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13 Jun


1. Over 179 building, 600 dwelling and apartment units (Now, a property taxable loss to the city; that, business and residents must make up in the city budget.) have been demolished either by City (Mostly) or private land owners in the Past 32 years. This does not include the transfer of the Bates Mill Complex with $27 million dollars, 3 parking garages, and cost of refurbishing of 300 parking space and on going heating of the mill by the City of Lewiston, Maine.

55% of all housing units as of 2013 are structures containing two or more units and as of 2013 there were 70 condemned residential structures in the City.

As, of 2013 the breakdown of housing types are as follow:

43.3% Single-family Detached homes.
1.6% Attached Homes.
41.1% 2 to 9 unites.
10.3 10 or more units.
3.7% Mobile Homes.

These figure maybe off by up to 2 percent as of 2016.

*SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS: (Was talking to Code enforcement and he stated to me that it was a good thing building and apartments holding units were being torn down as it would lead to not having to build more schools.)

Student, totals are projected to be as of 2017 5,752 with an increase until year 2021 this in part due to reproductive habits of some newer immigrants and welfare. Plus, non sexual education of new immigrants and religious belief as contraceptives were to we Christians as dictated by the Holy Sea.

This increase in the last few years has created a significant increase in the tax rate for elderly property owner’s through the expansion of schools and the construction of a new K1 to K8 which will be over budget by my speculations. This do to unforeseen property procurement and demolition costs.

It is my speculation that 47 new classrooms are need in the next 10 years. This with associated teachers and support staff.

It would be wise to think that; if, it were not for the demolition of multi-unit building Lewiston, Maine would be in server municipal financial trouble and maybe at that in the future.

*LEWISTON, MAINE ROADS/Water Distribution Lines/SIDEWALKS/Parking Garages/BRIDGES/Landfill:

188 mile of roads.
146 miles of H2O distribution Lines.
86 miles of sidewalks.
5 Parking structures.
8 Bridges.
1 Landfill which I anticipate will need to be replaced in a little more than 10 years.


1. Invest Wisely.
2. Emphasize the Heart of Lewiston.
3. Rethink Lewiston’s Suburban Gateways.
4. Capture a Greater hare of Major Retailers and Employers.
5. Make Lewiston a Hub for Artisan Industry.
6. Build Lewiston’s Creative Economy. (Translates to; Range of economic professions in active Lewiston.)
7. Partner, with Educational Institutions and Local Manufactures to Build a Skilled Labor Force.
8. Strive to become Self-Sufficient. This to me mean doing business with local town businesses peoples when meaningful value can be achieved.
9. Reforming the Cities General Assistance Policy. This to me means adding an individual to corporate full employment by the City of Lewiston’s paying the Employer for a period of time to educate the individual General Assistance person to learn the Job Requirements.


A. Support Local Partnerships / Incubators.

B. Start an Annual Partnership / Incubator Conference.

C. Open a Co-Working Office.

D. Promote, Grassroots Initiatives through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Funding.


Initiate, a Downtown Development Revolving Fund or Infrastructure Bank or Union with credit unions / Banks.

Create, a Business Improvement District.

Set up a Tax Increment Financing District for the Downtown area.

Pursue Revitalization Loans or Grants from around the world.

Expand or create, search for a new Lewiston Economic Growth Plan with input from local businesses, out of state and overseas nations.

* * ALL, THIS WHILE INSTRUCTING: Lewiston’s Municipal government not to exceed Lewiston 12018 budget expenditures this goes to pay raises and Teacher-yearly-Step-Raises of 3% for each year they are with the School System. This 3% percent is on top of last years 3% increase and 3% on each salary they go a year earlier plus medical and extras.

Maine Financial System, is an up side down Egyptian Pyramid; getting ready to collapse on it’s self. Remember, Maine population is decreasing and the people living here will sooner or later be taxed to rebellion or drastic cuts will have to be made to social services (roads, bridges, water items.) The average age of a Mainer is 43 years of age . . . . . and increasing.

But than again,all U need to B happy; is-a-safe-place-to-sleep, meal-a-day and your- health. Fore, all else is an extra.

NEWS FLASH: Lewiston and Auburn, Maine Consolidate Charter Commission Chairman suggested a postponement November 2017 Vote on CONNECTS-IT / Consolidation may be at hand. States, “Charter Commission” still has work to be done. Click, on anything red.

27 Apr

It is my speculation; that, the Charter Commission on consolidating Auburn and Lewiston, Maine headed by Gene Geiger, Chip Morrison will attempt to postpone the 7 November 2017 “CONNECTS-IT Vote”  in an attempt to have a special “Election Vote” .

