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  • We have two new neighbors in town...large and lovely ladies of a certain age.

    They have utterly charmed everyone who has met them...yours truly included.

    It's a fantastic story....check it out at

    The real bottom line of this story? Vision, passion and commitment can move mountains. Even move bureaucracy, of which there was an absurd amount in this case. I am extremely proud of my two friends - and the community - who made this happen.

    More will follow about The Girls....Rosie on the right and Opal on the left in my photograph, taken four days after they arrived.

    Welcome, Girls, to Hope, Maine. As the local bumper-stickers read, "Hope is Hip."

    Indeed, now more than ever.
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