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Judith Meyer is executive editor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel and the Western Maine weekly newspapers of the Sun Media Group. She serves as vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition and is a member of the Right to Know Advisory Committee to the Legislature. A journalist since 1990 and former editorial page editor for the Sun Journal, she was named Maine’s Journalist of the Year in 2003. She serves on the New England Newspaper & Press Association Board of Directors and was the 2018 recipient of the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. A fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, she attended George Washington University, lives in Auburn with her husband, Phil, and is an active member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

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    November 20, 2019

    Births

    Rumford Hospital  River Rose Leighton, a girl to James and Jessica Leighton of Peru, June 26. Siblings, Makayla, Abbigale; grandparents, Kenny and Judy Gill, Peru, David and Pam Leighton, Rochester, N.H., Rachel Leighton, Westbrook; great-grandparents, Bob and Shirley Dolloff, Peru, Erwin Coy, Portland, Josephine Leighton, Westbrook. Kinsley Jeanne Prevost, a girl to Jeff Prevost and […]

  • Published
    November 19, 2019

    Is political harmony a thing of the past?

    Not so very long ago it was possible for people of divergent political views to live in relative harmony. Republicans and Democrats had different perspectives on how the country should be governed, but their arguments could usually be settled with the understood maxim, patriotic citizens have a common goal — the spiritual, economic and social […]

  • Published
    November 18, 2019

    Births

    Rumford Hospital  Jeffrey Scott Brown III, a boy to Jeffrey and Lacee Brown of Jay, May 13. Siblings, Autum, Sylas, Dalton, Aiyanna, grandparents, Richard and Leslie White, Mexico, Jeffrey Brown Sr., Wilton, Sheri Mathieu, Bingham. Ezekiel Earl Liam Byron, a boy to Jeremy and Angela Byron of Rumford, May 16. Siblings, Harley, Hiram, Saphira, MacKenzie; […]

  • Published
    November 17, 2019

    1994 murder of Crystal Perry is subject of Thursday’s Great Falls Forum

    Sarah Perry was 12 years old when her mother was stabbed and raped in their home.

  • Published
    November 17, 2019

    Coup first, invent justification later

    Sometimes it is the haughty smugness of today’s Democrats/Progressives that is most amazing. They say very revealing things, actually telling people what they are really planning to do to the country and all the voters by extension. They are such paragons of virtue-signaling and non-constitutional scholars.  Recent examples revealed in tweets from current “whistleblower” attorney, Mark S.  Zaid, highlight the faulty historical memory and arrogance of such partisan hacks […]

  • Published
    November 17, 2019

    As Maine goes without the ERA, so does the nation

    Maine leaders keep pushing to make gender protection a permanent right in Maine and the rest of the U.S.

  • Published
    November 16, 2019

    Rumford and its former town manager prepare to face off in federal court

    Linda-Jean Briggs claimed her civil rights were violated when she was suspended and ultimately terminated without cause.

  • Published
    November 15, 2019

    This week’s agenda

    Monday Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m.,Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Select Board workshop on cable TV, 6 p.m., Municipal Center. Regular meeting to follow. Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Farmington: Franklin County Commission, 10 a.m., county building Livermore Falls: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Mexico: Selectmen, […]

  • Published
    November 15, 2019

    Franklin County Criminal Court

    Danielle M. Larochelle, 31, Kingfield, manslaughter, operating under the influence (alcohol) causing death on June 8, 2018, dismissed. Adam B. Carrick, 37, Houlton, unlawful sexual contact on Jan. 1, 2017, unlawful sexual contact on Oct. 30, 2017, first charge dismissed, second charge found guilty, sentenced 364 days, all but 88 days suspended, probation one year. […]

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    November 12, 2019

    Androscoggin County Criminal Court

    Jill Englehaupt, 47, Auburn, violating condition of release on Feb. 14, found guilty, sentenced 48 hours. Larisha Herrick, 20, Sabattus, three charges of violating condition of release on March 8, first charge found guilty, sentenced 14 days; second charge found guilty, sentenced 14 days; third charge dismissed. Christopher L. Regoja, 41, Auburn, criminal mischief on […]

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