Lewiston-Auburn

James Tierney tells Bates audience immigration important for Maine

LEWISTON — “We need immigrant families,” James Tierney said, a concept he said was rooted in “cold, hard numbers.” Tierney, a former Maine attorney general and majority leader for the state House of Representatives, addressed a crowd at Bates College on Monday evening on “Immigrants …

Auburn council to focus on problem buildings

AUBURN — Councilors will be asked to condemn an abandoned South Goff Street building in November. Eric Cousens, the city’s deputy director of planning, said city staff has a list of more than 100 vacant or abandoned buildings but only six are in especially dire condition. “We’…

Silas and Molly arrive

Finny didn’t waddle to the front of the pen when he saw me emerging from the back door with a pet carrier in each hand. He marched, then he squawked. As I opened the small pen that surrounds what was once a dog house, each of my newest pets emerged slowly from the carriers. Finny squawked …

‘All our stuff is up there’ Burned out tenant fights to retrieve belongings from Birch Street fire

LEWISTON — Anthony Ferris was burned out of his apartment last month when fire ripped through a 17-unit building at 101 Birch St. On Monday, he w…

Litchfield teen injured when car rolls over on Huntington Hill Road

LITCHFIELD — A local teen was injured Monday morning when she lost control of her car and it rolled over on Huntington Hill Road. State police said Allison Dumais, 18, was taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with minor injuries. Trooper Seth Allen sa…

Live chat: Should Lewiston allow the St. Laurent housing development?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our live forum with supporters and opponents of the St. Laurent housing development will start at noon.

Farwell Elementary School’s 45th annual Pumpkin Festival

Meredith Morgan, 2, of Lewiston, left, and her friend, Morgan Dearborn, 10, of Gray, work on decorating their pumpkins at the 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival in Lewiston on Sunday afternoon.

Jib Jam gets Lost Valley skiers pumped for the season

Cam Mahoney of Kennebunkport flies off the rail during Lost Valley’s fourth annual Jib Jam competition at the Auburn ski area Sunday afternoon. Lost Valley snowboard instructor John Viale said the all-volunteer group does this in the fall each year to help “put a smile on their faces and get (peo…

Former BDN editorial writer, AP reporter inducted into Maine Press Association Hall of Fame

AUBURN, Maine — The Maine Press Association inducted two new members to its Hall of Fame on Saturday during the association’s fall conference. The inductees were the late Robert Crocker, a longtime Associated Press state house reporter, and Richard Dudman, a retired St. Louis Post Dispatch correspondent and editorial writer …

Day of Caring at Oak Hill Middle School