Camden Herald will publish in its Sept. 18 edition, a "Farewell Neighbor" piece remembering Dr. Jim Laurita, who died Sept. 9 in a tragic accident while tending the elephants at Hope Elephants, the nonprofit he co-founded.

In view of the many lives he touched, through his veterinary practice, at Hope Elephants and by his presence in our community, we invite readers to share their stories about Laurita with us, either by phone or email. We ask that anyone who shares a story with us give their full name and town of residence.

To share a recollection of Laurita with us, call 236-8511 and ask for reporter Sarah Reynolds, or email