Litchfield students learn about timber harvest

Emily Larrabee, second from left, Lillian Hooper and Emma Berube take a close look at a hemlock slab during a timber harvest field trip...

LHS class honors veterans

Brendan McMorrow, left, of Freeport tells a story about his brother, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James "Jimmy Jet" McMorrow, at Veterans Memorial Park in...

Fire started on couch where Lewiston woman was smoking

LEWISTON — A local woman pulled to safety by firefighters Thursday night from her smoke-filled apartment had been smoking while on oxygen, authorities said. Rosalie...

Fire rousts Pine Street tenants in Lewiston; no injuries reported

LEWISTON — An air conditioner went up in flames Thursday afternoon starting a fire and sending tenants of a three-story apartment house scurrying for...

Police log

Accidents Auburn • Vehicles driven by Skyla M. Jacobs, 20, of Salem, New Hampshire, and Paul N. Morin, 59, of New Gloucester, collided at 7:38 p.m....

Angling before work

Jacob Kolar of Auburn fishes for trout Thursday on the Little Androscoggin River in Minot. Kolar fished before heading to work, where he drives...

Retired teacher embraces life of outdoor adventures

POLAND — With last Friday’s hike to the summit of Isolation Mountain in New Hampshire behind her, Madelyn Given has completed all of New...

Woman pulled from burning apartment in Lewiston

UPDATE: Fire started on couch where Lewiston woman was smoking LEWISTON — A woman was pulled out of a burning apartment on Shawmut Street after flames tore...

Rumford woman jailed for high-speed chases through Turner

LEWISTON — A Rumford woman who led police on multiple high-speed chases in March pleaded guilty to related misdemeanor charges Thursday. Heather Grant, 42, of...

Suspect in threat against CMCC arrested on bail violation then released again

TOPSHAM — Police arrested a Bowdoinham man accused of threatening to “shoot up” Central Maine Community College for violating the conditions of his bail,...

‘Board games, food and beer’ unite gamers in Auburn

AUBURN — Is there anything more invigorating on a cool September night than running around a fictional Lovecraftian dimension and trying to close portals...

Lewiston police continue crackdown on prostitution; seven arrested

LEWISTON — Police on Wednesday charged seven more people in what investigators say is a crackdown on human and sex trafficking. Police said they arrested...

Police log

Lewiston • Alamine Mahamat, 22, of 48 Howe St., on warrant charging failure to appear in court, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Mount Auburn Ave. •...

Rockin' in Lewiston

Maryella Moyers, right, 12, surveys her collection of hand-painted rocks and shells that she has set up for sale on Dumont Street in Lewiston...

Former Edward Little teacher denies charges of driving without a license

LEWISTON — A former Edward Little High School teacher Wednesday denied two charges of driving after his license was revoked. Andrew Cessario, 26, of Limerick...

Lewiston-Auburn's oldest church undergoes repairs

The task of repairing the steeple, bell and bell housing on Lewiston-Auburn's oldest church began Wednesday morning with removal of the spire. "It is...

Bangor Savings Bank coming to Auburn

The three-story apartment building at 170 Turner St. in Auburn will be torn down to make way for a Bangor Savings Bank branch office....

Auburn strategic planning a go

AUBURN — A six-month strategic planning effort to help guide the work of city officials will begin next month, but only after the City...

Lewiston classmates to dedicate bench to fallen 'hero'

LEWISTON — He called himself "the Irish Frenchman." A friend from Portland spoke fondly of his humor.  A Lewiston High School classmate described him as...

Greene man found not guilty of sex abuse

AUBURN — An Androscoggin County Superior Court  jury acquitted a Greene man of 15 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday, apparently believing the testimony of...

Jay to vote on $3.9 million bond for sewer system

JAY — A special town meeting will be held Monday for voters to decide whether to borrow up to $3.9 million to install a...

Governor candidate Caron made nearly $1 million last year; Moody’s income is under wraps

Three of the four candidates in the race to be Maine’s next governor released copies of their state and federal tax returns at the...

Rod Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump and invoking 25th Amendment

WASHINGTON — Memos written by Andrew McCabe, then the acting FBI director, say deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record his talks...

Farmington man accused of assaulting a police officer at the fair's truck pull

FARMINGTON — A local man is accused of assaulting a police officer who tried to get him off the track during a truck-pull contest...

