Sabattus tax rate up 8.8 percent

SABATTUS — The town has a new tax rate. Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to set the new mill rate at $17.80, an 8.8 percent increase over the current year, according to Town Clerk Suzanne Adams. It was the lowest of the three tax rate options on the table for the boar... 1

Car catches fire on Turnpike in Lewiston

LEWISTON — A car fire in the northbound lanes of the Maine Turnpike is being put out at mile marker 81, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Northbound traffic is delayed.  This story will be updated.

In Sight: Young Lewiston author publishes first book

Ashley Forshaw is every English teacher's dream. "Grammar is important," Forshaw of Lewiston said. "And I think it should be used well." Forshaw is 17, lives in Lewiston and loves to read and write. "She reads, reads, reads a lot," Forshaw's mother, Kim Harding, said. "If I h... 1

Voters approve nine articles in referendum

MECHANIC FALLS — Voters approved all nine of the articles set before them in Tuesday's referendum on the town's municipal budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. The nine articles passed by comfortable margins, ranging from 77-44 for articles funding legal services, a health of...

Students spend summer hours learning about math

AUBURN — Tuesday was a beautiful summer day, the temperature already 80 degrees at 10:30 a.m. Instead of lounging by a pool, Quinn Myrick, 15, worked on geometry at Edward Little High School. He had lots of company. The air-conditioned library was packed with 50-plus students ... 2

Kung Fu at Auburn Public Library

Hannah Johndro, 9, of the Danville neighborhood in Auburn, right, and others emulate Bob Dicrescenzo as he demonstrates a sword technique during Two Dragons Path Library Kung Fu at the Auburn Public Library on Tuesday. The workshop taught some simple Qigong exercises and basic unarmed fighting te...

Marshall's Pop Corn stand hits the road

Rene Bilodeau starts the Marshall's Pop Corn stand at the Valley View Farm in Auburn on Tuesday. Bilodeau was given the task of getting the 1930 Model A Ford on the road after the historic city icon sat for years in city storage. "I said no problem as long as the engine ain't stuck," said the lon...

Victim's DNA found on defendant's screwdriver

AUBURN — A forensic analyst at the state's crime lab said Tuesday that 20-year-old Romeo Parent's DNA was found lodged in a crevice on a screwdriver identified by several witnesses as belonging to Michael McNaughton, who is charged with Parent's murder. The jury listened to crime lab...

Police log

Charges Androscoggin County * Rodney Heath, 39, of Otisfield, probation violation, 11:52 a.m. Tuesday in Lewiston by Department of Probation and Parole. * Joshua Morin, 28, of 34 Reginald Lane, Lewiston, probation violation, 1:42 p.m. Tuesday in Lewiston by Department of Prob...

Sun Journal

Changes, vandalism delay Lewiston veterans' shelter

LEWISTON — A housing program for veterans should be ready this fall, despite some changes and a few setbacks. Vincent Perrone, president of Veterans Inc., of Worcester, Mass., said his company's renovation of the former St. Joseph's School at 393 Main St. should be ready for occ...