Unloaded, rusty gun found near Lewiston High School on Monday

LEWISTON — Lewiston High School Principal Jake Langlais issued a statement to parents Monday afternoon sharing that the "Lewiston Police Department is in possession...

Body pulled from a pond in Lisbon on Sunday evening

LISBON — The body of a 61-year-old woman was pulled from a small private pond off Potter Road on Sunday. Chief Marc Hagan said Monday...

RSU 16 sets budget meeting schedule

RSU 16 has set a series of meetings to review and vote on the 2018-19 school budget for Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls: • Wednesday,...

Police log

Auburn • Matthew Maloney, 32, of 23 Crescent St., Portland, possession of hypodermic apparatus, 1:35 a.m. Sunday on Washington Street. • Christopher Dillingham, 19, of 18...

L-A This Week

MONDAY, April 23 AUBURN — City Council workshop and meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the City Council chamber at Auburn Hall. Agenda includes workshop discussions on senior...
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VIDEO AND PHOTOS — Bates claims seventh straight President’s Cup Regatta

Bates College hosted the 22nd President's Cup regatta at the school's boathouse along the Androscoggin River in Greene on Sunday Morning. The women's 8...

Greenhouse Yoga at Whiting Farm

Judi Look, left, leads a Greenhouse Yoga class at Whiting Farm in Auburn on Sunday morning "to recognize Earth Day and celebrate spring with...

Turner farm open house features bee talk

Riley Laverdiere, back, watches Tom Wiencek pull a frame out of an electric centrifuge that spins honey at Nezinscot Farm in Turner on Sunday....

Why drive an electric car?

LEWISTON — Bill Hensley is charged up about his new car: It doesn’t run on gasoline, doesn't need oil changes, it doesn't have spark...

Earth Day: Local green heroes make a difference

Today marks the 49th annual observance of Earth Day since its first celebration in 1970. Huge strides have been made to reduce pollution in...

Beer in cans: A greener way to go

LEWISTON — From an environmental standpoint, canned beer is better than bottled. “Beer cans are twice as likely as beer bottles to be recycled,” said...

Solar power one part of Geiger’s green initiatives

LEWISTON — Driving northbound on the turnpike near Mile 80, the rows and rows of solar panels are noticeable. Behind them is Geiger, publisher of Farmers’...

Danielle Blair: Why not wasting food is important

FARMINGTON — Danielle Blair is careful to only buy what she needs when she's grocery shopping. Part of that practice is the result of "being...

Police log

Auburn • Derek Bennett, 35, of 38 Pine St., Mechanic Falls, on a warrant, 10:16 p.m. Friday at 46 Winter St.  • Stephon Adams, 23, of...

Batter up! Volunteers prepare Auburn fields for season

Haylee Farr-Howard, 7, of Auburn, who plays in the junior softball league, pitched in with 3o other baseball and softball players, coaches, parents and...

Boy, 8, raises money for MS in honor of uncle

The 2018 Walk MS begins at Edward Little High School in Auburn on Saturday morning. Walk MS is a fundraiser dedicated to ending multiple sclerosis....

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Rasaun Hampton, 42, of 20 Howe St., on a warrant charging failure to pay a fine, 1:54 a.m. Friday at College and Bartlett...

Auburn mayor retraces WWII history in France

AUBURN — Last week, Mayor Jason Levesque was in France holding an unexploded hand grenade. He also walked past old foxholes, patches of field where...

Mary Dempsey new leader of Norway cancer center

Mary Dempsey is the new executive director of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine in Norway. She previously worked for the Dempsey Center,...

L-A head shops celebrate 4/20

Devin Urquhart of Lewiston, whose alias is "Blunt Man" dances in front of Legal Peaces, a head shop on Lisbon Street in Lewiston on...

Police capture suspect in Waffle House killing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four...

Jay man accused of hitting woman with truck, then striking police cruiser

JAY – A man who was trying to avoid arrest Friday after hitting a woman with his truck on Bridge Street, backed his truck...

