Lewiston-Auburn

Lewiston based health insurance cooperative to reach all of N.H.

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Community Health Options is offering health insurance plans throughout New Hampshire in 2015, expanding ahead of schedule after being approved for a $67 million loan from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Sabattus selectmen call meeting to fill third seat, clarify who’s running for what

SABATTUS — The race for selectmen isn’t set after all. Town Manager Andrew Gilmore said in an email that selectmen have called an emergency meeting for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, to sort out the details over a seat left open when Selectman Don Therrien abruptly resigned earlier thi…

‘You can’t learn if you’re hungry’: USDA’s Concannon tours Auburn schools, food bank

AUBURN — On Monday morning, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon ate breakfast with preschoolers: Frosted wheat flakes, juice and skim milk. He poked his head into a high school food pantry and stopped in at the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. He called the Auburn s…

Lewiston man stabbed in chest

LEWISTON — Police responded late Monday afternoon to 54 Ridgewood Ave. for a report of a man who was stabbed in the chest. He was taken by United Ambulance Service to Central Maine Medical Center for treatment. According to Sergeant Danny Lachance of the Lewiston Police Department, t…

Re-opened Auburn rail branch called a boon to business

AUBURN — Reopening a historic rail line gives industries more reason to settle in Maine, according to state and local transportation officials. “What it does is opens hundreds of acres for huge development, especially the kinds of businesses that could use rail to move their product …

Auburn book winners to be honored Saturday

AUBURN — Two Auburn students have tied the 2014 Auburn Book Award, a contest held annually since 2001. They are Ellena Frumiento, a Hebron Academy seventh-grader, and Rebecca Raby, who attends Auburn Middle School. Both were Auburn sixth-graders last year when they wrote their books….

Bates students surveying Auburn neighborhoods for grant program

AUBURN — A group of nine Bates College environmental studies students will be interviewing downtown residents in October, helping to kick off work on a spending priorities plan for federal block grant money. Reine Mynahan, Auburn’s community development director, said the work is par…

6th annual Dempsey Challenge named ‘the best event yet’

LEWISTON — Whether they walked, ran or cycled, hitting the pavement to fulfill pledge commitments was what motivated 3,871 participants in this weekend’s successful 6th annual Dempsey Challenge. The tally announced at closing ceremonies Sunday afternoon was “1.1 million a…

People You Know: Rose Sheline, Finding her place in Lewiston-Auburn

AUBURN — Rose Sheline wasn’t planning to come to America — until she met Carl on a mission trip. He spent two weeks in the Philippines, her home country, in 1998. They wrote each other for the next three years while she finished dental school. A decade later, she still w…

Victims identified in fatal Livermore head-on accident

LIVERMORE, Maine — Police say a driver falling asleep caused a head-on collision on Route 4 in Livermore in which the driver and his passenger died. Around noon Saturday, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department said a minivan and SUV collided head on south of the Route 4 intersection with Norton …