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Rapid Response Session Scheduled for Employees of Businesses Affected by Lisb...
8 Dec 2018 at 2:12am
Maine Department of Labor has scheduled a Rapid Response session for workers at the businesses affected in the Lisbon St. fire in Lewiston on December 5, 2018. Workers may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits and for other services.

Cameron Esposito has jokes but no apologies
6 Dec 2018 at 2:47am
Perry Simon, PBS' newly announced programming chief, is a veteran of commercial broadcasting, cable and digital media who says it's a "privilege" to join public television. LEWISTON, Maine - The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be on Netflix.

Mainers use 'math' to test ranked-choice process in 2nd District race
2 Dec 2018 at 2:48pm
In the wake of his loss to Democrat Jared Golden earlier this month in the 2nd Congressional District race, Republican Bruce Poliquin is challenging the legality of Maine's ranked-choice voting law and the runoff process itself. Poliquin and his campaign are requesting a recount and have characterized the runoff as mysterious and opaque, and say that it's run by artificial intelligence or machines that make their own decisions.

Golden's lawyer calls Poliquin suit - sour grapes'
30 Nov 2018 at 4:01am
An effort to seek a new election in Maine's 2nd District congressional race is an "extraordinary attempt to overturn the results of a fair and free election," an attorney for U.S. Rep.-elect Jared Golden said in a legal filing late Wednesday. Peter Brann, the lawyer for the Lewiston Democrat, said the request by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin to overturn the ranked-choice voting results is unlikely to prevail and ought to be rejected.

Lewiston police defend closure of clean needle exchange program
27 Nov 2018 at 7:19pm
The founder of a mobile needle exchange program in Lewiston said Tuesday he will stop providing clean needles to drug users after Lewiston police told him that to do so violates state law. Jesse Harvey said Tuesday that he is an ordained minister in the interfaith Church of Safe Injection, with 12 branches across four states and weekly meetings in some communities, including Bangor.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine unveils new brand
26 Nov 2018 at 4:48pm
There are more than 100 children waiting for Big Brothers and Big Sisters throughout eastern, coastal and central Maine. That's nearly the size of an entire fifth-grade class in most elementary schools.

Volunteers give thanks by serving others on Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2018 at 4:17am
Jessica Dow of Oxford wanted to teach her three sons that it is good to help other people, so the family volunteered to serve Thanksgiving dinner at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway. The free meal, served to about 115 people in the church basement and delivered to others who could not get there, has been a staple of the community for 40 years, giving those who are homeless or without family on Thanksgiving a hot meal and a warm, friendly place to share it.

Veterans honored, remembered at Interfaith Prayer Service
22 Nov 2018 at 2:18am
Members of several faith communities gathered at Holy Family Church in Lewiston on Monday, November 12, to express their gratitude and to pray for those who have served our country in the Armed Services, as well as those who continue to serve today. hosted by Prince of Peace Parish, including many veterans who rose and saluted as the flag of each of the five branches of service was carried forward during the Presentation of the Colors at the beginning of the evening.

Program explores Muskie's role in pivotal 1968 presidential campaign
22 Nov 2018 at 2:18am
U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie confers with staffer Leon Billings during a congressional hearing circa 1970-71. Bates College will host an event marking the 50thanniversary of the pivotal 1968 U.S. presidential campaign on Thursday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the college's Muskie Archives, located at 70 Campus Avenue in Lewiston.

MSMT And The Public Theatre Present GREASE
20 Nov 2018 at 4:32am
Two of Maine's leading cultural institutions - Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick and The Public Theatre in Lewiston - have partnered together for the first time to bring Grease the Musical to the stage. The show, which runs June 18 - June 30, 2019, will broaden the offerings for The Public Theatre , which does not typically present musicals, and allow Maine State Music Theatre to expand its reach into the Lewiston/Auburn area.

Ranks of plow truck drivers could be thinning in Maine
19 Nov 2018 at 1:19pm
Maine's aging workforce and low unemployment rate are raising worries about the number of plow truck drivers who keep the state moving in the winter. Plow driver Chris Gould of Lewiston tells the Sun Journal that the long hours and high maintenance costs are starting to cause a shortage.

Lawsuit over US House race in Maine to drag on
17 Nov 2018 at 9:17pm
In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat Jared Golden, left, joined by wife Isobel, right, speaks to supporters as they wait for results in the 2nd Congressional District election in Lewiston, Maine. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday, Nov. 15, after a federal judge denied Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to halt tabulations under Maine's new voting system.

Connie Francis tribute show returns to Franco Center
16 Nov 2018 at 7:55am
In addition to Krista Johnson reprising her role as the top-charting singer, the "Connie Combo" includes Louis Philippe as Music Director and pianist, original 1994 cast member Tom O'Donnell on guitar, Jimmy McGirr on bass, and Joe Napoleone on drums. Louis Philippe's Reindeer Productions will present its popular musical tribute to top-charting female vocalist Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs," on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston.

"Happy Together" concert to benefit Friends of Pettingill Park
16 Nov 2018 at 3:48am
The concert will feature six duos of various musical styles, including guitarist Denny Breau and his wife Ann, a flautist with jazz and classical training. Six popular duos from Maine will perform at Denny Breau's "Happy Together" concert to support ongoing improvements at Lewiston's Pettingill School Park.

Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat
15 Nov 2018 at 7:36pm
Democrat Jared Golden, left, greets supporters as they wait for elections results on Nov. 6, 2018, in Lewiston, Maine. Golden was declared the winner on Thursday due to the state's new ranked-choice voting system.

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