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    May 23, 2019

    Froma Harrop: Payday loans crushing the souls of borrowers

    The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low — naively too low. Too bad the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, weren’t more careful, because their clumsy approach hands ammo to foes of those reining in […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Laurel Libby: An opportunity squandered

    Today, the Maine in which I am raising my children looks very different from the Maine in which I was raised. Legislation that Maine Sen. Ned Claxton voted in stripping parents of their rights will forever alter the independent, free-thinking Maine landscape. While I respect Sen. Claxton’s office, I am sorely disappointed in his vote […]

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    May 23, 2019

    Cal Thomas: The pro-life movement’s moment

    Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures — the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative victories. That may be about to change. While New York and several other states have passed […]

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    May 22, 2019

    Benjamin Gideon admitted to Inner Circle

    LEWISTON — Benjamin Gideon, an attorney with Berman & Simmons of Lewiston, has been admitted to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only, national organization of plaintiff attorneys. The Inner Circle limits its membership to no more than 100 of the top plaintiff trial lawyers in the nation. Attorney Gideon is only the second lawyer […]

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    May 22, 2019

    Kelsy Ross new athletic director at NYA

    YARMOUTH — Kelsy Ross, formerly the head women’s soccer coach at Bates College in Lewiston and lecturer in the Bates College physical education department, has been named the new athletic director at North Yarmouth Academy. For the past nine years, Ross has held multiple roles in the Bates College athletic department. As head coach of […]

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    May 22, 2019

    Compounding Solutions celebrating 20 years in business

    LEWISTON — Compounding Solutions, a leading polymer compound manufacturing company with headquarters in Lewiston, celebrates its 20th anniversary in business as a premiere medical compounder. Scott Neal founded the company in May 1999. The company develops custom compounds that are engineered to meet the specific requirements of demanding applications and has more than 80 employees. […]

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    May 22, 2019

    Jared Cash joins USM

    PORTLAND —Jared Cash, currently serving as the vice president for enrollment management and external relations at the University of Maine at Farmington, has been named to serve as University of Southern Maine’s vice president for enrollment management and marketing. A Maine native with years of experience in higher education, Cash will oversee a variety of […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2019

    LA Chamber Business After Hours June 20

    AUBURN — The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Uplift LA will host Business After Hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Maine Business to Business Trade Show at the Norway Savings Bank Arena, 985 Turner St., Auburn. This event is sponsored by Neokraft Signs and will feature live music, […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2019

    NorthStar providers recognized

    FARMINGTON — During National EMS Week, NorthStar held its annual recognition and awards banquet on May 20 to honor its staff of emergency medical technicians. NorthStar is the ambulance service of Franklin Memorial Hospital and operates throughout the Greater Franklin County. Earlier in the day, Cassandra Clark, a NorthStar paramedic and supervisor based in Farmington, […]

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    May 22, 2019

    Richard Grant joins Allied Physical Therapy

    FARMINGTON — Richard Grant, PTA, has joined the practice of Allied Physical Therapy on Middle Street in Farmington. Grant served five years of active duty in the United States Army. On completion of two tours in Iraq, he used the GI Bill to enroll in the physical therapy assistants program at Kennebec Valley Community College, […]

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