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Tom Curley, race promoter and speedway owner, dies

By Sun Journal on May 08, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Thomas M. Curley, co-founder of the popular ACT auto racing tour and former owner of the famed Thunder Road International SpeedBowl in Barre, Vermont, has died. He was 73.
Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade & Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 13, 2015.

Gov. Paul LePage speaks at Lewiston, Auburn chamber breakfast

By Sun Journal on Oct. 13, 2016, at 8:45 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage addresses the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce at its October breakfast Thursday morning.
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to stop in Portland

By Sun Journal on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
The campaign is hoping to sell Gary Johnson as a good alternative to the Democrat and Republican offerings this year.
Becca Small casts her vote at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in 2015.

Maine voters have until Friday to switch parties to vote in party primaries

By Sun Journal on May 24, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.

Androscoggin County, state police at standoff in Poland

By Sun Journal on Nov. 05, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
Anti-Ben Chin sign seen on Main Street in Lewiston Monday morning.

Signs attacking mayoral candidate’s ethnicity put on Lewiston buildings

By Sun Journal on Oct. 19, 2015, at 10:58 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (left) talks with legion member Ronald Cropley at the American Legion Conference in Bangor recently.

Poliquin bill would boost rural veteran health care access

By Sun Journal on Oct. 13, 2015, at 10:36 a.m.
Rep. Bruce Poliquin said Tuesday his bill, Helping Our Rural Veterans Receive Health Care Act, would allow hospitals outside the VA’s system to enter contracts to provide care for veterans through the system, giving veterans easier access to local care options.
Dignitaries from both sides of the border were on hand for the grand opening of Irving Woodland's Ashland Sawmill, including (from left) Maine Gov. Paul LePage; Jim Irving, co-CEO of the company; and U.S. Sen. Angus King in October 2014.

Angus King plans opioid abuse roundtable day before LePage summit

By Sun Journal on Aug. 21, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.

Lawmakers: Verso mill slowdown, layoffs ‘devastating’ and ‘drastic’

By Sun Journal on Aug. 21, 2015, at 7:07 a.m.

Group rallies around ballot question to reform Maine campaign laws

By Sun Journal on July 28, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.

Maine marijuana legalization campaign raises $53,011

By Sun Journal on July 15, 2015, at 1:12 p.m.
Rep. William Noon, D-Sanford

Maine Legislator William Noon dies of cancer

By Sun Journal on July 15, 2015, at 1:02 p.m.
Stacey Pingree of Poland runs electricity underground in August 2014 at Simard-Payne Memorial Park while getting the grounds ready for the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Pingree works for Harold Brooks Construction. The power cords were stored in a trailer that was burglarized. Festival organizers estimate $40,000 to $50,000 worth of copper power cords were stolen.

$40,000 worth of copper power cords stolen from balloon festival trailer

By Sun Journal on April 10, 2015, at 9:28 a.m.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Lewiston

By Sun Journal on March 07, 2015, at 1:24 p.m.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew (left) and Dr. Sheila Pinette speak at a press conference in Bangor in this October 2014 file photo. Mayhew announced Tuesday that Pinette will become the chief health officer for DHHS.

DHHS commissioner replaces, reassigns Maine CDC director

By Staff Report, Sun Journal on Feb. 24, 2015, at 4 p.m.
Cars cautiously go through the intersection of Pine and Bates streets after a power outage shut down traffic lights across Lewiston.

Three-quarters of Lewiston loses power after squirrel gets into substation

By Sun Journal on Oct. 30, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.

Mechanic Falls woman killed by tractor-trailer in Auburn Walmart parking lot

By Sun Journal on Oct. 23, 2014, at 12:36 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins

Collins’ re-election campaign kicks off with 3-day bus tour of Maine

By Staff Report, Sun Journal on Aug. 25, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.

Girl dies from Minot swimming pool accident

By Sun Journal on July 21, 2014, at 12:10 p.m.
A Maine State Police officer takes photographs of a mini van involved in a two car, head-on collision on Route 202 in North Monmouth late Friday morning. The female driver was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.

One killed, one seriously injured in Monmouth crash

By Sun Journal on June 27, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.