Lewiston-Auburn

Dreams born on Sugarloaf reach the mountains of Japan for Seth Wescott

Carrabassett Valley’s own two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Seth Wescott has pretty much done it all in his roughly 25-year career. From Sugarloaf to Torino to Vancouver and back again, Wescott has been around the world and is still chasing new opportunities and new tracks of powder for the sport …

Potvin resigns from Auburn School Committee

Auburn School Committee member Ron Potvin on Wednesday night announced his resignation because of health reasons.

Androscoggin County holds firm on pay cut for commissioners

AUBURN — Despite passionate pleas to soften drastic cuts, the 14-member Androscoggin County Budget Committee held firm Wednesday on reduced salaries and eliminated health and dental benefits for county commissioners. The three commissioners each earn between $15,000 and $26,000 in sa…

Civil rights group: Racial arrest disparity in Auburn

AUBURN — The city of Auburn arrests black people at a higher rate of disparity than any other city in Maine — and higher than the rate in Ferguson, Mo., according t…

Judge says Auburn man guilty in baseball bat assault

AUBURN — A local man agreed Wednesday to let a judge find him guilty of attacking a friend with a baseball bat a year ago for flirting with his girlfriend. Nathan Evans, 21, of 59 Northern Avenue Heights pleaded no contest to aggravated assault, though a judge said she would enter a …

Judge says Auburn man guilty in baseball bat assault

AUBURN — A local man agreed Wednesday to let a judge find him guilty of attacking a friend with a baseball bat a year ago for flirting with his girlfriend. Nathan Evans, 21, of 59 Northern Avenue Heights pleaded no contest to aggravated assault, though a judge said she would enter a …

Judge says Auburn man guilty in baseball bat assault

AUBURN — A local man agreed Wednesday to let a judge find him guilty of attacking a friend with a baseball bat a year ago for flirting with his girlfriend. Nathan Evans, 21, of 59 Northern Avenue Heights pleaded no contest to aggravated assault, though a judge said she would enter a …

Finding a quiet spot at the Root Cellar in Lewiston

Nyshia Dunn, 9, of Lewiston, finds quiet spot to enjoy a book at The Root Cellar on Birch Street in Lewiston on Wednesday afternoon. Music pulsed in another room where children played pool, foosball and danced; in other rooms children did homework, art, cooking and other projects with staff and v…

St. Mary’s closes behavioral ICU, plans other changes

LEWISTON — St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has shut down its Behavioral Intensive Care Unit and will make other changes to its mental health services, in part, to save money.  The hospital closed its six-bed unit about two weeks ago. The unit had been established about 10 yea…

State aid fund runs dry for Maine asylum-seekers with work permits but no jobs

LEWISTON, Maine— About 50 immigrant families seeking asylum in Maine will lose state-funded food stamp and Temporary Assistance to Needy Family benefits in December, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. About $260,000 in temporary funding for the benefits — which help 128 individuals statewide, including children …