Articles by Kathryn Skelton

Retired liquor executive Gerry Reid, the current head of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations in Maine.

Four Maine companies bid for state liquor contract

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 14, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.
Charles Colgan

Economist: Maine adding jobs, but won’t recover from Great Recession until 2018

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 13, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Customers line up at Roopers on Sabattus Street in Lewiston on Friday night. The agency liquor store made nearly $1.6 million in sales last year, the fourth-highest in the state.

Roopers among highest-selling, fastest-growing liquor stores in Maine

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 09, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.
Dan and Melinda Small recently opened up Legends Sports Bar & Grill, a pool hall with a philanthropic twist, on Center Street in Auburn.

High school sweethearts find purpose running Auburn pool hall

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 08, 2013, at 6:54 a.m.
Writer Crash Barry (left) and Frank Rizzo of Bethel light up a joint at the "Yes on 1" headquarters in Portland on Tuesday night after declaring victory in a referendum to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the city.

National group prepares for Maine “battleground” in fight over legalizing use of recreational marijuana

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 07, 2013, at 5:52 a.m.
Norm Burnell of Lewiston hosted two visitors from New Jersey on Saturday. Leena Clausell, left, and Sheila Iwano are the daughters of Nick Negron, the man that Burnell spent a lot of time with during the Vietnam War. He searched four decades for his old war buddy and instead found the daughters who never knew Negron.

A soldier’s search: Four decades of looking for an old Army buddy leads to another discovery

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 03, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
Worumbo Mill in Lisbon Falls.

For Lisbon, it’s a million-dollar question: Buy Worumbo Mill or not?

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 03, 2013, at 6:23 a.m.
Eugene sits on the lap of Kathy Campbell in the driveway of her Auburn home while her other two dogs, Murphy and Maus, right, look out the back window of her 2000 VW Golf, which has more than 226,400 miles on it. "The back seat has only been in the upright position twice since I bought the car. When I am driving, they only sit in the back, where they are comfortable and not distracting me when I drive."

Living the high life: It’s love for these car owners, whose rides have reached 200,000 miles and counting

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 03, 2013, at 6:13 a.m.

Fryeburg hit with string of burglaries, attempted car thefts

By Kathryn Skelton on Nov. 03, 2013, at 6 a.m.

Lewiston man: ‘It’s great to be at Fenway Park’

By Kathryn Skelton on Oct. 30, 2013, at 9:47 p.m.

Sabattus town manager forces out fire chief over payroll ‘irregularities’

By Kathryn Skelton on Oct. 24, 2013, at 6:30 a.m.
A newspaper clipping of Paul Dwyer in a South Paris jail cell.

Sex, murder, mystery: A decades-old whodunit in western Maine still stirs debate

By Kathryn Skelton on Oct. 14, 2013, at 6:35 a.m.
Patrick Dempsey listens to seven-year brain cancer survivor Hailey Sontag of Auburn, who is the 2013 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award winner, during opening ceremonies Saturday in Lewiston.

Thousands turn out to walk, run fifth annual Dempsey Challenge

By Kathryn Skelton on Oct. 12, 2013, at 11:18 a.m.

State to Lewiston company: Answer patients’ calls, show up or else

By Kathryn Skelton on Oct. 04, 2013, at 6:34 a.m.

Maine ski areas had busy summer

By Kathryn Skelton on Sept. 29, 2013, at 6:16 a.m.
The Oxford House Inn owners Natalie and Jonathan Spak have been pleasantly surprised by the above-average summer they have had at their business this year in Fryeburg, an area that relies heavily on tourism.

Destination Maine: Strong summer continues tourism growth, busy fall predicted

By Kathryn Skelton on Sept. 29, 2013, at 6:12 a.m.
Farmington District Warden Kris MacCabe, center, and his supervisor Sgt. Scott Thrasher shooting a scene for "North Woods Law." The second season of the Animal Planet reality show that follows wardens in the woods all over Maine starts Oct. 3.

Maine game wardens ready to star in season two of ‘North Woods Law’

By Kathryn Skelton on Sept. 27, 2013, at 5:58 a.m.

Oil use drops; Efficiency Maine offering rebates to find alternatives

By Kathryn Skelton on Sept. 19, 2013, at 6:07 a.m.
Tracy Bradley jumps over fire during a 13.1 mile obstacle race called the Spartan Beast in Killington, Vt. In 2005, Bradley was one of 15 local high school grads who agreed to let the Sun Journal write about their college experience.

Experts say more Maine 18-year-olds will attend college, stay in state, focus on future jobs

By Kathryn Skelton, Sun Journal on Sept. 01, 2013, at 9:43 a.m.
Helen Ness, left, speaks about her struggles to find answers to heath insurance questions during a public forum on Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's proposed narrow network for the upcoming Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange at Central Maine Community College in Auburn on Thursday evening. The panel included, from left, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Sturtevant, Bureau of Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa and Bureau of Insurance Deputy Superintendent Tim Schott.

Hundreds at hearing rip Anthem state insurance plan that excludes three hospitals

By Kathryn Skelton on Aug. 30, 2013, at 6:10 a.m.
Former CEO of CMMC calls Maine Medical Center “the evil empire.”