Archive | December, 2014

CHRISTMAS, THE GREAT CITY HALL and MIGHTY COUNCIL.

18 Dec
Originally published, 18 December 2007; by Mr. Charles A. Soule’.

He came into the cities great hall, mighty council.

Almost in tears with his eye twitching in fear. 

He sat down and started to speak to his faithless nation.

How with a swoop of a pen, President Clinton’s a Democrat’s Administration had strike down the Glass-Steagal Act of 1933 by then President Franklin D. Roosevelt a fellow Democrat. 

And how his government had caused a recession that rippled around the world as if contrived.

How realtors, bankers, government agencies, credit card companies and private companies through manipulation, downsizing and outsourcing to other nations had caused the greatest calamity of his generation.   How they had ensnared their prey for maximum profits in their eagerness to get rich and their executive bonuses.

Then he began, on how the judicial system and government had done evictions of the small guy as creditors, bankers and private companies; with, attorney in hand demanded their ill-gotten-gains.

And of how the judicial system had become a willing participant for a dollar and squeezed every last penny out of their ensnared prey.   The, evicted small guy.   Through, threat of jail imprisonment time.

At last coming to an end, he arose as if up from the grave, from his chair and started a revolution of thought throughout the Great Lewiston, Maine City Council Hall.

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FORMER LEWISTON POLICE CHIEF BUSSIERE AND CPL THOMAS MURPHY NAMED IN CIVIL LAWSUIT: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016 IN PORTLAND: by staff writer in Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal !…HOME INVASION. CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF LEWISTON, MAINE FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ASSAULT; Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine 12/17/2012.

11 Dec

LEWISTON, MAINE CITY SECTION OF THE LEWISTON, MAINE SUN JOURNAL OF;  Friday, August 19, 2016.  COP – corporal Thomas Murphy  and FORMER LEWISTON Chief Bussiere, named in civil lawsuit for alleged non legal; do process, entrance of private home.

12/17/2012:  A jury of 8 women and 4 men at Androscoggin Superior Court, Auburn, Maine found frequent Lewiston, Maine mayoral candidate Charles Arthur Soule not guilty Monday of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with an incident where he said he had come to the aid of a child. Soule, 59 of 135 Bartlett St., Lewiston, Maine was charged with assault after a Lewiston Police Officer Corporal THOMAS MURPHY said he witnessed Soule pick-up a young boy three times, then body slam him to the round last year.  The boy did not require hospitalization or treatment.  “This was a deliberate attempt to derail my campaign.” Soule stated. Soule, who was at the time, running for a Lewiston political office stated he had scuffled with the 8-year-old-boy, but said he had done so in defense of a smaller boy.  He had been sitting in front of his home when he saw two groups of kids begin a street shoving match, he said. When one of the kids started to put another one in a choke hold, Soule took action, he told the Sun Journal in an earlier interview.  What might have looked like an assault was actually the boy slipping and falling due to his unruliness, Soule had said. The trial lasted about three hours in Androscoggin County Superior Court.  The jury deliberated for more than an hour.  In three repeated notes to the Judge Mary G. Kennedy, jurors asked that the legal definition of “assault” be read back twice before acquitting Soule. Prosecutors called to the witness stand several people, including the arresting officer and the boy, now 10 years old, who police said was the victim of Soule’s alleged assault.  Charles A. Soule took the stand and his Attorney, Lorne Fairbanks, called several witnesses who said they witnessed the incident, including two other children and a neighbor. Charles A. Soule, has made unsuccessful runs for mayor, and states that, “Lewiston needs help,” after the incident.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Lewiston Sun Journal of 08 December 2014; What’s happening in Lewiston, Maine

9 Dec

Is it me, or is something amiss in Lewiston’s City government?   I am talking about the acquiring of a canal from Brookfield of Canada, but handing over a Lewiston owned electric generation plant to Brookfield, plus surrendering Lewiston’s water rights.

Then there is the talk about a mega -size elementary school in Lewiston that would be for more than 1,000 students.  How can the students keep from feeling impersonalized, overwhelmed and treated like a number?  In the Sun Journal story, December 1, the proposed school was referred to as a “big school with a small school atmosphere,” but that’s just an oxymoron.

Then there are the recent dealings with the owners of the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, with Lewiston taking part interest in it.  So now Lewiston is a part manager of property it sold?  That is troubling.

I have heard that Auburn officials, in consideration of the mutual study on consolidation of the two cities, are freezing city spending in anticipation of a possible merger of the two cities.  Meanwhile, Lewiston officials are taking a spend-happy attitude.  That leads me to think that a vote against consolidation is required, as Lewiston should be showing good intent so as to not financially burden Auburn in the process.  Then Auburn could reject the merger on merit.

Charles Arthur Soule