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How to contact the Sun Journal newsroom

Contents

General contact information

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How to subscribe / replace missing paper

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Obituaries

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Your letter to the editor

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Noteworthy business news

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Community News

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Entertainment News

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Sun Spots column

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Calendars

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Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

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Sports information

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You can submit information to the Sun Journal for publication by going to this Web page: http://www.sunjournal.com/submit/newstip and filling out the form.

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How to contact the Sun Journal Main Office — LEWISTON 104 Park Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 Mailing Address PO Box 4400, Lewiston, Maine 04243-4400 Telephone 207-784-5411 or 800-482-0753 Retail Advertising Fax 207-784-5955 Classified Advertising Fax 207-784-3062 Customer Service Fax 207-782-8282 Newsroom Fax 207-777-3436

Regional offices FARMINGTON 187 Wilton Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938 207-778-6772 or 888-778-9922 Fax 207-778-5524 RUMFORD 69 Congress Street, Rumford, Maine 04276 207-364-8728 or 800-782-8728 Fax 207-364-8420 NORWAY 1 Pikes Hill, Ste. 2, Norway, Maine 04268 207-743-9228 or 800-774-9228 Fax 207-743-7317 AUGUSTA STATE HOUSE OFFICE Phone number: 207-754-2620

Newsroom e-mail addresses: communitynews@sunjournal.com Calendar items e-mail — checkitout@sunjournal.com Business and political items should be sent to mmogensen@sunjournal.com City related items should be sent to jmeyer@sunjournal.com Items for our regional offices should be sent to sthistle@sunjournal.com Letters to the editor and guest columns should be sent to letters@sunjournal.com

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How to start a home delivery Start a home delivery subscription, seven days a week, weekends (Fri.-Sun.) or Sunday only. Visit www.sunjournal.com/subscriber/services or call Customer Service at 784-3555 or 800-482-0753 Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 7-10 a.m.

Have a problem with delivery? To report a missed or incomplete delivery, go to www.sunjournal.com/subscriber/services or call Customer Service at 784-3555 or 800-482-0753 during normal business hours. In most cases, we can deliver the missing paper in the Lewiston-Auburn area MondayFriday 6 to 11 a.m. or Saturday/Sunday 7 to 10 a.m., or 6 to 9 a.m. on holidays.

How to become a carrier Our independent contractors are the backbone of our operation. Our carriers learn valuable self-employment skills as well as earn supplemental income year round. For more information, please call 784-7045 ext. 3488. Leave a message. Or email Earl Barker, home delivery manager at ebarker@sunjournal.com. To manage your own subscription, visit www.sunjournal.com/ subscriber/services or email circulation@sunjournal.com

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Information about our Obituaries Obituary information is usually provided to us by the funeral home. Out-of-state deaths and burials of interest must be confirmed by us with the attending funeral home. There is a charge for obituaries, committal services and burials. There is no charge for publishing funeral notices. For more information, contact us at 784-5411 or obits@sunjournal.com.

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Submit your letter to the editor

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he Sun Journal encourages its readers to express their views in writing. Please limit letters to 250 words.

Letters must be signed, and must include the author’s full name, address (both residential and mailing, if different) and telephone number, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

Submit letters to our Lewiston office or by e-mail to letters@sunjournal.com.

Letters to the Editor can also be submitted through our online form at http://www.sunjournal.com/submit/letter

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How to submit Noteworthy business news

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our business is our business. We welcome news items on new businesses, relocations, new personnel, promotions, anniversaries divisible by 5, as well as upcoming events of interest to our readers. Noteworthy items are published on a firstcome, first-served basis six days a week. Electronic submissions speed the process, but we welcome typed releases as well. Please keep releases to three or four paragraphs. For electronic submissions, feel free to attach a digital photo in JPEG format (180 dpi) and e-mail them to noteworthy@sunjournal.com.

Paper releases and print photos can be mailed to Cam Churchill using our Lewiston address. Please include name and phone number of a person to contact if more information is needed.

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How to submit Community News

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lub news, honor rolls, student and military notes, public activities, reunions, generations — we want your community news and photographs. It’s what makes us your local news service. When writing your information, please include the 5 w’s: Who, What, Where, When and Why. Photos should be bright and clear. Identify the people in the photo from left to right and make sure the names are spelled correctly. If you want the photo returned, put your return address on the back. Electronic photos need to be in JPEG format and at least 180 dpi resolution, but not larger than 10MB. Send your community news item, including a contact name and phone number, to Connections at our Lewiston address or e-mail CommunityNews@sunjournal.com.

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How to submit Entertainment News

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e welcome your news and calendar items. Encore, which runs on the back two pages of the daily paper Tuesday through Saturday, features stories on concerts, plays, dances, fairs, art exhibits, book signings and other entertainment news. What’s Happening This Weekend calendar is published every Thursday. Submit your news at least 10 days prior to publication. Please mail to Ursula Albert at the Lewiston address or e-mail ualbert@sunjournal.com.

How to write to the Sun Spots column

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un Spots is for your questions and comments which will be published as space allows. All submissions to Sun Spots must be written and signed. We won’t publish your name if you ask us not to publish it. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail and telephone calls will not be accepted. Send your questions and/or comments to Sun Spots at our Lewiston address, use the form at http://www.sunjournal.com/submit/newstip or e-mail SunSpots@sunjournal.com. Sun Journal, PO Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400

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How to submit info for our Calendars

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hat’s happening? You tell us! Let our extensive calendar listings help you spread the word about your upcoming event. We publish several calendars as a service to our readers. To help us correctly publicize your event, follow these guidelines: Mail, fax or e-mail your release rather than phoning it in. Include the name of the event, day, date, time, place, admission charge, if any, and phone number for further information. Include the name and phone number of a person we may contact if we have questions about the release. Check It Out, our daily calendar published Monday through Friday, by region, lists public events that are sponsored by nonprofit organizations (not including regular meetings or support groups). Submit items one and half to two weeks prior to the event. Please include the name and phone number of a person we can contact if we have questions about an item. Send items to Check It Out at our Lewiston address or e-mail checkitout@sunjournal.com.

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Submit info for Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

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eddings are usually published Sundays, within three weeks of submission. Engagements and anniversaries are also published on Sundays. Submit bright, clear color photos to go with your announcement. All submissions can be entered online at http://www.sunjournal.com/submit/announcement or on a form that you can request by phone or pick up at any Sun Journal office. Address your completed forms to Jeanne Lachance at our Lewiston office. For more information, call 689-2843 from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday or e-mail her at jlachance@sunjournal.com.

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How to submit sports information Our commitment to local sports news in Central and Western Maine is unequaled, but we can’t do it without you. Please call in your game, match or meet results to the Sun Journal sports department after 5 p.m. at 1-800-482-0935, e-mail sports@sunjournal.com or fax it to us at 207-777-3436. Find us online: www.sunjournal.com/sports Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Sports_SJ Friend us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/ Sun-Journal-Sports

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