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Job-seeking immigrants describe cold reception from Maine employers

Angela Okafor studied law in Nigeria, and after emigrating to Maine she studied and passed the state’s bar exam on her first try. But Okafor,...

Maine industry leaders embrace new health insurance rules that lower costs...

Industry leaders in Maine say they welcome new rules issued Tuesday by the Trump administration that will allow national trade organizations, local chambers of...

Camp like it's 2018!

Up for some glamping, boondocking or bubblecamping? Campground owners, farmers and entrepreneurs alike in Maine and worldwide are pitching new ways of enjoying the...

Mystery Photo for June 17

Mystery photo for June 17, 2018If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at bmail@sunjournal.com or call 207-689-2896 and leave a...

L-A Rotary Lunch Club to hear incoming president MacDonald

AUBURN — Tom MacDonald will be the featured guest speaker at Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Village...

Lisbon honors veterans

Howard "Shep" Shepardson of Lisbon Post 66, American Legion, lays the remembrance wreath on Lisbon's monument to its veterans of wars prior to World War...

Fryeburg police ask for information about hit-and-run

The impact threw a 43-year-old pedestrian into a ditch. (Fryeburg Police Department)Fryeburg police are asking for help with information about a hit-and-run incident in...

Oxford County arrest log

• Kendrick D. Leonard, 30, of Lewiston, failure to appear, 11:22 a.m. June 18 in Auburn, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office. • Paul Leroy Tripp Jr.,...

Local & State

Boba chef on 'Chopped,' opening larger restaurant in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Boba chef Zachary Pratt will be on an episode of the Food Network's "Chopped" next month. Pratt, 26, filmed it in New York...

Former Maine newspaper writer and editor Nancy Grape dies

Nancy Grape, an Auburn native who worked for both the Sun Journal and Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram as a writer and columnist, died...

Phillips voters set budget for FY 2018-19

PHILLIPS — Residents gathered Thursday night at the Phillips Area Community Center to elect municipal representatives and set the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal...

Training exercise held for active shooter/threat incident at UMF

FARMINGTON — Representatives of many law enforcement agencies, firefighters, emergency management and emergency medical responders took part in active threat/shooter training Thursday at the...

Weird, Wicked Weird: Your life, written in the stars?

HARTFORD — Kati Magoon is sunny, blond, petite and says, with just a trace of wistfulness, that she's on her next-to-last life. She's seen it in...

Rumford board gives go-ahead on mountain bike trail idea

Todd Papianou and Karen Wilson of Penacook Area Community Trails told the Board of Selectmen on Thursday that the group is proposing to build...

Norway board approves $6,900 proposal for Municipal Building renovations

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday night to accept a $6,900 proposal for architectural services for the Municipal Building at 19...

Oxford to become a 'Military Friendly Community'

OXFORD — Selectmen unanimously agreed Thursday night to move forward on becoming a "Military Friendly Community." The designation would show military members that the community...

Weird, Wicked Weird: Your life, written in the stars?

HARTFORD — Kati Magoon is sunny, blond, petite and says, with just a trace of wistfulness, that she's on her next-to-last life. She's seen it in...

Viral baby moose at wildlife park in Gray

GRAY — The Maine Wildlife Park's newest resident is already an internet celebrity. The 3-week-old female moose calf, who melted hearts across the country in...

Sports

Sampson taking over for retiring Benson as Edward Little athletic director

Jeff Benson drives around Gouin Complex in Paris near the end of his tenure as the athletic director at Oxford Hills in May 2017....

Lewiston's Harris reaches semifinals at USA outdoor track championships

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lewiston native Isaiah Harris is moving onto the semifinals of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Harris, who just finished his...

Hockey Notes: Thunder sign a defenseman and forward

The Twin City Thunder are scouring the globe to fill out the roster for their inaugural season. The Thunder this week signed defenseman Rease Hubert,...

Sampson taking over for retiring Benson as Edward Little athletic director

Jeff Benson drives around Gouin Complex in Paris near the end of his tenure as the athletic director at Oxford Hills in May 2017....

UPDATED: Celtics pick Texas A&M’s Robert Williams in NBA draft

BOSTON — Power forward Robert Williams was projected to be a lottery pick — and that was last year, after his freshman year at Texas...

Lewiston's Harris reaches semifinals at USA outdoor track championships

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lewiston native Isaiah Harris is moving onto the semifinals of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Harris, who just finished his...

Phoenix Academy Minisan Belt test

Phoenix Academy Minisan Belt test students.Phoenix Academy Minisan Belt test students.AUBURN — Phoenix Karate Academy  is very pleased to announce it’s most recent belt...

2018 Fish Bones Hospitality Scholarship Golf Tournament

AUBURN — The 2018 Fish Bones American Grill Hospitality Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, September 23 at Martinale. Registration will begin at...

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