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Have Crime Rates in Androscoggin County been “Doubling or Higher” Since Somali Immigrants Arrived?

For a few years now, I’ve been looking into the persistent notion some people have that Somali immigrants have somehow plunged the city of Lewiston, Maine into an unprecedented crime wave. If you look into actual crime statistics, you’ll find out pretty quickly that this anti-immigrant perception is simply not based in systematically observed fact. […]

Vote 2009: Every Town in Androscoggin County Maine is Gay-Unfriendly

If you are a gay or lesbian person who is looking for a place to travel in Maine where you feel welcomed, results from the 2009 vote suggest you should avoid Androscoggin County, Maine.

Every single town within Androscoggin County — a relatively populous, relatively urbanized county in central-southern Maine — turned out a majority […]