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    December 13, 2018

    Boyfriend charged with murder in Hartford woman’s death

    HARTFORD — Maine State Police charged a local man Thursday with murder in the death of his longtime girlfriend. Rondon Athayde, 41, was charged with killing Ana Cordeiro, also 41. The couple have two children, ages 3 and 4. The death was reported just after midnight Thursday inside a house on Bear Mountain Road, according […]

  • Published
    December 12, 2018

    Icy falls

    Ice fills in Rumford Falls on Tuesday, and the area reached 27 degrees as a high. The high historic average in Rumford on Dec. 11 is 35 degrees. (Sun Journal photo by Abigail Austin)

  • Published
    December 9, 2018

    Peru fundraiser makes — and keeps — organizer 'warm'

    PERU — Barbara Lane of Peru set a collection goal for her food drive. And if she missed that goal, she would spend 24 hours in the cold. Lane hoped to raise $4,321, collect 4,321 food items or a combination thereof. The money and food would be divided among two area food pantries: Servants Heart […]

  • Published
    December 8, 2018

    Dressing for the weather — 1800s' style

    LIVERMORE — Staying warm today means dressing in the latest technology — you know those battery-powered long Johns for which you control the temperature with your smartphone? If the Washburn family, who lived in the 1800s, could see us now, they’d mock us — or be jealous. But for all this technology, when Western Maine […]

  • Published
    December 8, 2018

    Early ice-fishing in Livermore

    A group of Winthrop fishermen take to the ice on Bartlett Pond in Livermore on Saturday for their first day of ice-fishing. One man, who chose not to be identified, was pleased with the early season. He said the ice was about 8 inches thick. “Usually, we don’t fish until Jan. 1.” The group was […]

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    December 6, 2018

    FPES, Peru select board hold workshop

    PERU — The Peru Board of Selectmen and the Friends of Peru Elementary School held a workshop Wednesday to negotiate a management contract for FPES to manage the old Peru Elementary School as a community center. “I think that we’ve made progress,” said Carol Roach, who acted as board chairwoman. “I think was a good […]