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LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

Edward Little & the History of Lewiston Falls Academy

on June 06, 2016, at 7:33 a.m.
The giant Maine reference book The History of Androscoggin County published in 1891 by W.A. Fergusson & Co. out of Boston, Mass. opens its detailed chapter on Auburn with a striking ode to the city… “Auburn… A city of energy and progress, of rapid and beautiful growth, of stirring manufacturing …
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine.

Portland boxing club owner who witnessed legendary Lewiston fight remembers Muhammad Ali

By Beth Brogan on June 04, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
Bobby Russo was 9 years old when he sat ringside at the Central Maine Youth Center in Lewiston as Muhammad Ali defended the heavyweight boxing championship from Sonny Liston.
Keegan O'Neil, 9, gets seconds from Holden Elementary School lunch lady Donnette Cameron on Wednesday. When budget cuts changed what was on the breakfast menu at the school, third grader Leyla Carreira took notice. Carreira, 9, of Clifton, started a petition drive at the school to bring back eggs and other protein rich food, which culminated in a "breakfast for lunch" day on Wednesday, complete with omelettes, sausages and blueberry muffins, all funded by the school's Parent-Teacher Group.

How costs, convenience have more Maine schools dropping eggs from breakfast

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 03, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
A combination of economic factors and convenience have taken eggs and other protein-rich foods off the breakfast menus of several Maine schools.

State police: Wilton shooting remains under investigation

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 02, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
The shooting death of a New Sharon man in Wilton on Wednesday remains under investigation, state police said Thursday. Interviews continue to be conducted in connection with the death of Michael Reis, 24, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said. McCausland said no additional information was …

State police investigate shooting death in Wilton

By CBS 13 on June 01, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
One man is being questioned, according to police.

Man dies, another seriously injured in Route 4 crash

Bangor Daily News on May 31, 2016, at 10:10 p.m.
The preliminary investigation indicated the 73-year-old driver of a 1994 Dodge Ram van traveling south on Route 4 crossed the centerline into the path of a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling north, a news release stated.
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David Boyer (left), head of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and Scott Gagnon of the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, faced off in a forum hosted by the Maine Law Federalist Society on April 20, 2015, in Portland.

Group intensifies effort to defeat marijuana legalization in Maine

By Scott Thistle on May 31, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A new coalition aimed at defeating a November ballot question that will ask Maine voters to make marijuana legal for recreational use is growing, according to a release from a coalition leader Tuesday.

Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Bowdoin

By Abigail Curtis on May 30, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
A total of 25 firefighters from Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Topsham, Sabattus and Lisbon responded to the fire on Bing Moore Road.

Lewiston elementary school students evacuated due to bomb threat

By CBS 13, Staff on May 25, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston has received a bomb threat, according to Superintendent Bill Webster.
LIFE ON THE ANDROSCOGGIN

The Historic Wiseman Bridge

on May 23, 2016, at 10:31 p.m.
This past April, the historic Wiseman Bridge, which spans 72 feet across the canal at Chestnut Street in Lewiston, was closed for $52,000 in scheduled maintenance. According to the National Bridge Inventory Data Sheet submitted by the Maine Department of Transportation in 2011, Wiseman Bridge is extremely rare, one of …
Jennifer and Nick Charboneau make a toast in the newly expanded pub at Cook's Lobster and Ale House. The modern space features multiple Maine beers on tap and will be open year-round with a limited menu in the winter.

Family revives Bailey Island landmarks, makes two dreams come true

By Kathleen Pierce on May 21, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
A family from Lewiston has taken over the iconic Cook’s Lobster House and the Bailey Island Motel.

Aubiston, Lewburn or how it’s always been? Lewiston-Auburn merger hinges on civic identity

By Christopher Burns on May 21, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
Voters in Lewiston and Auburn might have another question to answer on the ballot this November in addition to a long list of state referendums. This one will ask them whether it’s time for Maine’s Twin Cities to unite.
Lewiston businessman David Cheng stands in front of 6 Stillwater Ave., the former Ames Department Store, which he is changing into Orono Trampoline Park. The 40,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park and arcade should open in the next couple of months, he said.

Lewiston man plans to open trampoline park in former Orono department store

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 20, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
The long empty former Ames Department Store will soon be bouncing with activity when an indoor trampoline park opens in the 40,000-square-foot space, said Lewiston businessman and owner David Cheng.
Bangor's population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year.

Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.
Keith Dill (left) and Chris Bowden (right) from Renovate Right Construction scrape lead paint on a Sabattus house and vacuum it with a HEPA vacuum recently.

EPA steps in to protect Lewiston-Auburn children from lead poisoning

By Naomi Schalit, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on May 18, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
Starting next month, the federal EPA is going after contractors in the Lewiston-Auburn area who are failing to follow the law that requires them to remove lead paint safely.
John Doddard holds his dog, Abby, after the fire that destroyed his home. Abby is credited with helping rescue Doddard from the fire.

Rescue pit bull rescues owner in fire

By CBS 13 on May 18, 2016, at 6:26 a.m.
Nobody was hurt, but the house is a total loss.

Bethel museum offering reward for recovery of meteorites from fireball

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
The state’s Mineral and Gem Museum is offering a $20,000 reward for the first one-kilogram meteorite from a fireball that lit up the sky early Tuesday.
Taylor Gaboury's mother, Tena Trask, talks to CBS 13.

Parents upset over plea deal in deadly hit-and-run

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
“He needs to pay for what he did. He needs to know that her life matters.”

Police: Death under Lisbon-Durham Bridge a suicide

By Dawn Gagnon on May 15, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Police had interacted with the man within the past month.
POLL QUESTION
A young boy being held by interpreter Abdi Momo has his blood drawn for lead testing at Lewiston B Street Clinic last Monday. Family Nurse Practitioner Shilo Mathieu distracts him while April Martin, a registered nurse, prepares the needle.

Lewiston-Auburn expands fight against poisoning from lead paint

By Scott Thistle on May 15, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
A 2008 study by a former University of Maine economics professor estimated the damage from lead poisoning to children in the Pine Tree State exceeds $260 million a year.