Farmington woman injured when car goes off Route 43

FARMINGTON — A local woman was injured Thursday after the vehicle she was driving went off Route 43. Hope Norton, 21, of Farmington was driving...

Susan Collins is appalled by Trump's criticism of Christine Blasey Ford

Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she was “appalled” by President Trump’s tweets Friday morning that criticized Christine Blasey Ford for not coming forward sooner...

Why size doesn’t matter in the produce aisle

I can't tell you off the top of my head how large a "large" onion is. Or how hefty a "medium" tomato should be....

Westbrook officer exposed to fentanyl during traffic stop, goes to hospital

A Westbrook police officer was briefly hospitalized Tuesday after he was exposed to suspected fentanyl powder during a late-night traffic stop and began to...

Augusta woman uses roadside signs to find a new kidney for herself

AUGUSTA — A half-dozen signs set up this week along property on busy South Belfast Avenue piece together a highly visible plea from Krystal...

August continues ‘banner year’ for Maine home sales

August sales remained strong for existing, single-family homes in Maine, with sales volume up nearly 6 percent and home values up nearly 7 percent...

Common Ground Fair to focus on strengthening agriculture

Three keynote speakers at this year’s Common Ground Country Fair will address the work being done on Maine farms and the interconnectedness of the...

Day shelter serving Portland’s homeless cutting hours

PORTLAND — Beginning next week, the nonprofit social services provider Preble Street will begin scaling back hours at its busy day shelter, a move that...

Maine bans projecting political messages on State House

AUGUSTA — Legislative leaders voted Thursday to prohibit political messages from being projected onto the Maine State House in what they said was an effort...

Culvert replaced in Farmington

Workers from Ranger Contracting of Fairfield install a large culvert and new drainage system on Front Street in Farmington on Thursday. It goes together...

RSU 58 board announces hires, resignations

KINGFIELD — Regional School Unit 58 directors bid farewell to several staff members and welcomed others Thursday night. The board welcomed Johanna Prince as Kingfield...

Norway board schedules vote for solid waste agreement amendments

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday evening to schedule a special town meeting Oct. 18 on changes to the Norway-Paris Solid Waste...

Brunswick man's attempted murder case argued before judge

AUGUSTA — The prosecution maintains Scott Bubar placed a shotgun and car keys under his father’s dead body after a shootout with police May...

POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony tonight in Jay

JAY — A ceremony marking National POW-MIA Recognition Day will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the POW/MIA Remembrance Bridge on Riley Road....

Farmington to hold POW-MIA ceremony

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to attend a ceremony marking National POW/MIA Recognition Day at 5 p.m. Friday in Meetinghouse Park. Gordon Webber, commander...

Historic newspapers found in Norway attic returned to Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN — Bundles of old newspapers, some from the 1800s, have been returned to Skowhegan, where they were published, after untold decades in the...

Rumford downtown construction could go to 2019

Construction equipment fills Congress Street in Rumford on Thursday. Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs said Thursday that the goal is, at a minimum, for crews...

Maine motorcyclist dies after doing wheelie into Japanese steak house

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) - Police say a man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle while doing a "wheelie" and crashed into...

Strong investigates employee use of town accounts for personal purchases

STRONG — The Board of Selectmen is investigating employee use of town accounts with retailers.   “We have been made aware of people using the town...

Rangeley to receive $11.47 million to extend airport runway

RANGELEY — The town has learned it will receive almost $11.5 million to expand the runway at Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airfield for emergency medical...

Well-known Unity winemaker killed when lawnmower, SUV collide

A business owner and former Unity selectman died Thursday morning from injuries suffered Wednesday when a vehicle struck the lawnmower he was riding with...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland Rite Aid warehouse shooting

ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life,...

Former SAD 15 bus driver charged with assaulting autistic student

A former bus driver for Maine School Administrative District 15 is charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting an autistic student. Raymond Files, 58, is...

Really, Maine? Why is Sour Patch Kids the top Halloween candy sold?

Wow, you think you know a state. On Thursday, CandyStore.com released the three most popular Halloween candies by state after combing through 11 years of its...

Video: Teacher accused of putting girl in game machine to steal prizes

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall...

Susan Collins: It's 'not fair' if Christine Blasey Ford doesn't testify

BANGOR — Maine's Republican senator says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford should testify, and added that she's "saddened" by the...