Former Auburn mayor Whitmore dies in Florida

AUBURN — Robert Peter Whitmore, former Auburn mayor, city councilor and Citizen of the Year, died Tuesday at the age of 77. Friends and former...

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Charges Lewiston • Javier Ramos, 37, of 139 Park St., on a charge of domestic assault, 6:32 p.m. Tuesday at that address. • Sandra Libby, 31, of...

Lewiston man’s wheelchair battery stolen

LEWISTON — A local man whose electric wheelchair was stolen — and returned — last year is missing its battery, police said. George Simmons, whose...

Blame the squirrels: Power outage hits Lewiston. Again.

LEWISTON — Another nice day in Lewiston, another dead squirrel and another power outage. Roughly 4,000 people lost power in the downtown area Wednesday morning...

Kids make 'mermaid poop' at Lewiston Public Library

Samari Medrano, 6, of Lewiston, checks out the consistency of the "mermaid poop" she and her mother were making at the Lewiston Public Library...

Lewiston-Auburn officials to host first joint meeting since merger vote

LEWISTON — Officials from both sides of the Androscoggin River will meet Thursday for the first time since the contentious merger referendum was shot...

Getting a break from winter weather in Auburn

Mahaleigh Kimball, 6, writes in her journal and reads her book, "Puppy Pirates: Catnapped," during Wednesday's warm spell in Auburn where temperatures rose into...

Shooting hoops in Auburn

Jaryn Wilson, 17, shoots hoops on a small court that he shoveled at Chestnut Park in Auburn on Wednesday. Wilson plays for the Edward...

Thousands lose power in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Residents across the city are reporting power outages. Central Maine Power reported more than 4,000 homes without power at 10 a.m. Wednesday. This story...

Turner bridge construction begins

TURNER — North Parish Hill Road will be one lane this week as the state begins building a bridge over the Nezinscot River, Town...

Council approves three more years for Bates Mill redevelopment

LEWISTON — A redevelopment effort at Bates Mill No. 5 will get at least another three years, after the City Council approved an agreement...

Poland selectmen approve excavator purchase

POLAND — The Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 Tuesday in favor of a capital-improvement plan transfer of $65,000 to buy a used excavator.  The transfer...

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Auburn • Phillip Wakefield, 44, of 195 Bradman St., probation revocation, indictment for forgery and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, 12:27 a.m. Tuesday on...

Thin ice on Thompson Lake

A four-wheeler is partially submerged in Thompson Lake near Pismo Beach in Oxford on Wednesday afternoon. The Maine Warden Service did not return requests...

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Livermore roads posted today

LIVERMORE — All roads, except Routes 4 and 108, will be posted Thursday morning to keep heavy vehicles off them if it's above 32...

Temple man arrested on warrant

Franklin County arrest log

Two selectmen contenders seek changes in fiscal year, roads and taxes

ANDOVER — Jane Rich is seeking re-election to the Board of Selectmen. She is being opposed by Brian Mills, a selectman in the 1990s,...