Lewiston-Auburn

YMCA may rescue Lewiston gymnastics program

LEWISTON — The city and the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA are quietly working on a deal that may save a popular, city-run gymnastics program squeezed by tightening budgets. “We’re looking at a partnership with the city of Lewiston,” Steven Wallace, YMCA CEO, said. A tentative plan would allow…

McNaughton guilty of murder

AUBURN — It took a jury 13 hours to convict Michael McNaughton of murder and hindering apprehension Monday in the brutal 2013 slaying of 20-year-old Romeo Parent of Lewiston. The jury foreman delivered the verdicts in Androscoggin County Superior Court at 3:15 p.m. on the third day o…

Two men injured in Turner fire

Firefighters battle a fire on Route 4 in Auburn Monday afternoon that started in a garage when sparks from a sawsall being used on an automobile created an explosion that destoryed the garage and home.

New Auburn plan review set for Monday

AUBURN — A first draft of a study that looks at transportation and land-use issues in New Auburn gets a City Council review Monday night. Councilors are scheduled to get a 90-minute review of the New Auburn Village Center Study at a special meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in …

People You Know: Mickey Reeder — Up, up and away

LEWISTON — Mickey Reeder moved to town, never having visited the city before, and got to know Lewiston from above. Reeder moved here from Iowa with her husband, John, in 1972, when he bought a local chiropractic practice and she became his office manager. A decade later, they were lo…

Inn at the Agora brings new life to Lewiston’s St. Patrick’s Rectory

LEWISTON — Developer Andrew Knight had his eyes on a large-scale events center when he purchased the former St. Patrick’s Church last year with its grand space and soaring spires. The former rectory just came along as part of the deal. “I knew I had to do something with it,” K…

Auburn’s irregular pickup means fewer are recycling

AUBURN — Before Auburn residents put out their recyclables, many check the calendar to see if it’s the right week. After discovering it’s not, some haul their bottles, cardboard, plastics and paper back inside. Others skip recycling and throw it all out. The irregular r…

Lewiston woman dies in Saco accident

UPDATED 11:50 a.m. SACO — A Lewiston woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car left the roadway and rolled into a utility pole. Internet and social media traffic identified the driver as 22-year-old Sam Sabourin. According to published reports, the crash happen…

Reunion pays tribute to nurses of another era

Catherine Mann points to her picture as she looks at an image of the Class of 1947 with Therese Goulet, center, and Connie Dudzic at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on Saturday. Goulet, of Lewiston, and Mann, of Rehoboth, Mass., graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing together …

Trot for Autism raises money for Murphy Center

Beth McWilliams, right, of Bethel runs along with her daughter, Gabriella Devine-McWilliams, left, and Kylie Nota, center, of Leeds in the Margaret Murphy Center 5K Trot for Autism in Lewiston on Saturday. More than 230 people ran or walked to raise money for the Margaret Murphy Center for Childr…