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21st Annual Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival
Featuring Keynote Poet Molly McCully Brown, Award Winning Poet and Essayist. The Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival continues its tradition of celebrating emerging and established poets at its annual event, this year held on April 28th at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), at the Bennett D. Katz Library, 46 University Dr., Augusta, Maine. This event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited. To register and see the program, please visit our web page.
School officials say students brought knives to Maine elementary schools
LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) - Lewiston school officials say students at two elementary schools in the city brought knives to school on Tuesday. In an open letter to the community, Superintendent Jake Langlais says the incidents happened at McMahon Elementary and Connors Elementary. He said the cases are not connected but...
17 immigrants detained in Lisbon Falls
Police say 17 illegal and undocumented immigrants were detained in Androscoggin County this week. Police say they made the arrests at a house on Main St. in Lisbon Falls Tuesday night. According to CBS 13, Lisbon police made the arrests along with U.S. Border Patrol agents. The individuals were taken...
Police make two arrests, seize drugs during Lewiston traffic stop
A man and woman were arrested Saturday night after police reportedly found a gun and drugs during a traffic stop in Lewiston. According to CBS 13, the vehicle was pulled over on Walnut St. just before midnight. Police say the driver, 35-year-old Kayla Bruce, was arrested for an outstanding warrant...
Iconic Maine diner facing backlash after ad against consumer utility
GARDINER (BDN) -- Aaron Harris knew he would face some criticism after appearing in a TV ad taking a stand against a hot-button political issue, but the backlash has been more than he expected. Harris, owner of the A1 Diner in Gardiner, still says he has no regrets. He would...
Auburn, Maine, Residents Can Get Rid of Furniture, Computers and More for Free
You know what this time of year brings, birds, mud, flowers, and spring cleaning! I love to empty my house of unwanted items and free myself of the all the things. Trinkets and small items are easy to get rid of. But what about larger things? Like furntire, mattresses, electronics and other bulky materials?
Lewiston's The Cage reopens under new ownership
Mar. 22—The new owners are old regulars at The Cage. Kevin Barrett and Steve Beaulieu recently purchased The Cage from Denis Webber and Randy Collins, whose last day as proprietors was Feb. 15. The Cage was closed for about three-and-a-half weeks, Beaulieu told The Buzz on Tuesday, while permits...
Much Loved Augusta Elementary School Saved From Closure
Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Augusta School District's budget shortfall. And, if you are a resident of Augusta, there is a good chance that you have heard rumors that the Lillian Park Hussey Elementary School was likely to close over these budget concerns.
Man & Woman Arrested in Central Maine after Stolen Gun & Crack Found
A 22-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop when a stolen gun was found. Police said Antonio A. Barnes from Brooklyn, New York gave officers different names as they tried to identify him. He was searched outside the vehicle. Stolen .38 Revolver in...
Maine Police Looking for a Mother Named in a Recent Amber Alert
A woman who's alleged abduction of her 11-year-old child sparked a statewide Amber Alert is still wanted by the police. Who is the Mother and What are the Charges Against Her ?. Jaiden 'Jade' Morrison, 11, was allegedly abducted by her biological mother, 29-year-old Danielle Dyer, during a supervised visit...
Livermore Falls town manager to return after nearly three months on administrative leave
LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — The Town Manager in Livermore Falls is returning to duty this week after she was placed on administrative leave for several months. City leaders and Portland-based law firm Murray Plumb & Murray have been working to determine if Amanda Allen's actions led to the city not requesting an EMS license renewal for the town's fire department this past winter.
Farm-to-table rarely works in New England. This James Beard winner gets it right
TURNER, MAINE — Visiting one of the newly recognized America's Classic winners brought me to rural Maine on a recent Saturday. It was an adventure, and one I recommend. Though spending the night in the big city of Portland makes sense for even more fun (and dinner) and a leisurely-paced drive.
Local Business Spotlight: Rolly’s Diner
Join us on our tour of the Lewiston-Auburn area. Our goal is to discover and report on hidden gem locations, and raise awareness of local businesses. We also wanted to share some of our favorite spots to eat, frequent or shop at. If there is any business that you would like to see featured, please contact [email protected].
Road remains closed after train derails in Androscoggin County
ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY, Maine — A road is closed after a train derailed in Androscoggin County on Monday, officials said. Leeds Junction Road is closed to all traffic at the intersection of Greene Road, according to a dispatcher from Androscoggin County. Officials said the closure would be in effect until about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Scouts: Bear Den carnival held in Augusta
The Bear Den Carnival took place on Monday, March 13, at the Fitzgerald-Cummings Post #2, American Legion Hall, complete with games and activities for kids old and young. The annual event was hosted by the youth of Cub Scout Pack #684’s Bear Den as part of their “Grin and Bear it” Elective Adventure. The Scouts had to plan the carnival, invite parents and youth from their pack and then run the program with the help of their parents. Scouts from Troop #631 were also invited to have fun and help with the event. Activities included a toilet paper toss, ski ball on a homemade table, log balance challenge, air hockey using tupperware and electric tape, corn hole, and more.
Can I Legally Use A Parking Lot To Avoid A Red Light In Maine?
If you regularly travel up and down "strip" roads, like Western Avenue in Augusta or Broadway Street in Bangor, you have probably been infuriated by all the red lights at least a few times. There is a good chance that, at least once or twice, you thought "I could just...
Maine tribes make sovereignty call in first address in years
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Tribal leaders in Maine, who have long sparred with state leaders over the issue of sovereignty for Native American tribes, used their first address to the Maine Legislature in 21 years to call for greater autonomy. The tribes hope to alter the Maine Indian Land...
An Update on the Fight For Free Laundry
With voting starting on Monday, March 27 for 2023-2024 Bates College Student Government (BCSG) positions, the free laundry debate undergoes another wave of popularity. This issue is not exclusive to the class of 2026, but it seems to be high on the priority list for at least three candidates running in the BCSG election. “I believe that this is more of a class of 2026 initiative as a whole…we just got here and…for some reason, it puts a burden on us specifically,” Aleisha Martinez Sandoval ’26, a co-presidential candidate, said.
Auburn Clothing Donation Drive
Auburn’s Age-Friendly Community Committee is organizing a “Clothing Donation Drive” for the unhoused community. New clothing and cash donations can be dropped off at the Hasty Community Center during business hours.
April 15 is City of Lewiston Citywide Litter Pick Up Day
Lewiston’s Spring 2023 Citywide Litter Pick Up Day will occur on Sat., April 15, and individuals and teams are being sought to participate. Help us keep Lewiston clean and beautiful. Sign up as an individual or as a group at www.lewistonmaine.gov/litterapril15.
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