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Judge rules in former New Gloucester worker’s lawsuit

PORTLAND — A judge ruled in a split decision to allow a civil complaint filed by a former New Gloucester deputy treasurer and bookkeeper over damages related to those positions to continue. Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills ruled against the town’s efforts to…

Seattle cartoonist talks shop at Lewiston Public Library

LEWISTON — There wasn’t much entertainment for cartoonist Bill Barnes as a child in Lagos, West Africa. With no radio or television in the gated compound he called home, Barnes relied on his own creativity to pass the time — and it stuck. Barnes talked about his long road to be…

Mechanic Falls woman killed by truck in Auburn Wal-Mart parking lot

AUBURN — A 33-year-old Mechanic Falls woman struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday had been charged by police earlier that morning. Police said Kassandra Lavoie was killed when a tractor-trailer struck her in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Mount Auburn Avenue. She died at th…

Nestle deal to tap Fryeburg source for bottled water approved by substitute PUC members

Maine regulators will allow Fryeburg Water Co. to enter a controversial 25-year contract to supply water to Nestle, which bottles Poland Spring Water. The decision was made Thursday morning by two alternate commissioners of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, former judges Paul Rudman and John Atwood. The former judges were …

Lewiston baby’s autopsy results could take two weeks

LEWISTON — It could take up to two weeks for the state Medical Examiner’s Office to release the autopsy results for a baby who died in Lewiston on Monday. A representative from the office said the medical examiner is waiting for to…

Lewiston prepares for absentee voting

Allen Ward and Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo carry voting materials out of storage at City Hall on Thursday. Ward and Montejo helped set up voting booths in City Council chambers so Lewiston residents can vote by absentee ballot. Residents can vote from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Oct. 30…

Mechanic Falls woman killed by tractor-trailer in Auburn Walmart parking lot

AUBURN, Maine — A 33-year-old Mechanic Falls woman was killed when a tractor-trailer truck struck her in the parking lot of Walmart on Mount Auburn Avenue early Thursday morning. Kassandra Lavoie died at the scene, according to local police. Lavoie had been a suspect in a Lewiston theft case investigated …

Heaviest rain expected Thursday, flood watch in effect for most Maine cities

CARIBOU, Maine — With heavy rain expected to continue falling throughout the state Thursday, most of the state remains under a flood watch. According to the national weather service, the heaviest of the rain is expected to fall throughout the day Thursday. The flood watches are in effect through Thursday …

Lewiston and Auburn mayors endorse Gov. LePage

LEWISTON, Maine — They may have gone head to head at times, but for the most part Mayor Robert Macdonald and Gov. Paul LePage see eye to eye. That’s why Macdonald, a rough and tumble former policeman and detective with a knack for saying things equally as impolitic as LePage …

Lewiston man convicted of murder seeks new trial

AUBURN — A Lewiston man convicted in July of killing 20-year-old Romeo Parent is seeking a new trial. Michael McNaughton, 27, filed an amended motion in Androscoggin County Superior Court this week, adding to his claim that prosecutors failed to turn over to the defense information t…