Lewiston-Auburn

Police and school officials worry about ‘Assassin’ game

LEWISTON — A 15-year-old high school student suspended for taking a squirt gun to schoo…

Collecting from nature

GREENE — Nests of all kinds, rocks of all shapes and sizes, buttons, bottles and other collections surround Gloria and Glyde McAllister inside and outside their 100-year-old house. The retired Army veterans spend a great deal of time in the woods hunting, fishing and hiking. “…

Religious hermit says prayer ‘holds world together’

LEWISTON — Rex Anthony Norris once spoke to a group of sixth-graders at Mount Merici Academy in Waterville and asked them, “What do you all know about hermits?” To which the children responded, “They steal things.” Meet Brother Rex — a real hermit who doesn’t steal. Afte…

Floodwaters recede; most roads in region reopened

RUMFORD — Most flooded roads closed Tuesday and Wednesday in Oxford County were reopened Thursday, according t…

Lewiston High School hosts student job fair

LEWISTON — With his resume in hand, looking sharp in a shirt and tie, Abdi Hamsa, 16, approached Michelle Cyr at a job fair at Lewiston High School on Thursday. Cyr, who represents the YMCA, told him summer counseling jobs were available for workers his age. She gave him an applicati…

Shrine Circus sets up in Lewiston

Marcus Petersen, right, and Dennie Pinson set up sections for a two-ring circus at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Thursday. The 61st annual Kora Shrine Circus will kick off Friday with shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday shows are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Bates disciplines student after arrest

LEWISTON — A Bates College student was removed from the school lacrosse and football teams two days after he allegedly burst into a White Street home, injuring the elderly man who lives there. Bates officials say they will take “the fullest measure of disciplinary action available to…

Oxford Hills senior’s turkey casseroles to help family of hit-and-run victim

NORWAY — An Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School student has dedicated his senior project to raising money to help the family of a teenager who died in a hit-and-run accident in March. Paul Fanjoy of Norway said he wanted to help the family of Xavier Fuentes, 16, of Turner pay for …

Somali Bantu group holds open house Friday for new space

LEWISTON — Six years ago, its first office was the inside of a van. Then an office provided by the Trinity Jubilee Center, then space on Bartlett Street. Today, the Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine has moved into a spacious suite in the B Street…

Auburn school budget cuts include teaching positions

AUBURN — Superintendent Katy Grondin presented the School Committee on Wednesday with $300,000 worth of cuts requested by the City Council on Monday. Among her recommendations are: * Replace Land Lab teacher Jim Chandler with an education technician to save $39,333; * E…