Open farm Day in West Paris

Farmer Pat Verrill shows Kevin Billings her hoop house full of tomatoes during Open Farm Day at Harvest Moon Produce in West Paris on Sunday. More than 60 farms across Maine opened their gates to visitors during the 25th annual event. Verrill and her husband, Paul, gave tours around their two acr...

Family of 5 shot dead in Saco, gun recovered

SACO — A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said. Investigators said a gun was found near one of the bodies and it appeared no one outside the family was respon...

Lewiston woman dies in Saco accident

SACO — A Lewiston woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car left the roadway and rolled into a utility pole. Internet and social media traffic identified the driver as 22-year-old Sam Sabourin. According to a WGME report, the crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. on Bux...

Inn at the Agora brings new life to Lewiston's St. Patrick's Rectory

LEWISTON — Developer Andrew Knight had his eyes on a large-scale events center when he purchased the former St. Patrick's Church last year with its grand space and soaring spires. The former rectory just came along as part of the deal. "I knew I had to do something with it," K...

Auburn's irregular pickup means fewer are recycling

AUBURN — Before Auburn residents put out their recyclables, many check the calendar to see if it's the right week. After discovering it's not, some haul their bottles, cardboard, plastics and paper back inside. Others skip recycling and throw it all out. The irregular r...

Golf: Championship week has arrived

Emily Bouchard of Saco blasts out of the sand trap on the 10th hole during the final round of the Maine Women's Amateur golf championship at the Brunswick Golf Club on Wednesday. Bouchard won the tournament for the second year in a row. 

Battle for control of Maine Legislature heating up

AUGUSTA — The battle for control of the Maine House and Senate is shaping up as the parties put the final touches on their slate of candidates. Parties have until Monday to submit replacements for candidates who have dropped out since the June 10 primary. But dozens of contests are a...

Buckfield's founder's home for sale

BUCKFIELD — Over two centuries after his Georgian-style home was carved out from the wilderness, town founder Abijah Buck's homestead is for sale. Built 14 years after Buck returned from the French-Indian war, circa 1791, Maine Preservation — the state's sole nonprofit for hist...

Former Livermore Falls High School may close this school year

LIVERMORE FALLS — Superintendent Kenneth Healey told RSU 73 board members Thursday night that plans will begin to completely close the former Livermore Falls High School. Earlier this summer, voters decided to spend more than $300,000 to keep it open for one year to give Spruce Mount...

New Auburn plan review set for Monday

AUBURN — A first draft of a study that looks at transportation and land-use issues in New Auburn gets a City Council review Monday night. Councilors are scheduled to get a 90-minute review of the New Auburn Village Center Study at a special meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in ...

Carthage anti-wind power advocate appeals Canton wind project approval

CANTON — A Carthage woman has filed an administrative appeal with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection of the eight-turbine wind project on Canton Mountain. Alice McKay Barnett, an anti-wind power advocate, submitted seven documents of supplemental evidence on July 17 tha...