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Easter fire damages Auburn home

AUBURN — Fire heavily damaged a large home Sunday afternoon on the Stevens Mill Road. At 2:33 p.m., crews from Auburn, Lewiston, Minot and Mechanic Falls and Poland were called out to 425 Stevens Mill Road to fight the structure fire. Smoke and flames were visible through the ... 2

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10:28pm Sun Journal

Dover-Foxcroft charter work a history lesson for Lewiston-Auburn

The last time two Maine municipalities combined everything was 92 years ago — and it took six tries to get it right. "There was never [...]


Brush fire in Lewiston accidental, investigator says

A Lewiston firefighter looks for hot spots during a two-acre brush fire near the home of Stavros Mendros on Hogan Road in Lewiston on Sunday [...]


Easter sunrise on Voter Hill brings together eight congregations

Fred and Denise Brittain had no idea how much their home meant on Easter Sunday. They bought their Farmington home in 2006 and were not told [...]


Easter dinner at Hope Haven

Brianna Miquelon, 17, of Lewiston serves Easter dinner to Mike Hood at the Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston on Sunday. Volunteers and s [...]


Livermore Falls, RSU 73 negotiate terms for recreation program

LIVERMORE FALLS — For the first time in 25 years, the town was asked to enter into a contract with RSU 73 to hold the six-week Livermo [...]

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Buckfield residents grapple with RSU 10 withdrawal

BUCKFIELD — Residents told the Buckfield Withdrawal Committee they are still uncertain what's best for students, staying in RSU 10 or [...]


A resurrection of faith

LEWISTON — On Palm Sunday, during a morning Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Monsignor Marc Caron offered a prayer that [...]


$250,000 grants available to help Maine communities

AUGUSTA — Maine is seeking applications for grant funding for projects designed to boost job creation in struggling communities. Repub [...]


Northern New England colleges get green ranking for commitment to sustainability on campus

Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities r [...]


'I felt like a princess': Auburn dress giveaway a success

AUBURN — Sam Cote's prom dress requirements were fairly simple.  It had to be long enough to cover the bruises she got on her leg [...]

11:33pm Sun Journal

Out-of-the-box whoopie pies

Contest creates tasty twists on the Maine classic On one particularly long winter day, several months after an inspiring day at the Maine Wh [...]

Mexico man recalls March 7 brush with death from a logging truck collision

MEXICO — People usually don't survive collisions with logging trucks, but David Richards of Mexico did last month. Late Friday afterno [...]

LaFlamme goes natural

Writer is just coconuts for homemade personal care products Go ahead. Smell me. Do the clothes smell fresh and clean? No stinky sweat smell [...] 1

Talk of the town: Assassins! Plus weather stuff.

Loony eclipse When the time finally came, 2 a.m. EST Tuesday morning, I was so incensed that clouds had moved in to hide the eclipse of the [...]

Pope Francis and huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous day, Pope Francis stood under sunny skies before a flock so [...]

118th Boston Marathon: Local runners see triumph emerging from tragedy

Area runners competing in this year's Boston Marathon are, from left to right, Thomas Bennett, Kelly Brown, Beryle Martin, Vicki Waterman, P [...]

LePage vetoes nine bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill [...] 7

DEP begins collecting oil from spill next to Hebron school

HEBRON — The collection of an estimated 1,100 gallons of oil frozen in the wetlands next to Hebron Station School since late December [...]

LePage heralds drop in Maine's unemployment rate

LEWISTON — Republican Gov. Paul LePage was touting his economic policies again Friday on the heels of the latest unemployment data rel [...] 6

Fire officials say Howe Street buildings not insured

LEWISTON — Authorities continued Friday to interview witnesses and review surveillance video in an effort to narrow their search for s [...]

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