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Montello principal gets pie in face

Niklas Hollinger, left, takes the stage after being selected to throw the first pie into Principal Jim Cliffe’s face during a school assembly at Montello Elementary School in Lewiston on Thursday. Hollinger, a prekindergarten student in Ruth Joyce’s classroom, sold the most pies during a Parent T…

Friday is for frights: Clover does Halloween, large

AUBURN — Little headless patrons sat patiently in the haunted library. An antique baby carriage was ready to creep across the floor, pushed by unseen hands. A skeleton passenger dangled out the sides. Monsters lay in wait. Donna Rousseau’s one regret: The doll head spin…

Spokesmen square off in pot debate at Bates College

LEWISTON — Would the passage of a local referendum to decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana for private use within city limits make the city safer or would it lead to greater use among teens? Those are the two positions staked out by the spokesmen representing both …

Bliss Thru Shopping: To the Batmobile! In heels!

So now Bag Lady wants to be Wonder Woman and Shopping Siren is ready to glove up and be Batman. In villain-smiting heels, of course. So many costumes beckoned as we headed out to Halloween shop this week. We’re happy, and a little surprised, to report that even at this very late date, ther…

Lewiston firefighters extinguish Howard St. blaze

LEWISTON — Twelve tenants from three apartments at 61 Howard St. were relocated Thursday after fire drove them from the apartment building. Fire investigator Paul Ouellette said the fire started in the kitchen area of a third-floor apartment at the end of the building. The cause of t…

Judge orders arrest for suspect charged with criminal threatening

AUBURN — Justice William Stokes issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Bud Madrid Roddy, 40, of Leeds, who failed to appear in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Thursday morning to answer accusations that

Driver in fatal Lewiston crash pleads not guilty

AUBURN — Spencer Emerson, 20, of Lewiston, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he caused a death on the road while his driver’s license was revoked. He appeared in Androscoggin County Superior Court before Justice William Stokes. The proceeding lasted a couple of minute…

Liquor consultant pleads ‘not guilty’ in felony OUI case

AUBURN — A local liquor consultant entered a plea of “not guilty” Thursday to a felony operating under the influence charge that followed a June crash that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital. According to the police re…

Lewiston loses power after squirrel gets into substation

LEWISTON — Central Maine Power blamed a squirrel for the outage that left about three-quarters of the city without power Thursday. Central Maine Power reported that a squirrel got into a substation shortly before noon. They were able to restore power at about 1:45 p.m. At one point, …

Three-quarters of Lewiston loses power after squirrel gets into substation

LEWISTON, Maine — The city reported that three-quarters of Lewiston lost its electricity supply midday Thursday. Central Maine Power reports that a squirrel got into a substation. They are working to restore power to more than 6,200 customers. Lewiston School Superintendent Bill Webster says Longley, Farwell, Montello and Lewiston High …