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  1. Car rolls over Friday morning in LewistonRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | Sun Journal

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  2. Paul LePage apparently not interested in Lewiston Mayor's online welfare registryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn't showing interest in sponsoring a bill by the Lewiston mayor to create an online registry of residents receiving welfare benefits. Peter Steele, LePage's communication director, tells the Sun Journal that there's no plan for the governor to submit such a bill.

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  3. Lewiston mayor wants public listing of welfare recipientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Mayor Robert Macdonald, who is seeking re-election to a third term, said he intends to submit a bill to the Legislature to require the creation of a website listing names of people on welfare, their addresses, length of time on welfare and types of benefits received. All of that information is shielded from the public under current law, and Macdonald believes that should change so taxpayers know who is getting what.

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  4. Lewiston mayor wants to publicly list who receives welfare paymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Mayor Robert Macdonald, who is seeking re-election to a third term in City Hall, intends to submit a bill to the Legislature to require the creation of a website that would list the names of people on welfare, as well as their addresses, lengths of time on welfare and types of benefits they've received. All of that information is shielded from the public under current law, and Macdonald believes that should change so taxpayers know who is getting what.

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  5. Maine Small Business Coalition joins campaign finance reform pushRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Andrew Bosse, president of the Yes on 1 campaign, discusses the support of the Maine Small Business Coalition for the ballot question on campaign finance reform on Thursday during a news conference in Lewiston. To Bosse's left is Will Ikard, director of the coalition, and Bettyann Sheats, a coalition member and small-business owner from Auburn.

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  6. First responders honored at 'Blue Mass' in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2015 | Sun Journal

    A Catholic Church in Portland has held a "Blue Mass" to honor first responders and those who've died in the line of duty. WCSH-TV reports police, firefighters, and other public safety officers from across the state gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland on Sunday.

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  7. Robbery reported at Lewiston bankRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2015 | Sun Journal

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  8. Lewiston's state lawmakers urge congressional delegation to keep heat on VARead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2015 | Sun Journal

    State lawmakers from Lewiston are urging Maine's U.S. congressional delegation to keep the heat on the federal Veterans Affairs Administration until vacant counseling positions at the city's vet center are filled. "Failure to fill these positions with competent, qualified individuals is a serious health and safety concern for our veterans, not to mention a great disservice to those who deserve the benefits they have earned," Reps.

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  9. Lewiston firefighters douse burning truck downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Lewiston Fire Department Lt. William Wallace said firefighters are unsure what caused the fire, but that the truck's driver acted quickly and pulled the vehicle into the back lot at Melanson's Garage at 210 Bartlett St. "He pulled it way out back, out away from everything, and called us and we went out and put it out," Wallace said.

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  10. Some schools keep their cool, students despite heat waveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Sun Journal

    In Maine, it's not so unusual for a school to close because of snow. But closing because it's too hot? In Lewiston, a few parents have asked Superintendent Bill Webster to close schools early.

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  11. Some Maine schools closed due to heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Sun Journal

    In Maine, it's not so unusual for a school to close because of snow. But closing because it's too hot? Superintendent Steven Connolly says schools in North Berwick, Berwick and Lebanon were closing early on Wednesday because the temperature in classrooms had reached uncomfortable levels.

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  12. Local vet center counseling, leadership jobs unfilledRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2015 | Sun Journal

    John Theriault, right, a counselor from Caribou who is in Lewiston helping out with the shortage of counselors, talks with Bob Page, left, who used to work at the vet center on Westminster Avenue in Lewiston during Wednesday afternoon's barbecue. In the background is Jim Doherty from Togus.

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  13. Oxford Networks, BayRing Communications merger gets regulatory OKRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Sun Journal

    "We are excited to have this merger approved to begin a new era for both organizations," Oxford Networks President and CEO Craig Gunderson said in a prepared statement. "This merger creates a more competitive organization providing customers with greater choices and more solutions.

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  14. Lewiston-based Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2015 | Sun Journal

    It's not what Bostonians want to hear: The Farmer's Almanac says another rough winter is in your stars. This is a copy of the 2016 Farmer's Almanac, photographed in Portland, Maine, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

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  15. Great Falls Balloon Festival: Third launch of weekend off without a hitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Landon Comeau-Waite sits on his dad, Jack Waite's, shoulders as he watches balloons lift-off from the field at Simard-Payne Park in Lewiston Sunday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Our Great Falls Balloon Festival section has stories, photos, videos and social media coverage of the launches and non-launches.

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  16. Jonathan LaBonte blasts dam operators for closing canalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2015 | Sun Journal

    A kayaker paddles up next to the barricaded tunnels along the Androscoggin River in Lewiston on Thursday. Brookfield Renewable Power blocked entrance to the tunnels.

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  17. Group seeking citizens' veto on General Assistance for immigrants faces uphill climbRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The organizer of a people's veto referendum aimed at repealing a law that allows cities and towns to pay General Assistance benefits to asylum-seeking immigrants for up to two years said he hopes to start collecting signatures soon. But the question could face competition from another proposal for a ballot measure being sought by the Maine Republican Party that would ask voters in November 2016 to enact a series of welfare reforms, including a ban on General Assistance to asylum-seekers.

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  18. Freeport teacher gets 30 days for role in Lewiston crack operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Sun Journal

    A former world languages teacher at the private Coastal School for Girls in Freeport has been sentenced to 30 days in federal prison, plus three years probation, for allowing his Lewiston home to be used by another man to cook crack cocaine. In November, as part of a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, Thibodeau pleaded guilty to one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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  19. Regulators rarely enforce law that protects homeowners from lead poisoningRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Thousands of Maine children and hundreds of thousands across the country are being exposed to poisonous lead paint because a federal law designed to protect them is barely being enforced. Third of four parts of a six-month Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting investigation into the lingering problem of lead poisoning in Maine: Sunday: Rates of lead poisoning are down in most of Maine's largest cities, but remain stubbornly high in Lewiston and Auburn.

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  20. How to handle lead paint 'on the job'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 | Sun Journal

    It looked like any other house in need of work, but it wasn't for Randy Trefethen and his team from Renovate Right Construction. Keith Dill, left, and Chris Bowden from Renovate Right Construction scrape lead paint on a Sabattus house and vacuum it with a HEPA vacuum.

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