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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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  • Published
    September 22, 2022

    UU Church in Auburn ordered to remove homeless encampment, clean up trash and waste

    Campers have been asked to move out by Saturday after the city received multiple complaints from nearby neighbors and businesses.

  • Published
    September 22, 2022

    Sens. Collins and King to explore making bipartisanship work in Congress at “Building Bridges Maine” event

    Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King will participate in an in-depth online conversation on finding new ways to bring bipartisanship back to Congress. The live Zoom meeting will be hosted by the Maine Alliance of Braver Angels, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the partisan divide and strengthening this country’s democratic republic. The forum […]

  • Published
    September 22, 2022

    Androscoggin County Criminal Court

    Adam J. Lee, 35, Livermore Falls, domestic violence assault on April 16, 2020, dismissed. Joshua Blackerby, 36, Auburn, domestic violence aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, priors, and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, physical force on April 24, 2020, all charges dismissed. Stephen P. McFadden, 52, Swanville, aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession […]

  • Published
    September 21, 2022

    Steve Roop, founder of Roopers, dies at 63

    The beverage entrepreneur is remembered for his ability to make people smile and his generosity to the community.

  • Published
    September 20, 2022

    Christopher Wainwright seeking reelection as Oxford County sheriff

    PARIS – Christopher Wainwright is seeking reelection as Oxford County sheriff. “For the last four years, our team has made great strides in restoring the trust and confidence of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office,” according to his written statement. “We have moved forward as an agency, and I am proud of the work our dedicated […]

  • Published
    September 20, 2022

    Timeline: A look back at the history of the Androscoggin Mill

    After 57 years, the Androscoggin paper mill will close in 2023. The mill was built by International Paper in 1965, but the town of Jay has been making paper in several mills since 1888. Here’s a brief history of the mill over the last five decades. 1965 International Paper, then the largest paper company in […]

  • Published
    September 20, 2022

    Jay paper mill to close in early 2023

    Gov. Janet Mills issued a statement saying the state offered its support to try to keep the mill open, but company leaders said there was nothing they could do.

  • Published
    September 19, 2022

    Climate disaster isn’t a game. When will the U.S. stop playing?

    For the many stakeholders who find climate issues too removed from their own experiences to worry about, or too inconvenient to worry about when there are corporate profit margins to consider, this global crisis will remain merely a game — until it’s far too late for any of us to win.

  • Published
    September 19, 2022

    We once had a law to defend human attention. It’s time for an update.

    It’s not your imagination. Life really is noisier than it’s ever been. Even if 2020’s shelter-in-place orders brought a temporary break from the cacophony, the trajectory of the modern world seems inexorable: more cars on the roads, planes in the skies, whirring drones, pinging gadgetry, buzzy open-plan offices, and squawking TVs embedded in gas pumps […]

  • Published
    September 15, 2022

    Androscoggin County Criminal Court

    Mathieu R. Grenier, 33, Lewiston, unlawful furnishing scheduled drug on March 1, 2019, sentenced to five years with all suspended, probation two years, restitution $120. Perry C. Stone, 28, Livermore Falls, eluding an officer on May 14, 2019, found guilty, sentenced to three years with all suspended, probation two years. Mindy M. Williams, 33, Lewiston, […]

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