This being as an attempt to get a lower turnout to the polls.  As, the Mayoral “Election” scheduled for 7 November 2017 will have a greater voter turnout than a “Special Election” with one item issue.

Lewiston and Auburn, Maine “CONNECTS-IT”; like, Europe “BREXIT” . (Click on anything red.)

3 Apr

Source: Lewiston and Auburn, Maine “CONNECTS-IT”; like, Europe “BREXIT” . (Click on anything red.)

**WORD SALAD EXTRA** Who am I to speak; a speech to be given 21 March 2017 by Mr. Charles Arthur Soule.

16 Mar
My name is Charles Arthur Soule an I want to be your next Mayor.
135 Bartlett Street, Lewiston, Maine
Please, Google:  Charles A. Soule, Lewiston, Maine to find me on the Web .

Who am I to speak?

I am not overly educated or overly successful; I am a Veteran of a Military Police Action gone by a citizen of Auburn – Lewiston; Maine, and the United States of America.

In November 2015 Mayoral Election; I was served a none harassment of a reporter and a no trespass by a daily local newspaper Lewiston Maine Sun Journal though the Lewiston, Maine Police Department./tag/news

The next day an article appeared in the local newspaper calling me a “Eccentric” for pointing out that College Students from out of state in were voting in the Lewiston, Maine election by registering with just their College Identification and a piece of Mail without changing their drivers license; or any financial forms indicating their home addresses.

So, you will not read of my appearance here tonight in your local newspaper for the aforementioned reason.

I am here tonight to declare my candidacy for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine in 2017 as a “NO CONNECTS-IT ” in regards to Consolidation of the two cities of Lewiston – Auburn, Maine.




28 Nov

The Joint Lewiston and Auburn, Maine City Council workshop this week is a con job on the respectable residents of the Lewiston and Auburn, Maine area.  In that; it, allows no input from the public and displaces a regular meeting for the cities.

The following would have been my orientations to the Joint Lewiston and Auburn, Maine City Councils.

1.  That the date for the Consolidation “Vote” on whether both Lewiston and Auburn, Maine should consolidate be set !   This question has had ample time to development to fruition; and, should be directed by the Auburn and Lewiston City Councils to a conclusion date and put out to vote to the public of both towns by the next Lewiston, Maine Mayoral Vote which is November 2017.

2.  That, the Joint Auburn – Lewiston Councils orchestrate a resolve to generate a letter to the Governor of Maine; as, to the fact that both cities will be enforcing ” FEDERAL LAW ” over Maine Law as to the promulgation of any drugs.

3.  That, the Laws allowing college student from out of State; that, allows them to vote with just a college identification in Maine election be reviewed.

4.  And, that the State of Maine should issue a United States Supreme Court Constitutional challenge to the passage of the Special Education Interest Tax; under, current recount in the  State of Maine; as, to rather it constitutes a form of class Economic Class singling out.

5. Appointment of new Lewiston Maine Police Chief from outside of the Lewiston Maine Police Department and preferably a women.  Women are less likely to play the “Old Boy Game. ”  Go to: and press on category ” Police”.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: to the Lewiston, Maine Newspaper by Dee Chapman, Auburn, Maine.

22 Jul

Shame on chip morrison and Lewiston, Maine’s attorney Elliott Epstein for their criticism of Auburn, Maine’s Mayor Jonathan LaBonte and the Auburn, Maine City Council, chip morrison in particular, should particularly be condemned for publicly calling for a “recall” of Auburn’s elected official.

What is the great crime committed by the Auburn officials according to morrison? They dared to vote against allowing Auburn city employees, on city time, to work on reguest for information from the Lewiston-Auburn Joint Charter Commission, of which m0rrison is an elected member.

The Commission is pursuing the ridiculous, pie-in-the-sky notion that the cities of Auburn and Lewiston, Maine should merge into one city.  That is a terrible idea for both sides of the river and the commission has already wasted tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars *(Governor gave $70 thousand dollars to commission) on the  harebrained project.

As an elected official, morrisson needs to understand that he doesn’t just get to dictate  the way things are going to be.  People have a right to disagree with him.  *( morrisson, is getting older and falling out of stile; he wants to feel note worthy after leaving the chamber of commerce and does not realize his; time, has passed.   We all will feel this. )

Congratulations to Mayor LaBonte and the Auburn City Council for standing up to morrisson and his friends from the Chamber of Commerce who are so obsessed with seeing their pet project * (Consolidation of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine) passed that they feel they must resort to personal attacks upon decent, hard working, duly-elected city officials.

………………………………………..Mr. Tom Fallon, Rumford, Maine

*( Consolidation of L / A is futile.-fruitless, vain and useless. )

Asterisk (*); is input by Mr. Charles Arthur Soule; whom’s, time is passing also.




20 Jan