Mayor Intends to Keep Demolishing Lewiston Until It’s a Nice Place to Live. No Word on Plans to Salt The Earth After

Committee meeting. Maine news from the Rumford MeteorThey arrived wearing tailored suits and well-coiffed hair, carrying expensive designer briefcases. To us simple folks in the room, they presented an air of stature, an air of importance. An air of superiority—airs found solely in representatives of the United States Government. Present in the room were the mayors of Lewiston-Auburn and the economic development staffs of both cities. Each representative from the federal government introduced himself or herself, informing those present of their individual expertise. Each explained how the magical mystical drug they had brought, known as taxpayers’ money, could be used to elevate our cities into a modern low- to no-income metropolis even more desirable for those wishing to live as recipients of Maine’s generous entitlement programs. Mayor LaBonté and I thanked them for their concerns, but opted out of any federal funds designed to build additional low- to moderate-income housing.  (read more at the Twin City Times)