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Auburn: Yes, that is a house; no, you can't live there

AUBURN — A dispute over replacing an old, two-bedroom house on 240 Hatch Road pits former City Councilor Dan Herrick against the city's agriculture zoning philosophy. "This is something that fell through the cracks," Herrick said. "I don't blame anybody. Most of the people that did t...

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Riverview workers cite problems, ask for help

AUGUSTA — A handful of current and former Riverview Psychiatric Center employees have asked the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee to look into problems at the state-run hospital. Those problems, they say, include the bullying and harassment of staff members who raised conc...

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Area golf roundup

Apple Valley Ladies: Game of the Day: Best 6 Holes A- Doris Martin 28; B- Elaine Dube 36; Low Gross: A- Ethel Landry 65; Low Net: A- Jackie Goulet 36; Low Gross: B- Claire Kelly 61; Low Net: B- Anita Olko 36; Least Putts: Doris Martin 14; Birdies: 0 P...

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Auburn agrees to loan $1.1 million for hangar purchase

AUBURN — The city will get involved in a deal to help purchase a hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport but with some added restrictions on its loan. City councilors Monday voted to loan the airport $1.1 million for 13 years at a varying interest rate. The rate stays at 2.58... 1

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Auburn photo tours focus on historic, architectural features

AUBURN — A downtown photographer hopes to help local shutterbugs turn their lenses on Auburn's historic architecture and other views Thursday. Kaitlin Crowell, owner of Kait Lavin Photography at Court Street Studios, joins Auburn Economic Development Specialist Alan Manoian on a guid...

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Ingersoll Arena uses considered at Auburn meeting Wednesday

AUBURN — City officials want to hear from potential users of an indoor turf field in Pettingill Park. The city has scheduled a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss converting the former hockey rink into new uses. City officials and members of the Recreation and Special Event...

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Face Time: Heather Engstrom, court advocate

Heather Engstrom has been an advocate for victims and witnesses for more than a decade, first in the Navy and now through the District Attorney's Office at the Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn. It's not an easy job. Sometimes people don't want the support. Sometimes they're afr...

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High School girls' basketball: Mt. Blue searches for new coach

FARMINGTON — Interviews begin next week in the search for a new girls' basketball coach at Mt. Blue High School. Tom Philbrick recently vacated the job he's had the last five seasons, and the Cougars are in the process of finding a replacement. The job opened up toward the end...

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Winkin memorial service to be streamed live at Colby

WATERVILLE — There will be a memorial service for Colby College legend John Winkin on Sunday at noon at Colby’s Lorimer Chapel and a reception to follow at Page Commons. For those unable to attend, Rob Munzing of Munzing Media will have a live stream of the service at: new.live...

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RubberDucks squeak by struggling Sea Dogs for sweep

PORTLAND — These are not last spring's Portland Sea Dogs. They're barely last month's Portland Sea Dogs. Thursday's doubleheader sweep at the hands of Akron provided more evidence that the Sea Dogs are suffering from the talent drain that inevitably occurs whenever a minor league tea...

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Shooting contest

The Western Maine Fish & Game Club will be holding a 3-Gun Shoot on Sunday, Aug. 31, starting at 9 a.m. Participants will provide their own guns (rifle, handgun and shotgun) and ammo/shot shells. Each shooter will shoot five shots on the rifle range, five shots on the handgun range and 25 sho...

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Golf roundup

Springbrook Member-Guest Front 2-ball Front: 1 34 Jim Hodgkin, Andy Carleton; 2 36 Ray Convery, Bob Convery; 3 37 Tom Tiner, Perry Goodspeed; Net: 1 27 Gaeton Bolduc, Rick Murphy; tie 27 Keenan Farwell, Jeffery Kent; 3 29 Ray...

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Moving on to the next level

Pelletier's Karate Academy in Lewiston congratulates the students who successfully completed their tests for new belts in July. Students performed physical fitness, empty hand katas, weapons, and self-defense. You can find more information about Pelletier's Karate's Little Ninja, karate, cardio kick...

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H.S. Football: St. Hilaire named Winthrop/Monmouth football coach

Dave St. Hilaire knew how to make one team out of two schools long before Winthrop and Monmouth combined their football programs last fall. St. Hilaire, a long-time varsity and youth coach in the area, has been named head coach of the Winthrop/Monmouth football team, pending school committ...

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Tennis roundup

Lewiston Rec tennis singles playoffs In the semifinals for men, John Dube, who went undefeated for the season, draws a bye and awaits the results of the Michal Cwik vs. Jeff Kazin match. In the other semi-final match, Eric Hall will play Dustin Roy. The winners of each match will play for ...

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Golf roundup

Pine Acres Monday Nigh Ladies League Week 10 standings 1st pl. Cpote, Cote 303 pts; 2nd pl. Blanchette, Davis 298 pts; and third pl. Asselin, Dufour, 249 pts. Game of the Day - Blind Partners 1s...

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The art of a good turn: Roland Martin's wood creations

LEWISTON — There are similarities between transforming a pile of boards into a working kitchen cabinet and turning a gnarled knot from a downed tree into a decorative vase. Both are wood projects, after all, and both involve years of skill, patience, steady hands and lots of sawdust,...

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Golf roundup

Fairlawn 4 Bal;l Points 1. 86 John Moreau, Les Sturtavent, Pastor Vail, Pat Cailler; 2. 84 Rick Grant, John Mathieu, Rick Gardiner, Pete Peterson; Closest to the Pin #11: Marcel Mathieu 4'9"; Len Winsky 11'; Closest to the pin #13: Chanel LeBlanc 13...

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Pelletier’s Karate Academy in Lewiston congratulates the students who successfully completed their tests for new belts in July. Students performed physical fitness, empty-hand katas and self-defense. Pictured are,  front row, from left to right: Keegan Jolin, Owen Robitaille, Ava LePag...

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A DVD hunting show that's not for the birds

Are you a big fan of the hunting and fishing TV shows? Many sportsman have told me they find them simplistic, predictable, and not a true representation of the total outdoor experience. I could not agree more. A non-hunter watching one of these shows is given the wrong impression, that hun...

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