Lewiston-Auburn

Brakey bill would allow concealed handguns without permits

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Auburn Republican senator wants to allow residents to carry concealed handguns without getting a permit. Sen. Eric Brakey said that nearly 100 lawmakers, including members of both parties, have signed onto his proposal. Officials have not yet scheduled a date for a …

No drive to drive:

Jon Peaslee, reflected in the mirror of his car in the driveway of his home in Mexico, didn’t go for his license until he was 18, and his mother, Kim, had no problem with his decision to delay.

Father Clifford honored in Boston, adored in Lewiston

Kids meet baby animals, make bird feeders

New York men remain jailed after Thursday night capture

LEWISTON — One of the men captured inside a Cottage Street home Thursday night was wanted as a fugitive out of New York on a charge of manslaughter. Lewiston police said they used extra caution Thursday night when they went to arrest 36-year-old Shane Hardy of Medford, on a warrant c…

Rooftop hot spot

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a rooftop heating unit at Thom. Moser Cabinetmakers at Wright’s Landing near the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport on Friday afternoon. No one was hurt, firefighters said.

Reporters notebook: Parental power growing in Lewiston schools

LEWISTON — At most school committee meetings, only those paid to be there attend. But there’s a change brewing in Lewiston. If you show up late for a School Committee meeting, you might not get a seat. More parents are showing up, asking questions, and looking for improvements for th…

Police arrest 3 in Sabattus pot-growing operation

SABATTUS — Police arrested three local people Thursday at a pot-growing operation at their Bowdoinham Road home. David Bizier, 51, was charged with aggravated trafficking of a scheduled drug, more than a pound of marijuana with prior convictions. He also was charged wi…

Police capture pair from N.Y. in Lewiston

LEWISTON — A pair of New York men were taken into custody Thursday night after police surrounded a house on Cottage Street and captured them on the upper floors. The identities of the men and the charges they face were not immediately available. For nearly an hour, police kept…

L-A superintendents share pros, cons of merging departments

AUBURN – If Lewiston and Auburn school departments merged, there would be more slots for Auburn students to attend a bigger Lewiston Regional Technical Center, the Lewiston-Auburn Charter Commission was told Wednesday night. More L-A students would get better access to programs that …