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Gov. LePage to tour Lewiston fire damage Tuesday

Christopher Cousins | BDN
Christopher Cousins | BDN
Gov. Paul LePage speaks in favor of charter schools during a press conference at the State House on Monday, April 1, 2013.
By Sun Journal

LEWISTON, Maine — Gov. LePage is coming to Lewiston Tuesday to see the damage from three fires that left nearly 200 people homeless in the last week.

Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald will accompany the governor on his tour, which starts at 8:30 a.m. at Lewiston City Hall.

“I am committed to working with city officials and the people of Lewiston to lessen the burden of those who have been affected by these tragic events,” the governor said in a news statement Monday.

“Growing up on the streets of Lewiston, I am very familiar with the buildings burned. The local effort of restaurants, retailers, community members, charities and city and state government reflects the best in Maine people. The support has been heartwarming and shows the generosity of Mainers helping to rebuild lives and the city,” he said.

The statement said that the governor regrets that he could not come to Lewiston on Monday. He was attending Gov. Reed’s interment in Fort Fairfield.

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