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    September 12, 2022

    Linda L. Baker, Maine House 51 candidate

    Linda L. Baker is a candidate in Maine House District 51 — which serves Topsham.

  • Published
    January 14, 2019

    Byron requests sheriff’s investigation into missing funds

    BYRON — Nine months after a long-overdue, town audit revealed that money was missing, selectmen have requested that the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office investigate what appears to be years of financial mismanagement and missing town records. The audit, launched in March 2018, was the first one in five years, and it was immediately clear that […]

  • Published
    January 5, 2019

    Owners’ relationship with Adinolfi ‘a disaster’

    RUMFORD — Hotel Harris is co-owned by Dan Botwinik and Jeffrey Baker, both of Massachusetts. Botwinik is listed as the building’s manager, according to Maine Secretary of State corporation filings, doing business as Maine Coon Management. On Friday, in an email to the Sun Journal, Botwinik said the relationship with Jim Adinolfi “has been a […]

  • Published
    September 7, 2018

    Lewiston prostitution sting nets two more

    LEWISTON — Police charged two more men with engaging a prostitute Thursday as part of an undercover police sting operation in downtown. Four were charged earlier in the day. All six are accused of soliciting an ndercover officer along Ash Street. The sting occurred across from the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. According to police, […]

  • Published
    September 6, 2018

    UPDATE: Lewiston police nab 6 men in prostitution sting

    LEWISTON — At least six men were charged Thursday night in a police sting targeting prostitution downtown. Beginning at about 4:45 p.m., police began charging men who they say attempted to solicit an undercover officer on Ash Street. The charges were made across the street from the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, an area […]

  • Published
    July 20, 2018

    Lewiston doctor arrested on domestic assault charge

    AUBURN — Lewiston urologist Joel S. Olstein, 72, was arrested at his Auburn home Thursday night and charged with domestic assault. At about 8 p.m., police went to 48 Waterview Drive on the east shore of Taylor Pond  where Olstein lives with his wife. He was arrested at the scene. On Friday, police said only that […]

  • Published
    March 12, 2018

    Massachusetts men injured in Jay accident; driver faces OUI charge

    JAY — A Massachusetts man is accused of driving drunk after his vehicle went off icy Route 133 late Friday, hit a snowbank, rolled onto its side and struck a utility pole. Dave A. Nosiglia, 58, of Hingham, Massachusetts, and his passenger, Harold Layland, 61, of Hanson, Massachusetts, suffered minor injuries in the accident reported […]

  • Published
    January 31, 2016

    13 years later: Dixfield cats waiting for inheritance

    When Barbara Thorpe died in 2002, she left the bulk of her $200,000 estate “for the purpose of providing shelter, food and health care for abandoned and unwanted cats in the town of Dixfield.” Over the past 13 years, however, no more than a few thousand dollars have been disbursed for the cats’ care. Lawyers […]

  • Published
    September 9, 2011

    Two area youths help capture robbery suspects

    MEXICO — Two school boys’ quick thinking helped police arrest two men on a charge of attempted robbery. On Monday officer Kyle Matthews charged 19-year-olds Joshua Weldon and Brandon Buzynski, both of Shapleigh, with attempted robbery. Weldon was also charged with Class D assault. The school boys were riding bikes on River Road in Mexico […]

  • Published
    December 4, 2009

    Jay Girls’ Basketball

    Girls’ Basketball Coach: Chris Bessey (seventh year) Last year’s record: 19-4, won Class C state title Returning letter winners: Seniors – Hillary Deane (5-9 forward), Mallory Bonnevie (5-7 guard), Gina Nemi (5-9 forward), Kelsea Beisaw (5-4 guard); Juniors – Beth Moore (5-9 forward), Alannah White (5-6 guard), Brittany DiPompo (5-6 guard); Sophomores – Alexis Blodgett […]