DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have two sports questions. The first question is about the NFL Countdown on ESPN on Sundays. They used to have Cris Carter, Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Ditka and Tom Jackson. Chris Berman is still the host but what happened to them all? Did they all get fired or quit together? My second question is, Jerry Remy, one of the announcers for the Red Sox, isn’t on so much now. Does he pick the games he wants to do? Mostly home games I think. — Pam, Peru.

ANSWER: When ESPN decided to shake up the segment last year, the new team did not include Cris Carter, according to the New York Daily News.  Keyshawn Johnson’s contract expired and was not renewed. Mike Ditka still serves an emeritus role at ESPN and has already appeared as a guest on Monday Night Countdown with Chris Berman. Tom Jackson retired after 29 years as a broadcaster.

The changes to the Red Sox analyst lineup is due to a new NESN schedule. Jerry Remy’s agreement was renewed, according to a NESN report from October 2015, and he will work at least 100 Red Sox games per season.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the person looking for scissor sharpening, Cote Bros Sewing Machines also offers this service. We are located at 293 Auburn Road (Route 4) in Turner and can be reached by calling (207) 225-5920 or by email, [email protected] — Ron, no town.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabattus will have it annual Christmas Fair Nov. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are craft and vendor tables, $100 money trees raffle, basket raffles, baked goods and lots of good food. Come get some Christmas shopping done. Lunch will also be available. — Dot, Sabattus.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: If anyone is looking for a place to sell their crafts and gifts, Christ Episcopal Church is now taking reservations for table or space rentals for our Annual Holiday Fair on Nov. 19. To book your reservation, or for more information contact Christine Hebert by calling (207) 743-5277. — No name, Norway.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Nov. 19, 2016 the Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a craft fair at the American Legion Post 86 at 15 Lewiston Road in Gray from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are doing this to raise money for veterans and their families. Crafters are needed, if you are interested and would like to reserve a table please email me at [email protected] Thank you. — Mary, no town.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have several names of students from the Dixfield High school class of 1959 I need to locate: Robert Biden, Sandra Kidder Cole, Gordon Coolidge, Virgil Downs, Barbara Mitchell Harris, Marshall Holman, Stanwood Horne,Richard Hutchinson, Edward Kingsbury, Reginald Lee, Dennis Littlefield, Ruth Blodgett Locker, Lois Boyington Richards, BettyLou Mitchell Robinson, Rodney Roussin, Karl Stalmuke, Rand Stowell, June Hudon Swan, Patricia Parlin Thomas, Meredith Millett Waite, Wayne White, Sadie Smith Willams, Galen Williamson and Howard Wright. I need addresses for my alumni files in order to plan our next reunion. Please contact me at (207) 562-4556 or [email protected] — Cynthia Lane, Dixfield.

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