'Donny would have loved this:' Beating victim memorialized in Kennedy Park

Natashia Parker, right, and Neil Spillane, both of whom referred to Donald Giusti as an adopted brother, grill hamburgers at a vigil and cookout...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Mustaf Abdille, 31, of 55 Tall Pines Drive, on a charge of violating conditions of release, 7:50 p.m. Tuesday in Kennedy Park. • Kane Lessard,...

Curfew begins in Lewiston's Kennedy Park

LEWISTON — The way Brandon Baumgardner figures it, a curfew might not solve all of the problems in downtown Lewiston. But it might solve...

Poland selectmen to study state's retail pot law

POLAND — Selectmen said Thursday they needed to learn more about the legal ramifications of retail and recreational marijuana in Maine before a town...

St. Dom's principal to lead Brunswick school

AUBURN — Shelly Wheeler, the principal of Saint Dominic Academy's Auburn campus, is leaving to become principal at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, effective...

Parking problem

Lewiston Public Works employee Dave Saucier, left, talks Wednesday morning with Al Perry of Norway in front of the Lewiston Municipal Parking Garage on...

Waterman makes initial court appearance in Lewiston

LEWISTON — A man who has criminal convictions in Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo and Somerset counties made his first appearance Wednesday in Lewiston District Court...

Possible end to keeping medical records on paper at county jail

AUBURN — An electronic medical records management system for the jail has long been on the wish list of the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office....

Thanking George Small, 'best crossing guard ever'

George Small crosses students in front of Farwell Elementary School. Small was nominated for a recognition award from the Lewiston School Committee after third-grader Ridley...

Auburn grades 7-12 returning to traditional grading

In this photo from April, Ollie Ouellette listens to freshman civics teacher Craig Latuscha at Edward Little High School. The Auburn School Department announced...

District Attorney Robinson seeks re-election

Having secured the Democratic nomination, District Attorney Andrew S. Robinson has announced his candidacy for re-election in Maine Prosecutorial District 3, which includes Androscoggin,...

70th class reunion at ELHS

Barbara Clark Campbell, center, attends her 70th Edward Little High School class reunion at Martindale Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. Campbell, who lives in...

Lisbon woman hopes to send Maine’s wandering emu to a safe home

LISBON — Janet Tuttle just wants to find Ralphie a proper home. Ralphie, aka “The Bird,” is a 100-pound emu who is almost tall enough...

Video: June 2018 Flyover of Lewiston High School construction

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7l0PmeJak8&w=560&h=349]Lewiston High School's new baseball field, foreground, and its brick backstop are taking shape, as are the multi-use track and football field, background....

Book about Lewiston soccer team is optioned by Netflix

Netflix has optioned the rights to make a film or TV series out of the book “One Goal,” which chronicles the Lewiston High School...

Wilton man accepts plea deal in arson incident

LEWISTON — Two arson charges against a Wilton man were dismissed this week after he pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated criminal mischief. Colton...

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster retiring next year

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster takes a break Tuesday afternoon from meetings at the Dingley Building. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal) LEWISTON — The Lewiston High School Class...

Lewiston police urge patience in downtown tension

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYj6s3YZOM4] LEWISTON — Police Chief Brian O'Malley asked people for patience and support Tuesday as state police continued to investigate the death last week...

‘Love your enemies:’ Friends of Giusti gather in Lewiston

Bert Brown, second from left, of Auburn hugs his daughter, Cheyanne Norton, as they listen Tuesday evening to speakers at Marcotte Park in Lewiston...

Street Talk: Looking for a graduation do-over

At every high school graduation I cover for the paper, I meet that same kid. He's the handsome guy, chronically smiling in his cap and...
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Bruce Poliquin hails House farm bill that Chellie Pingree opposes

An $867 billion farm bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House on Thursday includes two provisions pushed by Maine Republican Bruce Poliquin, who represents...

Norway board approves $6,900 proposal for town office renovations

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday night to accept a $6,900 proposal for architectural services for the town's municipal building at...

Rumford board gives go-ahead on mountain bike trail idea

Todd Papianou and Karen Wilson of Penacook Area Community Trails told the Board of Selectmen on Thursday that the group is proposing to build...

Oxford to become a 'Military Friendly Community'

OXFORD — Selectmen unanimously agreed Thursday night to move forward on becoming a "Military Friendly Community." The designation would show military members that the community...

Training exercise held for active shooter/threat incident at UMF

FARMINGTON -- Representatives of many law enforcement agencies, firefighters, emergency management and emergency medical responders took part in active threat/shooter training Thursday at the...

Mark Kenney to be principal of Telstar high and middle schools

BETHEL — Mark Kenney, principal for the past three years at Telstar Middle School, will add the principalship of Telstar High School to his...

Buckfield voters approve $1.8 million budget

BUCKFIELD — Buckfield voters approved a $1.8 million municipal budget during the annual town meeting June 16. Town Clerk and Treasurer Cindy Dunn said voters...

Mexico approves new truck for police chief

Mexico Police chief Roy Hodsdon addresses the Board of Selectmen on June 19 about replacement of the police chief's truck, damaged when it hit...

Livermore Falls police launch 'Coffee with a Cop'

LIVERMORE FALLS — As part of a new outreach program called "Coffee with a Cop," local police are meeting with community members to discuss...

First lady’s ‘I don’t care’ jacket causes a stir

First lady Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that read "I really...

Report: Former Acadia National Park director accepted illegal gifts

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Acadia National Park superintendent accepted an illegal gift of a Caribbean family vacation valued at more than $14,000...

Canada’s legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was...

Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention center

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a...

Man arrested in Maine for robbing Gronkowski's home arraigned

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of three men charged in connection with a robbery at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob...

Fryeburg police ask for information about hit-and-run

The impact threw a 43-year-old pedestrian into a ditch. (Fryeburg Police Department)Fryeburg police are asking for help with information about a hit-and-run incident in...

By one vote, Ortiz confirmed winner of Livermore Falls selectman's race

LIVERMORE FALLS — Incumbent Nixon Ortiz retained his selectman's seat Thursday following a recount of ballots cast June 12. Ortiz won the race over Ron...

Gorham woman missing for nearly a week is found safe

A 36-year-old Gorham woman missing for six days was found safe and unharmed by Portland police Wednesday night. Katharine “Katy” Kinney was last seen leaving...

Supreme Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision...

CEO whose company is buying Saddleback accused of fraud

RANGELEY (AP) — The Australian developer who's buying Maine's Saddleback Mountain ski resort has been arrested after a raid on his offices in his...

Water district manager won’t drink Waterville’s 'safe' brown water

WATERVILLE — The general manager of the Kennebec Water District says he wouldn’t drink the brown, discolored water coming out of area faucets either. Roger...