DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was delighted to see a wonderful article in the B-Section on Sunday (Jan. 29) under EATS written by Aimsel Ponti of Portland Press Herald featuring the Station Grill in Lewiston.

I just had the pleasure of dining there with my two new neighbors. We were there for breakfast and I must say Aimsel was right on. The food was most delicious, and the portions were generous. I was delighted they have gluten-free bread.

I was very happy to see this restaurant featured. The Lebels have been through so much with the horrendous event on Oct. 25 that occurred at the bowling alley, Just In-Time Recreation, and Schemengees that they own.

Kathy lost her good friend and manager, Joseph Walker. Many who died were also good friends. I pray the EATS article and this letter is encouraging to the Lebels. I love my Sun Journal Sunday paper. — No name Lewiston

ANSWER: Thank you for this, dear reader. I’m sure both the Lebel family and Aimsel will appreciate your kind words.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a question regarding caller ID on our landline phone.


For years we have been getting dozens of spam calls each day. Now I’m getting calls with people’s names instead. Have the laws changed requiring the caller to identify themselves because I’m not seeing spam as much anymore or is this a feature through my carrier, Spectrum? — No name, Auburn

ANSWER: This tactic is labeled phone spoofing and it occurs when scammers use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology to manipulate your caller ID into displaying a name or number that you may trust. They may even use names and numbers you recognize or are similar.

Always hang up when you get a robocall. Never respond with “Yes” to unknown callers, such as answering, “Yes” when they say, “Can you hear me?” Consider signing up for a spam call blocker which Spectrum can help you with and report the spoofed calls to your carrier. Contact your phone company to learn more about the blocking and labeling solutions that may be available to protect you from unwanted and illegal calls.

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, and consider signing up for identity theft protection.

The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection stops unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices by collecting reports from consumers and conducting investigations, suing companies and people that break the law, developing rules to maintain a fair marketplace, and educating consumers and businesses about their rights. There is a form you can fill out at

The FTC is advocating for phone and internet companies to develop and use screening solutions so their customers receive fewer spam calls. Communicate with your phone service carrier. They are there to help you.

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