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  1. Agencies discuss lead abatement efforts at press conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Twin City Times

    A press conference took place at Lewiston City Hall recently to discuss how federal grants received by the City of Lewiston, Healthy Androscoggin, Pine Tree Legal and the Lewiston School Department will be used to fund a multi-pronged effort to combat childhood lead poisoning in the Lewiston-Auburn area. "Enough is enough; this is going to stop" said Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald about a problem that affected a reported 171 young children in Auburn and 507 young children in Lewiston from 2003 to 2012.

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  2. French-language holiday sing-alongRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Twin City Times

    Irene Mercier, Jeannine Doucette, Mary LeClerc, Jeannette Gregoire, Aliette Couturier, Helene Sylvain, Jacynthe Jacques and Gail Lawrence will lead a French-language holiday sing-along session on December 12. A special French-language holiday sing-along session will take place on Friday, December 12 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at D'Youville Pavillion in Lewiston. The program is free and all are invited to attend.

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  3. Former Bruins lace up for PAL All-Star GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Twin City Times

    Former Boston Bruins players will take to the Androscoggin Colisee ice for the annual Lewiston PAL All-Star Hockey Game on Friday, December 19. The Lewiston Police Athletic League will present its annual Lewiston PAL All-Star Hockey Game, featuring former Boston Bruins players, on Friday, December 19 at 7 p.m. at the Androscogging Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Now running for over a decade, the game has become a local tradition, last year bringing out a near capacity crowd to watch former Bruins, including Kenny "The Rat" Linseman, Reggie Lemelin and John Carter, take to the Colisee ice.

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  4. "Just Us" Family Christmas ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Twin City Times

    The "Just Us" entertainers will sing favorite and non-traditional Christmas songs sure to please all ages at the Franco Center on Sunday, December 7. The "Just Us" entertainers will present their 14th annual Family Christmas Show on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. at the Franco Center in Lewiston. Just Us first performed at the Center in the summer of 2000 to raise funds for the erstwhile Festival de Joie.

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  5. MainStreet Foundation awards "$25K for Kids" grant to ACACRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Twin City Times

    The Androscoggin Children's Advocacy Center has been named the 2014 recipient of Androscoggin Bank's annual $25K for Kids grant. Androscoggin Bank's MainStreet Foundation has selected the Androscoggin Children's Advocacy Center as the 2014 recipient of its annual $25K for Kids grant.

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  6. Emerge Film Festival will return for second yearRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Twin City Times

    Building upon a successful inaugural event held in June, the board is planning a follow-up event that will expand to four days in 2015. Scheduled to run Thursday through Sunday, April 9 through 12, the Festival will showcase a diverse selection of documentary, short and feature-length films made in Maine, across the U.S. and the world.

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  7. Central Distributors supports United WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Twin City Times

    Central Distributors president and general manager Michael Barriault and employees present the $515 raised through their company jean days to United Way of Andro. County Executive Director Joleen Bedard.

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  8. Twin Cities Holiday CelebrationRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Twin City Times

    The annual Twin Cities Holiday Celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 3. Pre-parade activities will include free wagon rides by Stillbrook Acres, leaving from the Pine Street side of Kennedy Park in Lewiston ; free interactive ballet presentations in Callahan Hall at Lewiston Public Library ; and a free children's story time and craft activities presented by Auburn Public Library in Community Room #206 at Auburn City Hall. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Great Falls Plaza parking area in Auburn.

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  9. LPL Friends campaign to update furnitureRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Twin City Times

    In a plan to update the seating and table arrangement in LPL's ground floor area, these tables would be replaced with window counters featuring built-in electrical outlets. In late 1996, Lewiston Public Library first opened its doors on Lisbon Street at a time when activity in downtown Lewiston was minimal and several storefronts sat vacant.

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  10. Clock ticks on City's historic bellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Less than 50 days remain to donate to the City's effort to acquire and preserve the bells of St. Louis Church. The deadline to contribute is December 27. The City of Auburn's effort to raise $12,000 to acquire and preserve the four bells of St. Louis Church, cast in 1915 in Annecy, France by the world renowned Paccard Bell Foundry, have so far reaped $6,500 in donations, putting the project more than half way toward its goal.

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  11. Dollar General prepares to open area storesRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Dollar General currently has five new stores under construction in southern Maine, including one each in Lewiston , Auburn and Turner . The company announced plans to expand its presence into the state in June of 2014 and currently anticipates opening its first store in the state by spring of 2015.

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  12. Letter: Marijuana and ChildrenRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | Twin City Times

    With the referendum concerning the "legalization" of marijuana in Lewiston nearing, I thought of the situation in Colorado. In that state, 'pot' has become legal, and widely available in smoking form and in ready-made food products.

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  13. New memory care facility to open in LewistonRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Woodlands Senior Living, a family-owned company that operates assisted living and memory care facilities at six locations in Maine, is building a 64-bed memory care community at 45 Mollison Way in Lewiston. The specialized care facility is for people with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, and related memory impairments and will be the first purpose-built from the ground-up memory care facility in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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  14. Mystery for Hire presents "Who Killed Jolly Roger"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Mystery for Hire will return to Marco's Restaurant in Lewiston for a performance of an original pirate-themed mystery called "Who Killed Jolly Roger" on Saturday, November 1. "We started doing shows at Marco's at their former location on Lisbon Street," said Dan Marois, who, with his wife, Denise, own and operate Mystery for Hire. "We then followed them to their new location.

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  15. Franco Center kicks off new 15/20 Series with youth Halloween partyRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Twin City Times

    The Franco Center in Lewiston will host a Halloween party for area youth ages 15 to 20 on Friday, October 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Young people from all area high schools, as well as recent graduates who have not yet reached their 21st birthday, are invited to attend.

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  16. Fiddle-icious schedules local concert datesRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Maine's largest fiddle orchestra, Fiddle-icious, has set the dates for its 2014 concert series. This is the eleventh year the group will entertain area audiences with traditional music in an atmosphere of infectious energy and joy.

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  17. Healthy Androscoggin, LAPHC present "Marijuana & Youth" forumRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Twin City Times

    The Lewiston-Auburn Public Health Committee and Healthy Androscoggin will host a forum on "Marijuana & Youth" on Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School. Free and open to the public, the forum will focus on the health and developmental impacts of youth marijuana use, along with the power of prevention.

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  18. Supporters break ground on new Kennedy ParkbandstandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Kennedy Park was the site of much excitement on October 14 as supporters of the Park Bandstand Restoration Project gathered to celebrate the start of construction with a groundbreaking and donor recognition ceremony. Lending an extra charge to the proceedings was news of an announcement earlier in the day of a major donation to the project by Bangor Savings Bank.

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  19. Ribbon cutting at Hampton InnRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Hampton Inn held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of their new Lewiston hotel at an open house on October 9. Pictured here are Chip Morrison of Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Manuel of USDA Rural Development, Shari Young and Terence Nadeau of Lincoln Street Hoteliers, LLC, Ben Kechen of Machias Savings Bank, Lewiston Mayor Robert MacDonald, Chris Thompson and Peg Griswold of Lincoln Street Hoteliers, LLC, Senator Susan Collins, Allison Beane, Gerry Lacasse and Samantha Labrecque of Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn, Henry Sirois of Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch and Amanda Theberge of Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn and Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch .

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  20. Mechanics Savings Bank breaks ground in AuburnRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Twin City Times

    Mechanics Savings Bank has announced they are building a new multi-million dollar campus in Auburn. The plans include a new 4,140 square foot branch on the corner of Minot Avenue and Elm Street.

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