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Two storms in one week and Groundhog Day around the corner

Another day, another storm and more (maybe) in the forecast. Friday looked a lot like Tuesday, although the latest storm lacked the punch of Juno earlier in the week. By the supper hour, a mere 5 inches of snow had fallen in the Lewiston area and similar numbers were reported across the re…

Parts of Maine to be hit with deep freeze as snowstorm winds down Saturday

BANGOR, Maine — Light snow that began falling across the state Friday morning intensified by afternoon, dropping more than half a foot of snow in southern and western Maine by Friday evening. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the entire state, effective through Saturday morning and …

Pelletier resigns from Auburn School Committee

Auburn School Committee member Larry Pelletier has resigned after suffering serious injuries from a fall this past November. Pelletier’s resignation is the fourth for the eight-member board in the past year.

Boston firm plans $20 million work on four Twin Cities apartment buildings

LEWISTON — Four Twin Cities apartment buildings will get $20 million worth of improvements when a Boston construction and management company takes over. Michael Packard of Boston-based Weston Associates confirmed a $50 million deal with PropSys for four Twin Cities apartment building…

Crews fighting apartment fire in Auburn

AUBURN, Maine — Crews were called Friday morning to a fire at an apartment building on Fourth Street in Auburn. The fire at 46 Fourth St. started around 8 a.m. Heavy smoke was seen coming from the fourth floor when crews arrived. All residents managed to escape the blaze, according …

Video: Firefighters get New Auburn fire under control

AUBURN — A early morning apartment fire at 46 Fourth St. was under control by 9:30 a.m. Friday and is now under investigation, according to firefighters. “It went to a second alarm early,” said Captain Don Flanagan. “They’re hitting some hot spots right now. I expect traffic in the F…

Friday storm to intensify as day goes on

GRAY, Maine — Light snow was beginning to fall across the state Friday morning as a winter storm worked its way into the region. The storm, expected to bring more than a foot of snow in some areas, comes in the wake of a Tuesday blizzard that dumped more than …

Man convicted of New Gloucester double slaying denied parental rights

AUGUSTA (AP) — A man convicted of killing the mother of his four children and one of his friends has lost his appeal to regain parental rights. Joel Hayden had appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court seeking to regain parental rights while he serves two life sentences for …

Wales hunter to stay in jail until manslaughter trial

AUBURN — A Wales man awaiting trial on a manslaughter charge stemming from a 2012 hunting accident will remain in jail until his trial, likely in June. Christopher Austin, 43, appeared in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Thursday on a prosecutor’s motion to revoke bail. A…

Flu cases in Maine triple over last year

Maine has three times as many confirmed cases of influenza now than it did this time last year, according to new numbers from the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention. Doctors say: Wash your hands, cough smart and get the flu shot — even though the strain of flu seen mos…