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Sox pop Jays; Papi passes Yaz

TORONTO (AP) — One day after promising he was "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August," David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, a...

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Auburn downtown lanes, parking spaces to get fresh paint

AUBURN — Downtown's crosswalks, parking spaces and lane lines will get a fresh coat of paint as part of an effort to make the downtown more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, councilors were told Monday. "I've had business and prospective people say we have no on-street parking, but I sa... 1

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Volunteers needed for Auburn board

AUBURN — City officials are looking for a large group of volunteers to set spending priorities for Auburn's share of federal Community Development Block Grant money. Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee will work with Community Development staff and the city’s consultant ...

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Zone 3 Legion Semifinal: Tri-Town upsets top-seeded Bessey Motors

Jake Simard of Tri-Town makes the out as Nick Bowie of Bessey Motors attempts to steal second base during the semi final of the American Legion Zone 3 Tournament in Paris on Monday. 

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Airport hangar deal fails to win Auburn Council support

AUBURN — A plan to buy out the 14 years remaining on a hangar lease at the Twin Cities' airport narrowly failed Monday night. With City Councilors Tizz Crowley and David Young absent from Monday's meeting, councilors needed a four-vote majority to approve Auburn's loan up to $1.1 mil...

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The Hot Corner: Benjamin perfect fit with select company

OXFORD — Geoff Bodine. Ralph Nason. Ben Rowe. Eddie MacDonald. Let’s see: One of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history; an irascible, indomitable local legend; and two guys who are still winning races and championships by the fistful, fluffing up the engraved writing for their r...

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Lewiston Auburn This Week

Monday, July 21 AUBURN — City Council workshop and meeting. Workshop is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and topics include Community Development Block grants, bonding and a discussion concerning downtown parking patterns. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and topics includ...

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College baseball: Local UMaine players remember their legendary coach

The men from central and western Maine who played baseball for John Winkin at the University of Maine said Sunday they are mourning the loss of a great teacher and mentor with an unequaled passion and mind for the game "It's a sad day, because he was great man," said Bill Reynolds, who pla...

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Oxford 250: King dethroned at tech, twice

OXFORD — Tyler King and his family-operated race team from Livermore Falls made the last-minute decision to skip a race Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway — where it was in contention for a NASCAR Pro Series championship — and focus on trying to qualify for the Oxford ...

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Tri-Town thumps Rogers

POLAND — Tri-Town fought through adversity Sunday in its Zone 3 quarterfinal matchup with Rogers Post. Tri-Town led by a run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Zach Johnson took first base as he was hit by a pitch. Looking to get into scoring position, Johnson took off for secon...

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Zone 3 Legion quarterfinal: Bessey holds off Windham

PARIS — Bessey Motors' reward for earning the top seed in the American Legion Zone 3 tournament was a first-round matchup with Windham, the defending state champion boasting a pitching staff that threw a no-hitter to win this year's Western Class A title. After falling behind 5-0 ear...

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Live coverage of Oxford Plains 250

We are live at the the Oxford Plains Speedway today sharing what's happening on and around the track. 1

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Lobster Bowl: East airs it out for win over West

BIDDEFORD — The East opened the first half of the 25th Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic with a surgical 85-yard scoring drive. The West opened the second half with a plodding 86-yard touchdown march. That pretty much summed it up Saturday night. The West had to work for its o...

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Lobster Bowl: All in good cheer for senior all-star cheerleaders

Kaitlyn Hale from Bonny Eagle, center, cheers at halftime during the 2014 Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

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Oxford 250: Six parts that wield unseen power

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More money, less money: the effects of not expanding MaineCare

The head of the Portland Community Health Center and her chief financial officer sat down last week to figure out which bills they could pay. They don't have the money to pay all of them. More than half of their patients are uninsured, up from about 30 percent a few years ago. The health c... 22

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The Hot Corner: It's Theriault's turn at 250

I’m the target of much abuse about my Oxford 250 forecast over the years. If I fail miserably, which was mostly the case from 1990 to 2007, I look like a fool. If I hit the winner four consecutive years, instead of being hailed as Nostradamus and Confucius in a blender, I hear that p...

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Legion baseball: Zone 3 begins tourney

Sometimes real potential doesn't always translate into reality. When the American Legion Baseball season started this summer, Shane Slicer thought his team at Bessey Motors had a pretty good opportunity for success. "I thought we had a good team," said Slicer. "I knew some other tea...

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Outdoors in Maine: Start thinking about those any-deer permits

It always pays to plan ahead ­ even in deer hunting. It seems a long way off, and whether you are a bow hunter or a gun hunter, the frosty mornings will be here before you know it. Step one is to remind yourself that the deadline for submitting your application for the drawing of the M...

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Par for the Course: Exotics Tour gaining steam

Chad Hopkins had every reason to be positive. And he was. He was speaking at Old Marsh in Wells on Thursday about the Exotics Tour Pro-Am Series, after he shot a 68 to lead his team to a 16-under-par total score in the tour's third event of the season. With that score the Hopkins te...

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