Lewiston-Auburn

Working: Auburn chef chasing chili in New Mexico

AUBURN — John Wyman wanted explicit permission before he stuffed 20 pounds of peppers into a suitcase and boarded a plane in Albuquerque. When he arrived at the airport, the chef pulled aside a Transportation Security Administration agent. “Is there anything in your regulation…

Missing Oxford County woman found safe

WOODSTOCK, Maine — A Woodstock woman who had been missing since Wednesday has been found safe. An Oxford County communications center dispatcher confirmed Sunday afternoon that the woman had been found, but referred other questions to the sheriff’s office. A telephone message was left with an officer. The Facebook page …

Missing Oxford County woman found safe

WOODSTOCK, Maine — A Woodstock woman who had been missing since Wednesday has been found safe. An Oxford County communications center dispatcher confirmed Sunday afternoon that the woman had been found, but referred other questions to the sheriff’s office. A telephone message was left with an officer. The Facebook page …

Teen girl missing from Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Maine — State police are searching for a 15-year-old girl missing since Saturday but not believed to be in any immediate danger, officials said Sunday. Kiiya M. Foster left her guardian’s residence on Koskela Road at about 10:50 a.m. on Saturday and apparently hasn’t been seen since, said Stephen …

Litchfield man injured in ATV accident near Grand Lake Stream

TOWNSHIP 43 – A moose and a cloud of dust helped cause a 36-year-old ATV rider to suffer serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Saturday, officials said. Jamie Dow of Litchfield was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center. He suffered a fractured skull and …

U.S. failing to learn WWI’s lessons, says author and part-time Turner resident

TURNER — Adam Hochschild worries that the arrogance of a century ago — among the generals and politicians who plunged the Western world into World War I — still lives in today’s decision-makers. The historian and author of 2011′s “To End All Wars” said he sees lessons yet…

Local labor council to host free barbecue and celebration on Labor Day

LEWISTON — The Western Maine Labor Council will host a free public barbecue on Monday, Sept. 1, in honor of the Labor Day holiday. This will be the eighth year the event has been held. Workers, families, friends and community members are invited to celebrate working people and their …

Gone fishing for quality time in Minot

Four paws go 4-wheeling in Poland

POLAND — Most dogs like to ride in cars. Wayne Milliken’s dogs like to go four-wheeling. When Milliken heads for his all-terrain vehicle, the ears of his two dogs pick up, their eyes follow his every move, tails wag in anticipation. “Want to go for a ride?” Millike…

Missing girl believed to be in Lewiston

WOODSTOCK — Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl who left her guardian’s home on Saturday. According to Trooper Jason Wing of the Maine State Police, Kiiya M. Foster left her home on Koskela Road around 10:50 a.m. and her current whereabouts are unknown. Accordi…