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Snowshoeing family-style in Lewiston

Liz Perry carries her daughter Natalie, 2, on a snowshoe adventure at Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary in Lewiston on Friday afternoon, as her husband, Stephen...

Taco Bell in Auburn among 4 Maine locations closed

AUBURN — A Taco Bell franchise at 458 Center St. is among four Maine that have abruptly closed.  The company's website no longer lists the...

Wishing for summer

Jon Graham, on his lunch break from his job at L-A Harley-Davidson, stands beside the Androscoggin River on Switzerland Road in Lewiston on Thursday....

Salt wagon

Marguerite Bouvier, 93, throws road salt on patches of ice on her driveway in Auburn on Thursday. Bouvier said her wagon allows her to complete tasks that need to...

Police identify Buckfield man who died in Route 117 crash

BUCKFIELD — Police say a local man died in Wednesday night's collision on Route 117. At about 5 p.m., Alexander Pond, 24, of Buckfield drove...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Shauna Mercier, 32, of 61 River St., warrant for unpaid restitution, 1:17 a.m. Wednesday on River Street.  • Jodi Anson, 35, of 67 Pine St., warrant,...

Poland selectmen to review ambulance service agreement

POLAND — Selectmen decided Tuesday to revisit the town's agreement to provide ambulance service to Mechanic Falls. Nearly $37,677 has been charged by Poland Fire...

Lewiston-Auburn creating committee to consider Lake Auburn filtration

AUBURN — The Twin Cities are forming a committee to study the feasibility of building a water filtration plant at Lake Auburn. The decision comes...

Learning to ski at Lost Valley in Auburn

Snowboard instructor Heather Stukas of Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn adjusts the bindings of Alex Theberge's snowboard Wednesday afternoon before their lesson. Dozens...

Bates announces MLK Jr. Day events

LEWISTON — The Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College this year will include three days of presentations, lectures, discussion sessions, readings...

Lewiston police investigate man's stabbing

LEWISTON — A local man told police he suffered stab wounds to his chest and abdomen Tuesday night at an apartment on Pine Street. Police...

Auburn police nab and release trespassing opossum

AUBURN — Police who responded Wednesday morning to a trespassing report on Spring Street discovered the suspect was playing 'possum. Officer Devon Bohacik removed the marsupial from a house, according...

Auburn storm drains upgraded

Mike Cram, left, from Ted Berry Company Inc. pulls a special liner from the back of a truck as he feeds it to coworkers...

Police log

Charges Lewiston •  Joseph Lamoin, 32, of 392 Merrall Road, warrants, 8:34 p.m. Monday at the Super 8.  •  Adan Mohamed, 30, of 9 Howe St., warrant, 9:36 a.m....

High school bowler: 'A new bowling ball is the highlight of my Christmas.'

LEWISTON — There were well over 100 people in the bowling alley and Avery Goulding knew every one of them.  At a high school competition at...

Minot selectmen discuss lot size, tax foreclosures

MINOT — Members of the Planning Board were handed additional responsibilities Monday night. Selectmen voted to have the board serve as the committee responsible for...

Sabattus selectmen agree to All States payments

SABATTUS — The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday night to pay All States Asphalt Inc. for work deemed complete by the town, or about...

School renovations set to begin in RSU 16

POLAND — The Board of Selectmen learned Tuesday night the $5.7 million bonding process is underway to fund the renovation of the Bruce M....

Early numbers show Lewiston apartment inspections are working

LEWISTON — Three months after deciding to begin regular inspections of apartments rented to General Assistance clients, city staff say they are keeping up with...

Drivers hurt in Lewiston crash

Emergency personnel talk to drivers involved in an accident at Russell and College streets in Lewiston on Tuesday afternoon. Police Sgt. Wayne Clifford identified...
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Angus King plans to open new office in Lewiston-Auburn area

Shortly after taking office for his second term, independent U.S. Sen. Angus King said Friday that he plans to open his fifth Maine office...

Chesterville man charged with trafficking after crack cocaine found in pickup

JAY — A Chesterville man was released on bail Friday, two days after Franklin County Sheriff's deputies stopped a pickup truck on Route 133...

Farmington, Jay women injured in three-car collision in Jay

JAY — Two people were injured Friday morning when a car went through a stop sign at Bean's Corner, struck an SUV and forced...

Police arrest Lewiston man, seize drugs and cash at Oxford hotel

OXFORD — After a two-week long investigation by the Oxford Police Department, Kamau Thompson, 45, of Lewiston was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful trafficking...

Dad, daughter serving side-by-side in Maine Legislature make history

AUGUSTA — More women are serving in Maine's Legislature than ever before, and this session will also see the state's first recorded instance of...

One dead in Roxbury snowmobile crash

ROXBURY — One person was killed in a snowmobile crash on a trail near Roxbury Notch Road on Thursday night, according to the Maine...

Norway board hears presentation on proposed highway garage

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen was given specifics Thursday night on a new town highway garage under consideration. The proposed garage would cost about...

Mexico voters OK streetlight contract with CMP

MEXICO — Residents voted 6-0 Tuesday night to enter into a 15-year contract with Central Maine Power to switch hundreds of streetlights to LED...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million...

Recalls of romaine, Goldfish are only the tip of the contamination iceberg

If it feels like you're reading about a new food recall practically everyday, it's not all in your head -- or stomach. A report released...

T-Mobile executives were Trump International Hotel guests while seeking merger approval

WASHINGTON — Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value...

Maine financial institutions offer help to unpaid federal workers

Michael Hughes, a security manager at the Portland International Jetport, has worked without pay since the partial federal government shutdown began Dec. 22. Hughes and...

As Mills says no tax increase, Democrats propose costly new programs

AUGUSTA — Democrats in the Legislature are backing new initiatives in health care, education and other fields that will require significant amounts of money,...

Oxford County Courthouse expansion well underway

Workers with Ganneston Construction of Augusta continue to work on the expansion of the Oxford County Courthouse on Wednesday, setting concrete walls that will...

Hebron Academy graduate killed in Kenya terrorist attack

An American who was among at least 21 people killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Kenya was a 1996 graduate of Hebron Academy, the...

New circulation desk at Rumford library a model of efficiency

RUMFORD — The new circulation desk at the Rumford Public Library is a “godsend” for the staff, Circulation Supervisor Christy Bates said Tuesday. “It helps...

Oxford County arrest log

• Cynthia P. Karabelas, 57, of Lovell, violating conditions of release, 3:42 p.m. Jan. 14 in Lovell, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Desiree Rose Burris,...

Budget talks to begin in Jay

JAY — Selectpersons have scheduled a workshop for next week to discuss a draft of the $5.36 million municipal budget for 2019-20. The workshop is set for...

Commissioners approve $7,300 purchase for Sheriff's Office furniture

PARIS – The Oxford County commissioners voted 3-0 on Tuesday morning to authorize the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office to spend up to $7,300 on...
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