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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...

The last time two Maine municipalities combined everything was 92 years ago — and it took six tries to get it right. "There was never much fighting between the two towns — no more then you'd expect between two neighboring towns," said Louis Stevens, 84, a Dover-Foxcroft histori...

Zadok Blodgett, 7, of Rumford sprints across the parking lot behind the Mexico fire station after spotting a blue Easter egg on the lawn during the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.

LEWISTON — Before a group of about 70 supporters, many of them Twin Cities business leaders, gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Thursday made a stump stop at Baxter Brewing. The downtown brewery appears to be a favorite location for Cutler, an independent from Cape Elizabeth. Th...

RUMFORD — Flooding in several towns across Western Maine, including Canton, Rangeley and New Sharon, closed roads Wednesday. It wasn't unusual for this time of year, Teresa Glick, deputy director of the Oxford County Emergency Manage...