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Sediment-rich floodwater rushed down the Androscoggin River late Saturday afternoon in Rumford after up to 3 inches of rain fell Friday night into Saturday in the river's watershed. According to the National Weather Service in Gray, Phillips recorded the most rain statewide at nearly 3.5 inches, ...

LEWISTON — Only one Lewiston candidate for a new charter commission thinks that consolidation with Auburn is a bad idea, according to his Sun Journal profile. Voters will go to the polls June 10 to pick three candidates from each city to sit on the Lewison-Auburn Charter Commission. ...

AUBURN — Most of the six candidates vying to represent the city on the Lewiston-Auburn Charter Commission say combining to form one city is a worthy goal. Voters will go to the polls June 10 to pick three candidates from each city to sit on the commission. They will begin drafting a ...

RUMFORD — Envision Rumford's second annual Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Festival got off to an auspicious start on Saturday after heavy rain fell during the morning. Thick fog had settled in, mostly obscuring the town from dri...

RUMFORD — The long, brutal winter has been tough on Maine honeybees, starving some and leaving others with little to eat so far, several beekeepers said this week. Andover beekeeper Christopher Bailey said Friday evening that he lost nine out of 16 hives this winter. He said they sim...

Kimberly Trider-Grant of Field's Edge Farm in Leeds spins wool sheared from sheep on her farm at the third annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival at the University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday. Wool from the sheep is in the foreground.

LEWISTON — Twelve candidates seeking to be the founders of a combined Lewiston-Auburn will sit for a forum May 27 at the Lewiston Public library. Candidates for the six seats on the Lewiston-Auburn Charter Commission have been invited to discuss their opinions about consolidating Lew...

FARMINGTON — Double history major Michelle Henaire was in her element Saturday as she participated in a Civil War encampment by re-enactors with the local 15th Alabama Co. G at the University of Maine at Farmington. The UMF sophomore from Saco, who wore a Civil War-era hoop skirt, dr...

DIXFIELD — Eight women and one man from the River Valley have been working for a year making quilts and fabric gift bags for children placed in foster homes. The nine are members of the Dixfield chapter of It's My Very Own — Bags of Love. On Wednesday, they were getting ...

LEWISTON — At least two Maine candidates are getting a boost from the political action committee created by former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe. Snowe, a Republican, rolled about $500,000 of her last campaign war chest into Olympia's List, a mult...