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Smoking banned at Lewiston park

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 7:08 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 7:09 a.m.

— The Lewiston City Council has banned smoking in a city park named after a former councilor and mayoral candidate who died of lung cancer.

The council voted 7-0 Tuesday to bar smoking at Mark Paradis Park after hearing from his widow.

Ronella Paradis said her husband smoked for 40 years before quitting in 2006. The Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1mKX86K ) reports that she said it doesn't make sense to allow smoking in a park where children play.

The city renamed the park in Paradis' honor in 2012.

He served three terms as a city councilor and ran for mayor in 2011. He and current Mayor Robert Macdonald were scheduled to face each other in a December runoff, but he was diagnosed with cancer and died five days before the runoff vote.

Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com

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