Maine campground owner writes third ‘eco-mystery’ for children

“Everybody said, ‘Write what you know,’ and this is what I know,” Wight said. “With the campground, you have a changing cast of characters. You’ve got the family, but you know people come and go, interesting people.”

“Everybody said, ‘Write what you know,’ and this is what I know,” Wight said. “With the campground, you have a changing cast of characters. You’ve got the family, but you know people come and go, interesting people.”

New York man gets 21 years for selling heroin, crack in Lewiston

A New York man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 21 years in prison for his role in the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Lewiston, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

A New York man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 21 years in prison for his role in the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Lewiston, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

LePage’s education chief wants fair system for poorer districts

Bill Beardsley spoke at a lunchtime lecture hosted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

Bill Beardsley spoke at a lunchtime lecture hosted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

LePage apologizes for storming away from university event

After an abrupt departure from a dedication ceremony at the University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday where he called two students “idiots,” Gov. Paul LePage apologized to the university’s president and former president on Wednesday.

After an abrupt departure from a dedication ceremony at the University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday where he called two students “idiots,” Gov. Paul LePage apologized to the university’s president and former president on Wednesday.

Maine student reacts to being called an idiot by LePage

College freshman Ally Hammond, an Auburn native, said she was shocked a sign she held up Tuesday prompted Gov. Paul LePage to storm off, calling her and another student “idiots.”

College freshman Ally Hammond, an Auburn native, said she was shocked a sign she held up Tuesday prompted Gov. Paul LePage to storm off, calling her and another student “idiots.”

South Paris man pleads guilty to illegally possessing gun

One of three men facing federal gun charges stemming from a hunting excursion pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

One of three men facing federal gun charges stemming from a hunting excursion pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Jay agrees to lower mill’s past tax bills, limit future taxes

The town of Jay has agreed to lower three prior years of disputed property taxes for paper mill owner Verso Corp. and set a cap on its gross tax bills through 2020, delivering the bankrupt papermaker at least $4 million in future tax credits.

The town of Jay has agreed to lower three prior years of disputed property taxes for paper mill owner Verso Corp. and set a cap on its gross tax bills through 2020, delivering the bankrupt papermaker at least $4 million in future tax credits.

Late dose of winter affecting southern Maine communities

Accumulating snow was falling for much of the morning in southern and coastal counties, according to the National Weather Service’s Gray forecast center.

Accumulating snow was falling for much of the morning in southern and coastal counties, according to the National Weather Service’s Gray forecast center.

Vandals send nearly 50 boats out onto Auburn pond

“It doesn’t appear like anything was stolen at this time, but they did release some fire extinguishers in the buildings while they were in there,” Auburn police Lt. Rick Coron said.

“It doesn’t appear like anything was stolen at this time, but they did release some fire extinguishers in the buildings while they were in there,” Auburn police Lt. Rick Coron said.