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New Franco Center director focuses on fundraising

LEWISTON — When it's for a good cause, asking for money is a pleasure to Mitch Thomas. Every no can be cordial. And every yes is extraordinary, he said. “I love fundraising,” Thomas said, sitting in his windowless office in the basement of the Franco-American Herit...

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Lewiston housing project added to November ballot

LEWISTON — Voters will decide the fate of a subsidized housing project in November, councilors agreed Tuesday. Councilors agreed to pu [...] 9:16pm

Rumford police justified in use of deadly force

LEWISTON — The Office of the Attorney General has determined that Rumford police Sgt. Tracey Higley acted appropriately in using deadl [...] 10:59am 1

Charlie's Maine Open Notebook: Early days, mixed feelings for Egloff

MANCHESTER — Eric Egloff shot 65 and put himself in position to win the Charlie’s Maine Open on Tuesday morning at Augusta Count [...] 8:53pm

Olympians drawn to the Redneck Blank starting Thursday

HEBRON — Thousands of people from all over the country are expected to descend upon an otherwise quiet stretch of Route 124 for the fo [...] 8:45pm

Judge to rule Thursday on motion to overturn manslaughter convictions

PARIS — A daylong hearing in a bid to overturn two manslaughter convictions against 21-year-old Kristina Lowe of Oxford will begin Thu [...] 9:28pm

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Several Jay roads washed out; section of Crash Road closed

JAY — A half-mile section of Crash Road was closed to traffic Tuesday as state highway workers repaired damage from a pounding rain an [...]

Construction on Lewiston-Auburn bridge to start Monday

LEWISTON — The Maine Department of Transportation will begin an 11-week construction project on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge b [...]

Steer mascot rescued from island

GREENE — It's a cow tale with a happy, if unlikely, ending. Charlie the Fiberglas steer was rescued from Gulf Island Pond on Tuesday b [...]

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Sidewalk sketching in Lewiston

Ken Harvey of Sabattus sketches the outline of Lewiston City Hall from Park Street in front of the Sun Journal offices Tuesday. Harvey said [...]

Signature drive for legalizing marijuana in Lewiston hits halfway mark

LEWISTON — Advocates hoping to put the question of legal marijuana before Lewiston voters in November are less than halfway to their g [...] 1

Police continue investigation into Lewiston stabbing

LEWISTON — The lead vocalist for local heavy metal band When Muppetz Attack was stabbed in the stomach early Sunday morning in what po [...]

Former Knapp Brothers garage in Kingfield vandalized

KINGFIELD — A Franklin County deputy is investigating three broken windows at the former Knapp Brothers Dodge, Chrysler & Plymouth [...]

Charlie's Maine Open: Pennsylvania's Mason takes title with scorching 62

MANCHESTER — The check with Andrew Mason’s name on it won’t be missing any zeroes. The crystal vase Mason cradled undernea [...]

Number of homes hit by copper thieves climbs to 10 in Livermore Falls

LIVERMORE FALLS — Police said the number of copper pipe thefts from area homes has climbed to 10, including one on Jones Road on Monda [...] 1

Police seek public's help in New Gloucester burglary

State police are seeking the public's help with information about a burglary July 21 in New Gloucester. According to Trooper Tyler Stevenson [...]

Berry chosen to receive Livermore scholarship

LIVERMORE — Caleb Berry, a sophomore at the University of Maine, was selected Monday in a random drawing from a pool of 11 applicants [...]

Three employees at Brewer ice products company share Megabucks jackpot

BREWER — Three employees of a local company purchased a winning ticket together and [...]

North to Augusta: Cattle, Collins and beer

It could be the start of a bad joke. What do cattle, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and beer have in common? You can find the unsurprising answer i [...]

Lewiston man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for sex crime

LEWISTON — Derek Hinkley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by supervised release for life, for the sexual exp [...]

Officials rescue 15 canoeists overnight on Saco River near Fryeburg

FRYEBURG — About 15 canoeists stranded on the banks of the Saco River on Monday night were safely rescued early Tuesday morning. Accor [...]

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