussion about Lewiston then — the days and weeks after Raymond’s controversial letter — and today.

How has the community changed, are the changes for the better and what will happen — or needs to happen — next?

The live video chat is scheduled for noon Monday, Oct. 8. It will be shown live on sunjournal.com, with a live chat via Coveritlive.com. Log on to discuss the topic and ask questions.

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Larry Raymond’s letter and Lewiston’s reaction

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