Police log

Charges Auburn • Stephanie Burkett, 29, of 161 Summer St., on charges of criminal trespass and shoplifting, 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart. • Ryan M. Lavertu, 22,...

Wood chipper, car crash in Lewiston

A chipper lies on its side after a car swerved to avoid it, slid off College Street in Lewiston and slammed into a stop...

Lewiston planning trail system off Alfred Plourde Parkway

A 23-acre parcel at Webster Street and Alfred Plourde Parkway in Lewiston may be developed for recreational use, including walking trails. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)LEWISTON...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Chips gone wild

Bag Lady and Shopping Siren were, like everyone, intrigued by Lay's limited-edition New England Lobster Roll potato chips. How lobstery would they be? How buttery? ...

Accuser says living with Seth Carey was her best option

PORTLAND — The woman who accused district attorney candidate Seth Carey of sexual abuse said Thursday she had no choice but to stay at...

Central Maine Healthcare board vice chair resigns

LEWISTON — The vice chairman of Central Maine Healthcare's board of directors has resigned. Mark Adams officially resigned Aug. 1, but said he told Chairwoman...

Balloonists eye weather as festival kicks off

LEWISTON — Carnival rides waited silent and ready at Simard-Payne Memorial Park on Thursday, A day before the official launch of the Great Falls Balloon...

Lewiston Police approve contract

LEWISTON — The era of green police T-shirts came to an end Thursday as the Lewiston police union approved a contract with the city. The...

Walking 130 miles to college, for charity

LEWISTON — Forty college students from New Hampshire will be in Lewiston on Saturday, but not for long. At 8 a.m. at the Basilica of...

Androscoggin commissioners get first look at 2019 budget

AUBURN — Commissioners have begun their four-week review of the 2019 Androscoggin County budget. County administrator Larry Post released his $14.3 million preliminary budget without...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Keith Gauthier, 29, of 345 Central Ave., on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, 2:40 a.m. Wednesday on Montello Avenue. • Stephanie...

Lisbon Council extends marijuana moratorium

LISBON — Lisbon town officials on Tuesday extended a moratorium on any potential marijuana retail store developments as its planning board works to figure...

Hope House gets help from Chinese church

Alana Chu motors her cart to the finish line in the 3-year-olds' car race on Wednesday afternoon in Kennedy Park. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)Ahlanna Capalbo...

Bridge to Simard-Payne Memorial Park to be replaced this fall

LEWISTON — A bridge replacement project originally slated for earlier this year at the small but vital Beech Street bridge, will instead begin in October. The...

HealthSteps members ask St. Mary's to keep it

LEWISTON — More than two dozen people gathered in a St. Mary's Health System conference room Wednesday to urge St. Mary's to keep its...

DA hopeful Seth Carey faces accuser in disbarment hearing

PORTLAND — A witness in the disbarment hearing of Seth Carey testified in court Wednesday the Republican candidate for district attorney had been diagnosed...

Police log

Auburn • Jessica Saucier, 34, of 14 Chestnut St., domestic violence assault and disorderly conduct, 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at that address. • Jennifer Albert, 38, of...

Lewiston baseball dugout, infield, equipment vandalized

Vandals sprayed white and black paint all over the dugout and across the infield of the baseball diamond on Martin Drive in Lewiston. (Daryn...

New RSU 16 leader wants 'a system that works for everybody'

POLAND — Kenneth Healey, Regional School Unit 16's new superintendent, said it was a group of students from Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls that...

Lisbon holding hearing tonight on ATV law

LISBON — Residents will weigh in Wednesday night on a proposal to give ATV riders access to several public roads. A public hearing is set...
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Oxford board nixes article on town beach use

OXFORD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Thursday night to remove an article from the Sept. 20 special town meeting warrant that would...

Annual summer fest set for this weekend in Winthrop

Arts, crafts, music, games and food will abound in Winthrop this weekend as the town celebrates its annual, downtown summer festival on Saturday and...

RSU 58 board ready to welcome students

STRONG — With less than two weeks before the start of school, Regional School Unit 58 Superintendent Susan Pratt told directors Thursday said there...

High court rules against solar energy rule

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has dismissed a legal challenge to a controversial new solar energy rule, saying the dispute should go to a...

Norway board schedules vote on medical marijuana ordinance

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday evening to schedule a public hearing and a special town meeting for 6:30 p.m. Sept....

Maine continues to outpace most of nation in drug overdose deaths

Maine experienced a larger jump in drug overdose deaths than all but five other states in the 12-month period ending Jan. 31, a stark...

Skowhegan mother charged with misusing 911, violating release

SKOWHEGAN — The young Skowhegan mother of three who went to jail last year after police found her lying unconscious next to a naked...

Adult-use pot ordinance moves forward in Hallowell

HALLOWELL — Marijuana may be coming downtown, but pot shop proliferation will be limited. Residents got a first look Wednesday at where adult-use marijuana establishments...

Franklin County group mum on request to CMP for benefits

A group of elected officials in Franklin County has asked Central Maine Power Co. for benefits as compensation for a proposed Canada-to-Massachusetts power line...

Dixfield Outdoor Market: get involved and have fun

DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Outdoor Market on Saturday and Sunday will offer an array of activities and items, including entertainment, lobster rolls, barbecued chicken...

Jay tax rate expected to decline

JAY — After several years of rising tax rates, a decrease is expected this year, Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere said Wednesday. Selectpersons will set the...

Just in time

Workers from Mid-Maine Restoration Inc. of Edgecomb scrape the clock tower at the Franklin County Courthouse in Farmington on Thursday as part of its...

Farmington teenager injured in three-vehicle collision in Jay

JAY — A three-vehicle collision at Routes 133 and 156 on Wednesday afternoon sent a Farmington teenager to the hospital with minor injuries, Sgt....

Court dismisses Seth Carey's defamation suit

PORTLAND (AP) — In a year-old defamation case, Maine's highest court has ruled against a Republican who is running for district attorney and feels...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little...

Chris Cousins, veteran Maine political reporter, dies at 42

Chris Cousins, a well-respected and veteran political reporter for the Bangor Daily News, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. He was 42. A Maine...

Woman in fair condition after being hit by car at Wells farm stand

A Colorado woman was in fair condition late Wednesday after she was injured when she was hit by a car that left Route 1...

Second invasive plant found in Cobbossee

MANCHESTER — State officials recently discovered European frogbit, an invasive water plant, growing in Maine for the first time. They found the infestation just outside...

Oxford County arrest log

• Frederick J. Berard, 51, of Portland, failure to appear, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in Rumford, Rumford Police Department. • Heith Lee Bernard, 41, of...

Kiem holding office hours in area

AREA — Senator Lisa Keim, District 18 (R-Oxford) will be holding office hours throughout the district as follows: Waterford Library, 633 Waterford Rd., Waterford, Friday, Aug....