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    May 29, 2019

    Scott Monko: Bill is nothing more than punishment

    A year and a half ago, I moved from Pennsylvania to Maine to work for a company I have heard of all my life. My wife is from here and I couldn’t be happier to live in this beautiful state and work for a great Maine company. My time here has taught me that Maine […]

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    May 29, 2019

    T’Shawn Myvett: ‘Rebate Rule’ won’t help

    Throughout Maine, people are struggling to afford their prescription drug medications and make ends meet. The proposed “Rebate Rule,” which eliminates pharmacy benefit managers, will allow Big Pharma to set the price for prescription drugs without negotiation. Not only would the elderly and disabled see a 25% increase in their insurance premiums, but it would […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Two appointed for Diocese of Portland

    PORTLAND — Bishop Robert P. Deeley has appointed a new director of seminarians and a new interim director of campus ministry for the Diocese of Portland. Both appointments are effective July 1. The Rev. Gregory Dube has been appointed director of seminarians for the Diocese of Portland. This appointment is in addition to his role […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Commercial driver training offered

    MEXICO — Region 9 Professional Truck Driver Training, Region 9 Adult Education, Western Maine Community Action and Maine CareerCenters are partnering to provide a truck driver with work readiness training program beginning in early July. This comprehensive training will provide students the opportunity to acquire their choice of Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Audrey Machowski earns CIC designation

    PORTLAND — Audrey Machowski of Wales has earned her Certified Insurance Counselor designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. The designation marks a standard of achievement, personal dedication and expertise to succeed in an ever-changing profession. The program requires successful completion of five comprehensive examinations that focus on all major fields of […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Kiernan Majerus-Collins: Backing Mark Cayer for mayor

    The Lewiston Democratic Party is proud to announce its endorsement of Mark Cayer for mayor. A former city council president, Cayer is experienced and ready to lead the city. He has a track record of tackling Lewiston’s toughest challenges head on. As chair of the school committee, he has made fighting poverty a centerpiece of […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Marisa Bethea: Changes needed in Rumford

    I began attending Rumford Select Board meetings after returning home to stay and realizing that the town had not changed much. I soon realized no one on the board seemed to ask the question “Where are the dollars coming from for this new initiative?” I have discussed my concerns with some of the board members […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Rich Lowry: The worst cover-up of all time

    President Donald Trump may be guilty of many things, but a cover-up in the Mueller probe isn’t one of them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, attempting to appease forces in the Democratic Party eager for impeachment, is accusing him of one, with all the familiar Watergate connotations. The charge is strange, not to say incomprehensible, in […]

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    May 28, 2019

    Erin Hazlett-Norman: Support earned income tax credit

    I write to voice my support for LD 1491, Maine Earned Income Tax Credit, a bill that is currently being considered by the state Legislature. I support the proposed EITC because I know that the whole state benefits when working people are able to make ends meet. I also believe that all forms of labor […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Eugenia Last, Libra: Learn something new; make positive lifestyle change

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Helena Bonham Carter, 53; Lenny Kravitz, 55; Pam Grier, 70; Stevie Nicks, 71. Happy Birthday: Look at your needs, and be good to yourself. Open up about the way you feel and what you want to happen. Find the best way to move forward, and put what you need in […]

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