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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, 4-year-old daughter Alaina, and 7-year-old bulldog Walter. He has released four CDs of original music and does occasional research work for Marvel Comics' collected editions.

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    October 16, 2021

    Froma Harrop: A jerk and his job may soon be parted

    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a private employer to get rid of a worker deemed bad for business, he or she can. Such appears to be the fate of Jon Gruden, who resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders football coach after a trove of racist, sexist and homophobic utterings came to light.

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    October 16, 2021

    Marc Lepage: Beaparlant would take Lewiston schools in right direction

    I am writing in support of Paul Beaparlant for Ward 7 School Committee in Lewiston.  I have taught with Paul for 5 years at Edward Little High School and know him to be a fine educator and active citizen in our community. Normally, someone saying “been there, done that” is thought of as a negative. […]

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    October 16, 2021

    Ellen Field: Retroactive law changing sets dangerous precedent

    Question 1 is written in a deceptive, confusing way. There are multiple different issues in one question. What if a voter wants to allow the New England Clean Energy Connect project to go forward but is horrified at the idea of “retroactive voting”?  The question should simply be “yes” or “no” on the corridor. It’s […]

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    October 16, 2021

    Kaileigh Tara: Vote Lavoie for Lewiston School Committee

    I am writing in support of Jason Lavoie’s candidacy for the Lewiston School Committee. He was just endorsed by the Lewiston Education Association, and has a career based in education in both Lewiston and Auburn. He is dedicated to his students. I ask residents to vote for him for Lewiston School Committee. Kaileigh Tara, Lewiston

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    October 16, 2021

    Janet Kinney: Brady has rings, but Belichick ‘is no slouch’

    In the Oct. 2 articles about Tom Brady and his former coach, Bill Belichick, sure, only trees have more rings than Tom. But Mr. Belichick is no slouch. His mentor, Bill Parcells, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Amen. Janet Kinney, Jay      

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    October 16, 2021

    Bob Neal: The Countryman: Powerful men behaving badly

    The missing element in Jon Gruden’s behavior, as in the behavior of millions who post lies and rubbish on the internet, is responsibility. To quote Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Gruden had great power as a head coach and TV analyst. He needed to show some responsibility. He didn’t.

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    October 16, 2021

    Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 16

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    October 15, 2021

    Larry Gilbert Sr.: Sheline would ‘work tirelessly’ as Lewiston’s mayor

    I write to offer my full endorsement of Carl Sheline for election to the office of mayor for our city of Lewiston. I have known Carl ever since he has lived in our community. He truly is community-oriented by his years of involvement in the business community as well as his civic engagement. Carl is […]

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    October 15, 2021

    Dan Bilodeau: Elect Gould to Auburn City Council

    For the Auburn City Council Ward 1 seat, I frankly feel we need a younger candidate for so many reasons: to be in touch with our range of generations, to have the energy and vitality to get dutifully on committees and boards, and serve and support the city initiatives through the council and city managers. […]

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    October 15, 2021

    Dustin Chasse: Gillespie ‘truly cares’ for Lewiston

    Lewiston deserves a mayor who truly cares for the city, its residents — and always has its best interests in mind. Donna Gillespie is that person. A Lewiston resident for the last 30 years, Donna has been witness to the positive changes the city has undergone during this time. Of the two candidates running in […]

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