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  1. Culture of Compassion helps numerous families in need

    08.20 / 01:19 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    RUMFORD — Great weather on Saturday led to a terrific turnout for the sixth annual Culture of Compassion giveaway at DARE Field. More than 60 volunteers with the Praise Assembly of God Church worked at the three-hour event, which offers free school supplies, gently used…
  2. ATV ride benefits Team Hailey Hugs

    08.20 / 01:19 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    ROXBURY — The early-morning sun peeked through the clouds on Saturday during Roxbury Riders ATV Club's Wind Tower Ride to benefit Team Hailey Hugs, a local nonprofit inspired by Hailey Steward and families whose children are patients at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. For…
  3. Numbers dropping for high school sports referees, umpires in Maine

    08.20 / 01:19 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Preseason practices for a new high school school sports year began Monday with great anticipation in the air. Players are anxious to play more important roles on their teams, while coaches begin to assemble the jigsaw puzzles of individual talent into units they hope will make their…
  4. UMaine picks Ferguson as starting quarterback

    08.20 / 01:19 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    ORONO — The University of Maine football team has a starting quarterback, and it’s not who most expected. UMaine head coach Joe Harasymiack named redshirt freshman Chris Ferguson as the team’s starter, the school announced Saturday. Ferguson will be under center for the…
  5. Local kids snack, Colombian style

    08.20 / 01:19 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    MEXICO — The end of summer brings an end to Mexico Free Public Library's summer reading program, but that doesn't mean the fun will stop — Director Heather Rogers already has a new event in place. Those who participated in the summer reading program were invited to a…
  6. Low fog ceiling cancels Saturday morning balloon launch

    08.19 / 14:09 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — After two postponements, the fog ceiling over Lewiston-Auburn was only 1,000 feet — and that’s not high enough to launch a hot air balloon. Soon after 9 a.m., Great Falls Balloon Festival officials canceled the Saturday morning launch. Saturday’s evening…
  7. Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

    08.19 / 14:09 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    BOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers — some in uniform,…
  8. Great Falls Balloon Festival Saturday morning launch delayed to 9 a.m.

    08.19 / 12:11 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Lewiston High School freshman Zaria Milashouskas, left, and Cecilia Landry serve breakfast sandwiches to customers at the LHS field hockey booth at Simard-Payne Park in Lewiston on Saturday morning. Serving breakfast was drumming up a lot of excitement as the morning launch was delayed because…
  9. Director of Greater Franklin Development Council retiring

    08.19 / 04:26 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    FARMINGTON – Alison Hagerstrom will retire as executive director of the Greater Franklin Development Council on Aug. 31, ending 15 years at the helm. The Farmington resident has worked to support businesses and bring new ones to the area and highlight the…
  10. Police log

    08.19 / 03:23 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Charges Auburn • Joshua C. Skinner, 29, of 18 Abbott Hill Road, West Paris, on charges of aggravated criminal mischief, domestic assault, violating a protection order and aggravated criminal trespass, 3:53 a.m. Friday at 539 Washington St. Lewiston • Joel Nason, 44, of 808 Webster St., on a warrant charging failure to appear in court, 2:25 p.m. Friday at that address. • Trevon Woodbury, 22, of 25 Howe St., on a charge of domestic assault, 4:42 a.m. Friday at Horton…
  11. Auburn may pave the way for development near recreational land

    08.19 / 03:23 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    AUBURN — City officials would like to make it easier for new development near recreational areas — something that residents have opposed but city officials say could attract new people and stabilize businesses.  Picture condominiums next to a golf course fairway, or a…
  12. Teacher: Reading Trevor Noah made him think of Lewiston students

    08.19 / 03:23 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Looking for a good book to read? Lewiston High School teacher Bernie Fortier is reading "Trevor Noah, Born a Crime," and recommended it Monday night during the ceremony for August graduates. The book is about Trevor Noah, a South African who took over for Jon Stewart as the host of "The…
  13. GOP congressional hopeful blames both sides 'of the same hate-filled coin'

    08.19 / 02:25 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Bemoaning the violence that shook Charlottesville, Virginia, last week during a racist rally, Republican congressional candidate Mark Holbrook on Friday denounced “fringe groups spewing anger and hatred.” But Holbrook laid blame for the mayhem on both the…
  14. Water tanker overturns in Greene; driver hurt

    08.18 / 23:22 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    GREENE — A Lewiston man was trapped in an overturned tractor-trailer Friday afternoon after it struck a utility pole on Allen Pond Road, according to Androscoggin County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Young. Members of the Greene Fire Department freed 38-year-old Jason McVille, who received…
  15. Splash tanker overturns on Allen Pond Road in Greene

    08.18 / 22:11 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    GREENE — A Lewiston man was trapped in an overturned tractor-trailer Friday afternoon after it struck a utility pole on Allen Pond Road, according to Androscoggin County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Young. Members of the Greene Fire Department freed 38-year-old Jason McVille of…
  16. Splash tanker overturns on Allen Pond Road in Greene

    08.18 / 21:10 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    GREENE – A Lewiston man was trapped in an overturned tractor trailer Friday afternoon after crashing into a utility pole and bringing down power lines on Allen Pond Road. Police said the downed lines ignited brush on the side of the road, causing flames that flared around the Splash…
  17. #GFBalloonFest: 'It was a great launch' Friday morning

    08.18 / 17:55 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — “It was a great launch,” said Mell Hamlyn, treasurer of the Great Falls Balloon Festival, as more than a dozen balloons rose skyward Friday morning. “Awesome” was the succinct assessment of numerous youngsters who watched the inflation of huge and…
  18. Donald Trump dismisses top adviser Steve Bannon

    08.18 / 17:55 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump has decided to dismiss his embattled chief strategist Stephen Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest, according to two people familiar with the move.…
  19. GOP congressional hopeful blames both sides 'of the same hate-filled coin'

    08.18 / 15:56 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Bemoaning the violence that shook Charlottesville, Virginia, last week during a racist rally, Republican congressional candidate Mark Holbrook Friday denounced “fringe groups spewing anger and hatred.” But Holbrook laid blame for the mayhem on both the…
  20. Red Sox owner Henry wants to rename Yawkey Way for David Ortiz

    08.18 / 13:48 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to change what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing…