Police log

Auburn • Derek Bennett, 35, of 38 Pine St., Mechanic Falls, on a warrant, 10:16 p.m. Friday at 46 Winter St.  • Stephon Adams, 23, of...

Batter up! Volunteers prepare Auburn fields for season

Haylee Farr-Howard, 7, of Auburn, who plays in the junior softball league, pitched in with 3o other baseball and softball players, coaches, parents and...

Boy, 8, raises money for MS in honor of uncle

The 2018 Walk MS begins at Edward Little High School in Auburn on Saturday morning. Walk MS is a fundraiser dedicated to ending multiple sclerosis....

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Rasaun Hampton, 42, of 20 Howe St., on a warrant charging failure to pay a fine, 1:54 a.m. Friday at College and Bartlett...

Auburn mayor retraces WWII history in France

AUBURN — Last week, Mayor Jason Levesque was in France holding an unexploded hand grenade. He also walked past old foxholes, patches of field where...

Mary Dempsey new leader of Norway cancer center

Mary Dempsey is the new executive director of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine in Norway. She previously worked for the Dempsey Center,...

L-A head shops celebrate 4/20

Devin Urquhart of Lewiston, whose alias is "Blunt Man" dances in front of Legal Peaces, a head shop on Lisbon Street in Lewiston on...

For local vet, lynx is 'just another day at the office'

Auburn veterinarian Stephen Kinney holds a lynx brought in by staff at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. The 4-year-old cat had a bowel...

Remember when President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush visited Lewiston in 1991?

Their visit included stops at Farwell Elementary School, where they read to a group of kindergartners, and Lewiston High School.

Last day of school vacation in Lewiston

Lexus Keene, 10, pulls her friend, Brianna Pelletier, 10, with her 7-week-old Boston Terrier, Bosco, on First Street in Lewiston on Friday afternoon. The...

Thai to the past: Pepper & Spice brothers open Blue Galangal in Lewiston

LEWISTON — On Blue Galangal's opening day last month, former Pepper & Spice Thai Cuisine customers lined the restaurant. "I walked in here and then...

Truck collision closes Route 4 in Turner

TURNER — Police blocked off a section of Route 4 Friday morning after trucks collided shortly before 8 a.m. No serious injuries were reported, but...

Sapphire Nightclub brawl victims didn’t report assaults to police

AUBURN — A security guard at Sapphire Nightclub was punched, kicked and spat on after falling face-first into the front of a car during...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Christopher Purdy, 40, of 69 Horton St., on a charge of negotiating a worthless instrument, 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 22 Drummond St., Auburn. Auburn •...

Great Falls speaker urges artists to love the creative process

LEWISTON — Practice was becoming more difficult and confusing four years ago for Portland musician Kafari. A troubling situation for someone with a dream...

Lewiston Dems to hold office hours Saturday

LEWISTON — Lewiston’s delegates to the Maine Legislature will hold open constituent office hours beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Lewiston...

Bowdoin College reaches carbon-neutral goal

Bowdoin College announced Thursday it is carbon neutral, two years ahead of schedule. The milestone means the Brunswick campus’ net impact on carbon dioxide emissions...

Painting party in Turner

Ricki Waltz works on her version of the painting “For my Laven-Dear” at a Paint Nite Maine party at the Ricker Hill Tasting Room...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Legs for miles

Last week, Bag Lady asked a fabulously stylish friend's advice on how to finish off an outfit for an upcoming formal event. Black dress and...

Suspects on the run after a chase through Lewiston, Auburn and Minot; car found...

LEWISTON — A car driven in a high-speed chase through the Twin Cities on Thursday morning was found abandoned in Buckfield a short time...


West Falmouth man dies in house fire

FALMOUTH — A man died in a fire that caused heavy damage to a house and destroyed an attached garage late Saturday afternoon in...

Rite of spring: Kayakers race over icy falls

LETTER E TOWNSHIP — Adults, children and dogs trudged up and down the narrow paths at Smalls Falls on Saturday to watch whitewater athletes...

Community gardeners prepare beds

PARIS — Oxford County community gardeners gathered Saturday on Park Street to prepare raised beds for the growing season. Gardeners Growing Healthy Communities, a volunteer-based nonprofit,...

Barbara Bush praised as 'first lady of the greatest generation'

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation." Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to...

March unemployment rate could be Maine’s lowest since 1957

The preliminary unemployment rate for March is the lowest since 1976, when current record-keeping began. Glenn Mills, chief economist with the Maine Department of Labor,...

Nikki Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) — The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight...

License plate approved for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill creating a specialty license plate for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. The governor...

Brakey challenges more signatures on Max Linn's nomination papers for U.S. Senate

AUGUSTA — A judge ordered Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap on Friday to reopen his investigation in the case of Republican U.S. Senate...

Consumers told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned...

Legislature criticized for not addressing opioid crisis

Drug addiction specialists and advocates for treatment programs are criticizing the Legislature for, once again, failing to take any major steps to address Maine’s opioid...

Judge says Deering High student may compete in national poetry recital contest

A Maine high school student from Zambia who is seeking asylum in the United States has won the legal right to compete in a...

Earth Day cleanup in Rumford

Employees of Oxford County Mental Health Services, members of the Beacon House Peer Recovery Center and community members spent about two hours Friday picking...

Police: Cash, cocaine, paraphernalia found at Wilton man's home

FARMINGTON — A Wilton man arrested on a drug charge Wednesday was released from jail Friday on $5,000 bail. Dennis Ayala, 55, was arrested on...

Oxford medical marijuana battle nearing end?

OXFORD — A long, expensive and complicated legal battle to resolve the disputed awarding of the third and final medical marijuana permit in Oxford...

March unemployment rate could be lowest since 1957

The preliminary unemployment rate for March is the lowest since 1976, when current record-keeping began. Glenn Mills, chief economist with the Maine Department of Labor,...

Mayhew says Mills and Hayes should quit their state jobs before running for governor

LEWISTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Mayhew said Friday that Attorney General Janet Mills and State Treasurer Terry Hayes shouldn’t be pocketing government paychecks...

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and Wikileaks over election meddling

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy...

Comey memos quote Donald Trump talking about jailed journalists and ‘hookers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns...

Canton official quits, cites ‘hostile work environment’

CANTON — Selectmen accepted the written resignation of Town Administrator Scotty Kilbreth during an emergency meeting Thursday. Kilbreth’s letter said he “no longer (has) confidence...

Chesterville robbery victim shares ordeal at senior forum

KINGFIELD — A Chesterville woman told those at a SeniorsPlus forum Thursday that she learned the importance of personal safety when she and her...