Lewiston-Auburn

Showing off his masterpiece

Landon Comeau-Waite, 3, of Leeds, shows a friend sitting next to him the candy-cane reindeer he made with his mother, Amanda Comeau, right, at the Auburn Public Library during Wednesday afternoon’s Holiday Make-it Take-it Workshop in the Maggie Trafton Room. Children made an assortment of ho…

Turner considers more cameras at waste station

TURNER — The Board of Selectmen reviewed a proposal Monday to expand the closed-circuit television system at the transfer station. Town Manager Kurt Schaub reported that the staff at the station had requested more cameras to monitor people dropping off prohibited items and to monitor…

St. Louis ‘caretakers’ ask for help from Auburn community

AUBURN — Architect Noel Smith began the public outreach campaign for the former St. Louis Church on Wednesday by asking senior citizens to share his plea for help in restoring the New Auburn landmark. “We are going to be the caretakers,” said Smith, who is leading a company created t…

Project to clean Lake Auburn drinking water intake wraps up

AUBURN — Cleaning the Twin Cities’ water supply intake pipe is a pretty straightforward job, according to water officials. “It’s the planning that takes all the effort,” said John Storer, superintendent of the Auburn Water District. Workers began cleaning the intake pipe Monda…

Former Longley principal pushing book drive to help students

LEWISTON — Since she retired this past June, former Longley Elementary School Principal Linda St. Andre has traveled, overseen her kitchen remodeling and visited the grandkids. But emotionally, she hasn’t left the Longley students. “I’m constantly thinking about them,&rd…

Jury finds True guilty of murder

AUBURN — A jury found William True, 21, of Lewiston guilty of the murder of Romeo Parent Wednesday after two half-days of deliberation. Visit the link to read the report in its entirety: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2014/12/17/jury-finds-true-guilty-murder/1632373.

Somali Bantu group celebrates 5 years with open house Thursday

LEWISTON — It’s been five years since Rilwan Osman, a Somali Bantu immigrant, co-founded the Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine, a nonprofit organization that helps immigrant children and families succeed in school and in the community. To celebra…

Jury finds True guilty of murder

AUBURN — A jury Wednesday found William True, 21, of Lewiston guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Romeo Parent. The verdict, reached by a jury of nine men and three women in Androscoggin County Superior Court after five and a half hours of deliberation, followed nine days of testimon…

Lewiston council delays vote on special events cap

LEWISTON — Councilors on Tuesday delayed a vote on a new special events policy, giving staff time to clean up some language and firm up some details. Phil Nadeau, Lewiston’s deputy city administrator, said it’s a budget-saving measure, meant to help the city fund the events and festi…

Desjardins ending four decades of public service with retirement

SABATTUS — After nearly 40 years in law enforcement — as a patrol officer, police chief, investigator, chief deputy and sheriff — Guy Desjardins wants the freedom to ease his pace and ignore the telephone. He wants to rid himself of pressure-filled emails and late-night p…