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  1. Portland leaders fire back at LePage claims of aid mismanagementRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    ... of Health and Human Services that Portland spends more than 10 times as much in General Assistance funds as Lewiston and Auburn combined, despite having similar populations and poverty numbers. General Assistance provides last-resort aid to people ...

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  2. Bangor eager to battle Lewiston in hockey semifinal showdownRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The Bangor High School Rams and Lewiston Blue Devils met twice during the regular season, and the Rams turned in 30 minutes of good hockey in each game. But the Blue Devils owned the final 15 minutes and came away with 7-3 and 5-4 victories.

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  3. Daily Brief: LePage, Eves at odds over $65 million senior housing bondRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... first to report Thursday that Ben Chin, political director for the liberal Maine People's Alliance, will challenge Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald in November's election. Macdonald and Chin are polar opposites. The former is described by the Sun ...

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  4. Acclaimed author to speak at Long Island Maritime MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    The museum is hosting the award winning author James L. Nelson, for a free lecture titled "Rated Arrgh! A look at the truth and myths of piracy during the Golden Age" Nelson's books strive to bring renewed focus on the maritime world, from the Viking raiders of the 9th Century to the naval action of the American Revolution and the Civil War. Born and raised in Lewiston Maine, he graduated from UCLA with a degree in motion picture and television production.

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  5. Locals support tax incentives to bring movies to MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Capital Weekly

    ... of it bringing much needed relief to the economy and said that after the filming of "Empire Falls," the city of Lewiston saw a significant spike in its economy. "That is about the time I realized that this is a viable option," Reitz said. "I worked ...

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  6. Chin to run for mayor in LewistonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sun Journal

    LEWISTON Ben Chin, an activist with the Maine People's Alliance, a left-leaning political organization, is running for the Lewiston's Mayor's office. An email sent by Chin's campaign manager Genevieve Lysen inviting media to a campaign kick-off event next week announced Chin's campaign.

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  7. Job Fair in Lewiston on March 2 at the CareerCenterRead the original story

    Thursday | State of Maine

    The Lewiston CareerCenter is hosting a Job Fair on Monday, March 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at its building on 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. All employers will be hiring.

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  8. Michael McGuire of Pete's Tire Barn dies at 66Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Tire Business

    Michael P. McGuire, director of human services at Pete's Tire Barn, died on Feb. 23 in Northampton at age 66. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, and graduated from the Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine. Mr. McGuire received his associate degree from Wentworth Institute and his BA in sociology from the former Boston State College.

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  9. Appomattox Road: Cavalry fight at Dinwiddie - Part I:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Bangor Daily News

    ... Court House, a "sleepy old hamlet " located 15 miles southwest of Petersburg, recalled Sgt. Jefferson L. Coburn of Lewiston and the 1st Maine's Co. A. After occupying Dinwiddie Court House late on Wednesday, Sheridan planned to march his cavalry ...

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  10. Rise of the Broncos: Hampden boys basketball program emerges among state's eliteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Bangor Daily News

    Hampden Academy's Jake Black drives to the basket against Lewiston's Ryan Bell in the Eastern Maine Class A basketball final on Saturday in Augusta. Hampden won 65-57.

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  11. Art council to recognize Norwood woman for contributions to area artRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | North Country Now

    The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will honor Amy Flack of Norwood with the Arts Recognition Award for her service to the arts in the area. Originally from Lewiston, Maine, she studied theatre management at Ithaca College.

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  12. Business leaders rip bill to penalize call centers that ship Maine jobs overseasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Bangor Daily News

    The president and founder of Argo Marketing Group, headquartered in Lewiston, told legislators Tuesday that he doesn't understand LD 9, An Act to Retain Call Centers in Maine. The proposed bill would penalize call centers that move 30 percent or more of their work overseas and force them to pay back state grants, loans or tax breaks.

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  13. Remembering The Day When Cassius Clay Won The Heavyweight TitleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Post Game

    ... he time, he was the youngest heavyweight champion in history. The two would meet again for a rematch in May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine, in which Clay was now Ali, and where Ali would knock out Liston and retain his belt.

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  14. Strong third period carries Bangor hockey team past BrunswickRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Rams to a hard-fought 5-1 triumph over the sixth-seeded Dragons. Bangor (13-6) will take on second seed Lewiston (13-5-1) in the semifinals at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday. T.J. Sullivan staked the Dragons to a 1-0 lead ...

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  15. Late flurry leads Capers past Windjammers in quarterfinal playoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Herald Gazette

    ... where it will face No. 1 Kennebunk (14-2-2) on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. The Rams beat the Capers twice this season - a 2-1 win Dec. 27 at the Portland Ice Arena and a 3-1 victory Jan. 28 at the ...

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  16. Bill puts passenger rail on track for Lewiston and AuburnRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Sun Journal

    AUGUSTA Expanding passenger rail service from Portland to Lewiston-Auburn has been a decades-long struggle for local business and rail advocates, and a bill now before the state Legislature could finally help advance that effort. State Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, is hoping his bill, which has an estimated $1 million price tag to complete necessary engineering and environmental impact studies on a state-owned rail line that runs between Yarmouth and Danville junction in Auburn, will provide the push needed to link the Twin Cities to Amtrak's service to Boston.

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  17. MoreRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Art Daily

    The gloves worn by both Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in the famous May 25, 1965 "Phantom Punch" bout in Lewiston, ME, the most controversial sports event in history - and a moment that perfectly encapsulates the turmoil and change of the mid-1960s America -sold as a set on Feb. 21, 2015, for $956,000 in Heritage Auctions ' Platinum Night sports auction in New York. The gloves were consigned to auction by Los Angeles collector Seth Ersoff, who acquired the pair from the family of the boxing commissioner for the state of Maine in 1965, who seized the gloves after the bout's scandalous end - Ali's "Phantom Punch" - just under two minutes into the first round.

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  18. Lewiston health insurer again woos most of Maine Obamacare enrolleesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Bangor Daily News

    ... marketplace. There are 23 co-ops throughout the country. Rating company A.M. Best has said that, as of last fall, Lewiston-based MCHO is the only one making money. As of Feb. 18, nearly 75,000 Mainers had signed up for insurance through the ...

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  19. FairPoint workers fear mess left by replacement workersRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    ... for the company's workforce to restore service quality to pre-strike levels. Peter Keefe, a FairPoint worker in Lewiston, Maine, said Tuesday that he thinks unionized workers are "going to have a lot of messes to clean up." FairPoint disagrees about ...

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  20. FairPoint workers fear mess caused by replacement workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WLOS

    ... for the company's workforce to restore service quality to pre-strike levels. Peter Keefe, a FairPoint worker in Lewiston, Maine, said Tuesday that he thinks unionized workers are "going to have a lot of messes to clean up." FairPoint disagrees about ...

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