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    December 17, 2018

    SAD 52 extends superintendent's contract

    TURNER — The School Administrative District board of directors hired a slew of spring coaches and extended the superintendent’s contract two more years at its meeting last week. Superintendent Kimberly Brandt’s contract had been set to expire in June 2022. She’s been with the district nearly three years. “I’m thrilled to be here,” she said. […]

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    December 13, 2018

    Retail forecast 'a little cloudy' for Maine in 2019

    AUBURN —  Curtis Picard cautioned a sold-out Chamber breakfast Thursday morning that after six or seven years of growth, his retail forecast for 2019 looked “a little cloudy.” Picard, president and CEO of the Retail Association of Maine, said he isn’t negative on retail prospects in Maine next year, but his eyes are open. Fears […]

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    December 9, 2018

    Working: Shooting for art

    Harold Strout at his Pepperell Mill studio in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal) LEWISTON — Kaleigh McClure was there for a photo shoot to build her modeling portfolio. As they brainstormed, Harold Strout is pretty sure he was the one who suggested they go get a snake. The lighting was right. The orange corn snake was chill. […]

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    December 7, 2018

    The Buzz: Ben's Burritos closing, Bangor Savings Bank looking to build Auburn branch

    This Buzz is getting right to it: Almost two years to the day that it opened, Ben’s Burritos on Lisbon Street is shutting its doors. A post on Facebook on Friday read: “It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Ben’s Burritos will be closing its doors indefinitely December 21, 2018. Thanks goes […]

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    December 7, 2018

    Weird, Wicked Weird: Deserts, Mothmen, mustaches, goodbye weird 2018

    There are new owners for the Desert of Maine, a new alien abduction documentary from Maine filmmakers, a new book with Mothman sightings in Camden, and looking ahead to 2019: the return of the storied Maine mustache pageant. Maine’s always good for wild and weird. This month, updates on Weird, Wicked Weird from the past […]

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    December 7, 2018

    Augusta: A tale of two retail tax breaks

    Faced with the aftermath of a deep recession and an area of town that city leaders really wanted to see developed, Augusta offered tax breaks 25 years ago to the developer behind the Marketplace at Augusta off turnpike Exit 112. Later, in a retail development known as Augusta Crossing three miles south at Exit 109 […]

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    September 6, 2013

    Charles Hilton — the man who tightrope-walked Great Falls

    Charles Hilton was a 28-year-old shoe-shop worker, and a Civil War veteran shot twice in the legs, with a dream, guts and, most certainly, flair. Nearly 150 years ago, he walked a 1,200-foot tightrope over the Great Falls between Lewiston and Auburn — dangled upside-down by his toes, cooked on a wood stove and navigated […]

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