GOP Senate contender Max Linn has one campaign donor

In the first two months of his bid to win a U.S. Senate seat, Republican Max Linn garnered one campaign contribution. Federal Election Commission records...

Man trying to ‘smoke out’ woodchuck causes grass fire in Monmouth

Monmouth firefighters recently extinguished a grass fire in an apple orchard that authorities said was caused by someone trying to “smoke out” a woodchuck...

Farmington man accused of raping teenager

FARMINGTON — A local man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager was being held Monday on $100,000 cash bail at the Franklin County Detention...

Dream job: Harley-Davidson interns get a free motorcycle

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the...

Susan Collins says Trump lawyer not a big factor in Russia probe

 U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday she does not see President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a central player in the Russia probe. Maine’s...

Fearing a mousepocalypse, Maine farmers aren’t messing around

At one point, farmer Kate Hall resorted to setting up security cameras. By then she had a pretty good idea about what was decimating...

WWII plane debris in France not from his flight, Waterville pilot says

WATERVILLE — Alfred “Al” Kramer was 23 years old when the B-17 bomber he was piloting on a bombing mission to Stuttgart was shot...

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

LONDON (AP) — For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third...

Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mentally unstable gunman stole a BMW from a dealership and escaped capture days before killing four people at a...

Reduced home-grow limit offensive, pot advocates say

The proposed rollback of home grow limits in Maine has some marijuana advocates crying foul. Limiting the number of flowering plants grown at home for...

State police take 3 teens into custody in Litchfield woman’s death

LITCHFIELD — Maine State Police say they found the body of a 47-year-old Litchfield woman in her home early Sunday and have taken three...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Zoning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library; public hearing on application for special amusement permit for American...

SAD 17 school construction still waiting for state

PARIS — School officials will have to wait at least another month or two for a decision from the Maine Department of Education on...

Dixfield taxes likely to go up slightly

DIXFIELD — Despite a drop in the proposed municipal budget, increases in school and county assessments mean a proposed increase of $330,493 for taxpayers for...

Two men charged with arson in fire that burned Casco historic schoolhouse

Two local men have been arrested and charged with arson in connection with an early-morning fire Sunday in Casco that destroyed a one-room schoolhouse...

Four dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville...

Luc Tieman murder conviction followed ‘unbelievable’ stories, jurors say

SKOWHEGAN — Rose Gray said she looked over at Luc Tieman at the defendant’s table as the jury entered the courtroom April 9, ready...

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, dead at 49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was...

DonaldTrump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to...

Scarborough schools shaken by an administrative cage fight

SCARBOROUGH — The turmoil erupted in February, when the well-liked high school principal suddenly resigned, then claimed he had been coerced by the superintendent...

Maine State Police troopers raking in overtime pay

Maine State Police overtime has increased by nearly 30 percent over the last five years and those extra hours appear to be more heavily...

Garrett Mason seeks to become Maine’s youngest elected governor

LISBON — Some children dream of playing for the Boston Red Sox or becoming a teacher or maybe caring for puppies as a veterinarian. But...

Earth Day: Yes, you CAN recycle that!

You've mastered paper, glass and plastic. But on this Earth Day, you're wondering where to best ditch those old Christmas lights, antiquated cellphones, half-used...

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents...

West Falmouth man dies in house fire

FALMOUTH — A man died in a fire that caused heavy damage to a house and destroyed an attached garage late Saturday afternoon in...

Rite of spring: Kayakers race over icy falls

LETTER E TOWNSHIP — Adults, children and dogs trudged up and down the narrow paths at Smalls Falls on Saturday to watch whitewater athletes...

Community gardeners prepare beds

PARIS — Oxford County community gardeners gathered Saturday on Park Street to prepare raised beds for the growing season. Gardeners Growing Healthy Communities, a volunteer-based nonprofit,...

Barbara Bush praised as 'first lady of the greatest generation'

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation." Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to...