Local & State

Distemper virus appears to be the culprit in seal deaths

An ongoing mass die-off of seals along the New England coast has been linked to an outbreak of a distemper virus. Almost 1,000 stranded seals...

Overdose deaths in Maine averaged nearly one per day during first half of 2018

Drug overdoses continued to claim nearly one life per day in Maine during the first six months of 2018 despite intensive efforts – from...

Former priest, Cheverus teacher due to go on trial on sex assault charges

Michael Doherty remembers the moment he finally saw James Talbot in handcuffs. Talbot has a history of alleged sexual abuse of children dating to the...

Jay POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony

Members of United Bikers of Maine ride to the 28th annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday evening in Jay. They, along with veterans and community...

Nephews of British pilot killed in 1943 New Gloucester crash visit memorial with his...

NEW GLOUCESTER — Two nephews of one of the British pilots who perished in a New Gloucester farm field during training maneuvers in 1943...

Police log

Charges Auburn * Thierry Musese, 28, of 334 East Ave., Lewiston, on a charge of violating a protection order, 8:17 a.m. Friday at that address. * Kyle...

Cabin in the Woods opens at Togus providing homes to homeless veterans

CHELSEA — Tim Buckmore is delighted by his new digs, even if the cable TV hasn’t arrived yet. Until this summer, Buckmore, 57, was one of...

Oxford voters OK ordinance changes

OXFORD — Voters on Thursday approved changes to tobacco, zoning and dog ordinances, but turned down proposed amendments to the Cemetery Ordinance, saying officials...

Topsham hires former Brunswick assistant town manager in same role

TOPSHAM — Town officials tapped a former assistant town manager from the other side of the Androscoggin River to fill their own assistant manager...

Advocacy group makes new legal move to block LePage’s efforts to reject Medicaid expansion

An advocacy group for low-income Mainers that’s suing the LePage administration went to court this week to try to erase any reference to Gov....

Sting operation targets sex trafficking in downtown Lewiston

LEWISTON — When police arrested seven women for engaging in prostitution one night last week, they took them to the police station, not the...

Two injured when car slams pole in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Two people were hurt Friday afternoon when an SUV slammed into a utility pole on Webster Street. Witnesses said that moments after the pole...

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...
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