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Grandparents Day in Farmington a hit

First-grader Brayden Simmins of New Vineyard reads to his "Mimi," Shari Newcomb, of Livermore Falls during Grandparents Day on Friday at W. G. Mallett...

Livermore Falls History Night celebrates the past

Maine Paper and Heritage Museum President Sherry Judd, second from right, gives a tour of the museum during Livermore Falls History Night on Friday....

Wilton police investigating burglaries

WILTON — Police are investigating several burglaries that occurred between Wednesday night and Thursday morning along Village View and High streets, Police Chief Heidi...

Judge sets bail for suspected drug dealer from Wilton

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice Friday set bail for a Wilton man charged with drug possession at $50,000 cash or $100,000 worth of...

Energy efficiency project this summer in RSU 73

LIVERMORE FALLS — Improving energy efficiency is a top priority this summer in Regional School Unit 73. Ken Vining, the district's supervisor of facilities and...

Farmington couple receives Salt & Light Award

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry has recognized Bill and Irene Berry for their commitment to the ministry and to helping others. The Farmington...

Randall Gifford, founder of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream, dies at age 90

FARMINGTON — Randall Gifford, the founder of the iconic Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream that began as a small dairy in Skowhegan, has died at...

Franklin County arrest log

• Christopher Allen Tracy, 24, Farmington, violation condition of release, May 15, $500 cash bail, Farmington Police Department. • Korey J. Lizine, 47, Brockton, Massachusetts,...

Round Pond portable toilet removed due to vandalism

LIVERMORE — A portable toilet that was vandalized three weeks in a row has been removed from the Round Pond boat launch off Route...

Memorial Day events

The following Memorial Day observations are scheduled for the weekend: Saturday LEWISTON: Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Kennedy Park, move to Auburn...

Farmington firetruck gets checkup

Farmington firefighters Corey Mills, left, and Stan Wilcox check the Fire Rescue Department's Tower 3 truck at the fire station Wednesday. (Donna M. Perry/Sun...

Police: Wilton man found hiding in attic with grow operation

WILTON — A local man accused in April of selling crack cocaine was arrested early Wednesday after he was found in his attic with...

Strong selectmen schedule special town meeting

 STRONG — Selectmen on Tuesday called a special town meeting for June 20 to have voters decide on articles tabled at the March town...

Jay, Livermore Falls face recycling fees

Jay and Livermore Falls are facing growing problems with the amount of trash that people are mixing with recyclables, resulting in increased costs for...

Mt. Blue students demonstrate physics to fifth-graders

Ian Burke, a senior at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, kneeling at right, explains to fifth-graders at Cascade Brook School in Farmington on...

Livermore Falls police arrest Jay siblings who now face multiple charges

LIVERMORE FALLS — A Lewiston man and his sister were arrested when he failed to stop for police and she interfered with an investigation,...

Three Jay teenagers face civil violations in underage drinking case

JAY — Three local boys accused of underage drinking have each been charged with a civil violation of illegal possession of liquor by a...

Jay man accused of terrorizing police with fireworks

JAY — A local man is charged with threatening to light a mortar-style firework to throw at a police officer in his cruiser, Police...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Casco: Zoning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Paris: Oxford County Commission, 2 p.m., county building Peru: Selectmen,...

Fly-fishing legend draws fans to Phillips

Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, portrayed by Pam Matthews of Phillips, rode with visitors at the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum to the...
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Police log

Auburn • Scott Dunn, 35, of 271 College Road, Greene, operating under the influence, 6:53 p.m. Friday at 133 Center St. • Tenaj Ormsby, 36, of...

Gardiner man killed in 3-vehicle crash on I-295 in Freeport

FREEPORT — A Gardiner man was killed in a three-vehicle accident Saturday morning on Interstate 295 in Freeport, Maine State Police said. Raymond Bisson, 50,...

Kents Hill graduates told to be honest, get a dog

READFIELD — In a quiet moment after his Kents Hill School graduation Saturday morning, Robert Coakley reflected on what he might tell incoming students...

Hemp-infused products ease pain

BRUNSWICK — In a small kitchen on the grounds of Scatter Good Farm on East Coxon Road, three entrepreneurs have created a product line with...

Lewiston students restore Civil War cannon

LEWISTON — Seeing a couple of old Civil War cannons and their rotted carriages in a shed at the Togus VA hospital a few...

'Celebrate us': Hebron Academy graduates 69

HEBRON — Hebron Academy Salutatorian Rachel Brouwer, speaking at commencement Saturday, urged the Class of 2018 to “celebrate us” and to “take every new...

Mothers of fallen service members honored in Lewiston

LEWISTON — A new star in Veterans Memorial Park is dedicated to the sacrifice and service of Maine’s Gold Star Mothers, and in honor...

Who pays almost $100,000 for 125-year-old blue jeans?

PORTLAND — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come...

Gardiner man killed in three-vehicle accident on I-295 in Freeport

A Gardiner man was killed in a three-vehicle accident Saturday morning on Interstate 295 in Freeport, Maine State Police said. Raymond Bisson, 50, died after...

Legislature returns Wednesday to negotiate key bills

Lawmakers in charge of funding state government will return to the State House on Wednesday to tackle dozens of critical bills left in limbo...

Edwards cotton mill seen as fabric of Augusta

AUGUSTA — Plans to restore and repurpose the only remaining building of the massive riverfront Edwards mill complex may rely on attracting a private...

'Get ready to change the world:' St. Dom's graduates ready for the future

Saint Dominic Academy seniors Callie Samson, left, gives her cousin Madison Samson a hug as the two try to calm their nerves prior to...

Police log

Lewiston • Donald Nieves, 48, address not listed, on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, 10:34 p.m. Thursday at 209 Park St. Auburn •...

Lewiston, Auburn host Art Walk LA

Walton Elementary School second-grader Ella Jewett points to the self-portrait she drew (not seen) that was hanging in one of the downtown Lewiston storefront...

Lewiston's Tree Street Youth Center recognizes seniors

Graduate Shukri Abdirahman, left, is congratulated by Adriana Ortiz-Burnham following a graduation ceremony at Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston on Friday. Thirty-four high...

Girls learn about male-dominated trades in Auburn

Audrey Bauer, a freshman at Oak Hill High School in Wales, sprays water while wearing the turnout gear of Auburn firefighter Sita West during...

New Gloucester farm stand owner says Confederate flag good for business

NEW GLOUCESTER — The owner of a New Gloucester farm stand who flies a Confederate flag in honor of family who live in the South...

Denise Clavette leaving Auburn Hall for Saco development post

AUBURN — After less than a year with the city, Assistant City Manager Denise Clavette announced this week she is leaving for a job...

Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape, criminal sex act charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday on rape, criminal sex act and other charges from encounters with two women, police said...

Big bets, hired muscle and money laundering revealed in Portland bookie case

Dozens of recorded phone calls to Stephen Mardigan in which he takes bets from gamblers, discusses how they can pay their debts and confers...