Articles by Daniel Hartill


Lewiston stabbing trial begins with grisly testimony

By Daniel Hartill on Sept. 18, 2013, at 6:32 a.m.
A scene is filmed for the movie "Richard 3" in a field in Buckfield on Saturday.

Extras die over and over in movie shoot Saturday in Buckfield

By Daniel Hartill on Sept. 15, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.

Extras wanted in Buckfield for filming of epic battle scene

By Daniel Hartill on Sept. 03, 2013, at 5:43 a.m.
A prisoner is brought down the "runway" into one of the buildings on the sprawling complex at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.

Planned $100 million prison in Windham controversial

By Daniel Hartill on Sept. 02, 2013, at 6:06 a.m.
Joan and Harold Millette Jr. perform a traditional courtship dance from the Philippines, where Joan was born, during their wedding Saturday in Auburn. The couple had an American ceremony, followed by the Philippine celebration.

Lewiston couple honors American and Kalinga customs with dual wedding

By Daniel Hartill on Sept. 01, 2013, at 6:44 p.m.
St. Louis Church in Auburn is pictured in this June 2013 aerial photo.

Last Mass for Auburn’s St. Louis Catholic Church: Hope for the building remains, but its days as a religious, social center are over

By Daniel Hartill on Aug. 25, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
Police charged Bryan Peabody, 18, of Lewiston, with aggravated assault in connection with an early morning stabbing Saturday in Mechanic Falls. He is being held on $10,000 cash bail at the Androscoggin County Jail.

Man stabbed in argument over couch

By Daniel Hartill on July 21, 2013, at 6:20 a.m.
Norway firefighters worked early Wednesday to extinguish a mobile home fire that began with a knocked-over oil lamp.

Knocked-over oil lamp ignites mobile home in Norway

By Daniel Hartill on July 18, 2013, at 8:20 a.m.
Luke Livingston, president and founder of Baxter Brewing Co., has nearly doubled his production of beer with the addition of three new 8,000-gallon fermentation tanks. Livingston said three more tanks will be installed this winter.

Baxter Brewing Co. expands to catch up with demand for beer

By Daniel Hartill on July 13, 2013, at 6:22 a.m.
Gloria Varney carries garlic she just picked from her indoor garden that is several weeks ahead of most farms. "We try to experiment and be innovative. With these, we beat our competition to market," she said.

Magazine names Turner’s Nezinscot Farm ‘Homesteaders of the Year’

By Daniel Hartill on July 10, 2013, at 8:01 a.m.
Androscoggin County Sheriff Department Detective Sgt. William Gagne and Patrol Deputy Matt Tifft walk into the woods near where a body was discovered in Livermore on Monday afternoon.

Body found in Livermore woods

By Daniel Hartill on July 08, 2013, at 6:01 p.m.

Lewiston author tells history of Tour de France

By Daniel Hartill, Sun Journal on July 08, 2013, at 10:50 a.m.
A cyclist uses the sidewalk during the Martin's Point Bridge construction on Route 1 between Falmouth and Portland on Wednesday. An altercation between a motorist and a cyclist has raised awareness of the hazardous conditions of using the popular commuter route.

Sharing the road: Recent Portland run-in and Hanover fatality test thin line between bicyclists and motorists in Maine

By Daniel Hartill on June 30, 2013, at 8:41 p.m.
When that jingle, "I should have bought it, when I saw it, at Marden's" gets stuck in your head, you have Ed Boucher from Lewiston to thank. "What we really do as a company is brand a business," said Boucher who has been writing jingles since the early 1960s.

After 50 years in the industry, Lewiston music producer, jingle writer chasing that big hit

By Daniel Hartill on June 24, 2013, at 7:30 a.m.
Brigadier General James Campbell

Maine’s top soldier says VFW needed now more than ever

By Daniel Hartill on June 15, 2013, at 6:21 a.m.
Central Maine Healthcare has purchased the former St. Joseph's Church on Main Street in Lewiston. The building will be torn down to make room for a parking lot.

CMMC to tear down Lewiston church to put up parking lot

By Daniel Hartill on May 29, 2013, at 6:18 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage, Legislature working together to solve county jail woes

By Daniel Hartill on May 26, 2013, at 6:17 a.m.

Maine gives Androscoggin County Jail more money to prevent closure

By Daniel Hartill on May 07, 2013, at 8:10 p.m.
"Coke & Mentos guy" Fritz Grobe celebrates after completing a performance of the "Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments" Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Monument Square in Portland, Maine. The performance involved more than 100 bottles of soda and 600 Mentos candies.

Maine duo known as ‘Mentos guys’ shoot new video for McDonald’s

By Daniel Hartill on May 04, 2013, at 6:15 a.m.

Sheriffs, LePage agree jail system is broken

By Daniel Hartill on May 01, 2013, at 5:34 a.m.