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Kathryn Skelton is a business reporter at the Sun Journal covering local industries large and small. She writes features and deep-dive analysis, keeps up with local happenings, closings and rumors in a regular business Buzz column, and at least once a month, writes about Bigfoot, ghosts or something equally intriguing in the "Weird, Wicked Weird" series. She's a proud Maine native, grew up in the Gardiner area and also proudly graduated from the University of Maine's journalism program. She's been a reporter at the paper for 20 years. When not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, corgi-walking and adventuring with her husband and two boys.

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  • Published
    August 3, 2020

    Chopsticks closes in Lewiston; Starbucks opening inside Auburn Shaw’s

    • Local businesses get inventive with MTI grants
    • Kimball Street Studios in Lewiston expands
    • Maine’s favorite ice cream flavor, as determined by tweet

  • Published
    August 2, 2020

    Interactive Maine Road Trip Quiz: How much do you know about Vacationland?

    Lobsters, lighthouses, incredible claims and maybe-fictional beasts frolicking in our woods — it’s all here.

  • Published
    August 2, 2020

    Lewiston and Auburn see $33M in new commercial development in last 12 months

    City officials reflect on FY20 growth and what’s ahead including, in Auburn, restaurant news and the potential for “major expansions soon.”

  • Published
    July 31, 2020

    MSAD 52 weighing three options for remote/in-person classroom mix this fall

    Superintendent Kimberly Brandt plans to pick one, based on parent feedback, between Aug. 7 and 10.

  • Published
    July 29, 2020

    Daniel Kagan receives national award

    LEWISTON — Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association for Justice, the preeminent national organization for trial lawyers. The award recognizes members of the American Association for Justice Board of Governors who during the past year have been of special assistance to the association […]

  • Published
    July 28, 2020

    School officials considering ‘hybrid’ model for Turner, Leeds, Greene

    SAD 52 directors will take up the proposal Thursday

  • Published
    July 24, 2020

    Dale Denham named to Business Transformation 150

    LEWISTON — Constellation Research recognized Geiger Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Dale Denham in its 2021 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe. Denham was recognized for his continuous success in leading digital transformation efforts with significant business outcomes. Nominations from peers, industry influencers, technology […]

  • Published
    July 24, 2020

    Community Health Options donates to Tree Street Youth

    LEWISTON — In a second round of COVID-19-related grant allocations, Lewiston-based Community Health Options, the state’s only nonprofit, member-led health insurance plan, donated $10,000 to Tree Street Youth. Tree Street Youth helps elementary, middle and high school students get learning enrichment, academic tutoring, college preparation, and offers internships or mentoring opportunities for 18- to 24-year-olds. […]

  • Published
    July 24, 2020

    Modern Woodmen donates to CLT

    AUBURN — The L-A Community Little Theatre received $2,500 this month from the Modern Woodmen of America Matching Funds Campaign. The donation was made in support of the successful online silent auction that CLT held in June.

  • Published
    July 23, 2020

    Maine Real Estate & Development Association honors Auburn project

    AUBURN — The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently released its list of 2019 Notable Project Recipients and included 62 Spring Street by Anew Development in partnership with the Auburn Housing Development Corp. The project was recognized for its diversity and vibrancy, epitomizing the Smart Growth concept, “which successfully connects the dots between […]

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