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    August 8, 2020

    Local musician performs final concert to support fellow cancer patients 

    SOUTH PARIS — Paul Dube, blind since the age of 12 and currently battling a terminal cancer diagnosis, has been playing his music in local nursing homes, gazebos and watering holes. Early in his musical career he performed solo and with groups such as Trailer Trash, Triple Threat LTD and the Zingo Zango Generic Jug […]

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    August 8, 2020

    UMF Fitness and Recreation Center reopens on a limited basis Aug. 12

    FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center has announced that, after a recent shutdown due to COVID-19, it will reopen, on a limited basis, to the campus and local communities beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. The facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m. […]

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    August 8, 2020

    St. Francis Garden Celebration set for Auburn

    AUBURN — In celebration of the creation of the St. Francis Garden at Saint Dominic Academy, all are invited to visit the garden on St. Dom’s Auburn Campus, 121 Gracelawn Road, for a special gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. “Attendees can enjoy a Caprese salad with fresh basil and tomatoes from […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Francis Gagnon: In support of Kristen Cloutier

    I have always been impressed with Kristen Cloutier’s representation and dedication to the citizens of Lewiston. She was a proven, hard-working city councilor and mayor, serving time on numerous committees and boards. I worked with her on the Lewiston School Committee for two years and was always impressed with her educated and well thought out […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Kristen Elie: In support of Laurel Libby

    When the New Year rang in, many people had high hopes for 2020. Now, eight months later, many find their hopes looking a little different from what they had anticipated. I hope for wisdom and discretion, for truth and transparency from those who set the course for this beautiful state. I hope for savvy minds […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Rich Lowry: The shame of the teachers unions

    No other group has shown as much contempt for its own work during the coronavirus crisis as teachers. Their unions are actively fighting to keep kids out of the classroom, and also to limit remote instruction, lest it require too much time and attention from people who are supposed to be wholly devoted to educating […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Timothy Carter: Follow proper procedure

    As I write this, national congressional representatives are at an impasse on a new relief bill to address the needs of U.S. citizens and economy. That really doesn’t need to be the case, if proper and normal procedure would have been followed — bills passed by one body are sent to the other where they […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Ryan Lorrain: Supporting Sen. Susan Collins

    Now more than ever, Washington needs less partisanship and more leadership. That’s why, this November, I’m proudly voting to reelect Sen. Susan Collins. Sen. Collins was instrumental in saving the nation’s economy and protecting rural workers with the Paycheck Protection Program she authored when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. She continues to work tirelessly with all […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Serge Abergel, in rebuttal: The choice should be easy to make

    It was shocking to read that Sue Ely and Nick Bennett, writing for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, referred to the Clean Energy Corridor as “the most damaging project in Maine history” (Sun Journal, Aug. 2). That is simply wrong. False. Untrue. Call it whatever you like. In fact, the opposite is true. By […]

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    August 8, 2020

    Froma Harrop: How did America get to be so inferior?

    Europe took dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Its shutdowns were so tight that the eurozone economy has fallen into a recession even deeper than ours. But guess what. Despite occasional spikes, Europe has beaten the virus down to size. With a public reassured that it could return to the beaches, bars and restaurants […]

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