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    March 25, 2019

    Northeast Bank donates to Junior Achievement

    Northeast Bank recently announced a $10,000 donation to support Junior Achievement of Maine. The donation will help support two major Junior Achievement fundraising initiatives — the Maine Golf Classic and Maine Business Hall of Fame Gala — as well as Junior Achievement programming throughout the state. In addition, Northeast Bank will increase volunteerism with the […]

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    March 25, 2019

    Bangor Savings Bank Foundation announces grand winners

    BANGOR — Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s 2019 Community Matters More announces the winners in the 12th annual grant program. The program awarded more than $140,000 to 55 Maine and New Hampshire nonprofit organizations chosen by a public voting process. The top two vote-getters in each of the 11 regions received a $5,000 grant, while 33 […]

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    March 25, 2019

    Bri Theriault joins Fontaine Team

    AUBURN — Bri Theriault has joined Fontaine Team — The Real Estate Leader as an administrative assistant at the Auburn location. She will work closely with staff members to help with daily tasks, as well as answering the phone and greeting clients. Theriault was previously employed at Sabattus Regional Credit Union and Chick-a-dee of Lewiston. […]

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    March 25, 2019

    Cleaves named recreation coordinator for Mechanic Falls

    MECHANIC FALLS — Ashley Cleaves of Poland has been hired as the new, part-time recreation coordinator for the town of Mechanic Falls. Cleaves is a graduate of Poland Regional High School and has a bachelor of science degree in community recreation from the University of Southern Maine. She has previous work experience within the Gorham […]

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    March 24, 2019

    Capricorn: Take time to go over where you are in life

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Peyton Manning, 43; Alyson Hannigan, 45; Jim Parsons, 46; Louie Anderson, 66. Happy Birthday: Balance and equality will be required this year. Consider what you have accomplished and what you have left to do. A practical approach to getting what you want will help protect you from temptation placed in […]

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    March 24, 2019

    Marc Thiessen: Democrats the biggest threat to the Constitution

    Thiessen writes that Democrats would have the public believing that President Trump is a threat to the U.S. Constitution. But it is Democrats themselves who pose a larger threat.

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    March 24, 2019

    James McHugh: Restore the tax deductions

    I believe changes in tax policies are used to reward some and hurt others. I am a retired union construction worker. I spent a lot of time working out of state, coming home only on weekends. I was able to deduct my expenses — hotel, meals, mileage and tolls; also union dues, safety clothing, steel-toed […]

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    March 24, 2019

    Ramesh Ponnuru: War on opioid abuse is striking the wrong target

    Patients in pain have become collateral damage in the war on opioids. That’s the message of a letter from more than 300 medical professionals, including three former White House drug czars, to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2016, the CDC issued guidelines to discourage doctors from overprescribing opioids. The signatories believe that those guidelines […]

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    March 24, 2019

    Laura Daily: How parents of adults can (gently) close the doors to the Bank of Mom and Dad

    Daily offers suggestions on how to help young adults learn how to be financially independent from their parents.

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    March 24, 2019

    Michael Strain: Brace yourself for the 2020 Medicare wars

    By Michael R. Strain Bloomberg Opinion Democrats called President Donald Trump’s budget “dead on arrival” when it landed in Congress last week, and they are almost surely correct. After all, Congress, not the president, controls actual spending levels. But that doesn’t mean Trump’s plan for fiscal year 2020 should be ignored. Instead, it can be […]

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