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    January 17, 2019

    Police identify Buckfield man who died in Route 117 crash

    BUCKFIELD — A 24-year-old man from Buckfield died Wednesday night when his car crossed the centerline on Route 117 and collided with a pickup truck. Alexander Pond was killed at about 5 p.m. when his Volkswagen Beetle hit an oncoming Ford F-350 that was hauling a trailer, according to police. Stacy Cobb, 55, of Wayne was […]

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    January 16, 2019

    24-year-old man killed in Buckfield collision on Route 117

    BUCKFIELD — A 24-year-old man died Wednesday night when his Volkswagen Beetle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a Ford F-150 hauling a trailer on Route 117, police said. A 55-year-old woman driving the truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution for injuries that were not life-threatening, Maine Department of Public Safety […]

  • Published
    January 14, 2019

    Two Auburn schools started Monday without heat

    At mid-morning, Washburn Elementary School’s heating system had not been working, but the temperature inside the school was 60 degrees, according to the Facebook post.

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    January 12, 2019

    Auburn couple looking for perfect spot to site their treehouse 'glampground'

    AUBURN — Karen and John Bolduc have an idea for a culinary-focused, high-end treehouse glampground on 100 acres, with spiral stairs snaking around the tree and a treehouse chicken coop with eggs that roll right into the high-rise kitchen window. Now, where to put it. After looking privately for months with limited luck, the Auburn […]

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    January 12, 2019

    How a Bates College professor from Turner helped forge Edmund Muskie's political career

    LEWISTON — Sometimes a life hinges on whether someone finds what they need at the moment they need it. A Bates College professor played that role for one of America’s leading politicians during the Cold War, former U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, a lanky young man from Rumford who walked into Brooks Quimby’s classroom […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2019

    Jay murder trial: Autopsy revealed numerous injuries

    Sweeney’s co-counsel, Thomas J. Carey, said Thursday that Sweeney suffers from delusional jealously that Douglass was cheating on him. Carey said this jealousy was only getting worse.

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    January 10, 2019

    Eric Brakey launches Free Maine Campaign to fight ‘nanny state’

    Brakey, 30, said the new organization aims “to protect the freedoms and paychecks of Maine people” with a grass-roots effort to help Mainers “get active and involved” with public policy decisions that impact their lives.

  • Published
    January 9, 2019

    Strong selectmen approve employee raises

    Selectman Rodney Cook suggested a combined percentage and merit-based pay increase would be more equitable. However, because selectmen do not evaluate the municipal staff, the option would have to be revisited for next year’s budget.

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    January 8, 2019

    Auburn home surveillance videos show cars running stop sign — including one that hit her house

    Based on Gail Shelley, the homeowner’s surveillance videos, most crashes occur from one direction: Vehicles coming down Park Street, headed toward Walmart, often do not see the stop sign, she said.

  • Published
    December 30, 2018

    Side By Each Brewing, Poutine Factory nearly ready to serve in Auburn

    In July, brewery partners Ben Low and Matt Johannes received the first commercial loan from the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council since LAEGC moved into the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.