Lewiston-Auburn

73-year-old man accused of choking wife

CARTHAGE, Maine — A 73-year-old man is accused of choking and terrorizing his wife in their Franklin County home. Deputies say the victim escaped and went to the Rumford Police Deparment to report the assault. She told police her husband, Robert Carver of Carthage, was “very intoxicated and had had …

Man hit by car on Main Street

LEWISTON — A man was struck by a vehicle Monday night on Main Street near Pedro O’Hara’s. The unidentified male was struck around 9:40 p.m. and was lying on the sidewalk as Lewiston police, fire and United Ambulance personnel arrived at the scene. He appeared conscious and responsive…

Now-submerged dam was the gamble of local businessmen

Floods are a recurring story in the history of Lewiston-Auburn — from the devastation of 1936 to the yearly closing of a few hundred feet along the North River Road in Auburn. This year, the mighty Androscoggin River has been kind to the Twin Cities. Some rivers in northern Ma…

For Twin Cities charter group, hard issues still ahead

AUBURN — The group working to draft a plan uniting the Twin Cities is nearly finished with their first review, Chairman Gene Geiger said. “We now have 15 or 20 important things we have to circle back to, firm up and agree on,” Geiger said. “We’ve talked through the easy stuff, and no…

Jumping for joy on first day of April vacation

Cleaning up the yard in Lewiston before the rain

“I like raking about as much as I like shoveling, so I got this blower so I would have to do as little raking as possible.” Scott Crocker said as he cleaned up around the side of his house on East Avenue in Lewiston on Monday morning prior to the start of a forecast soggy week.

Effort to restore passenger rail to Lewiston-Auburn chugs along

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that funds a $500,000 study and plan for bringing passenger rail service to Lewiston-Auburn passed the state House of Representatives with little fanfare late last week. The bill, LD 323, sponsored by state Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, has enjoyed strong bipartisan support at the State …

Nestle’s deal to tap Fryeburg for Poland Spring water faces court challenge

PORTLAND, Maine — The group Food and Water Watch and Fryeburg resident Bruce Taylor have asked Maine’s top court to toss out state regulators’ approval of a controversial 25-year deal between Poland Spring owner Nestle Waters and local Fryeburg Water Co. The group has asked the Maine Supreme Judicial Court …

Flood watches posted for much of Maine with heavy rain approaching

GRAY, Maine — With rain in the forecast for much of the week, flooding potential is high, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, a low-pressure system moving toward the Gulf of Maine could produce anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain Monday night and …

‘If these beams could talk’: A look inside Brownfield’s musical barn

BROWNFIELD, Maine — In the quiet western Maine town of Brownfield, a painstakingly restored 1810 barn that survived the great fire of 1947 has been transformed into a vibrant music venue that draws audiences far and wide. Together with its younger sister, a second barn built in 1996, it’s home …