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Maine CDC reports 228 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

State health officials reported 228 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Wednesday, just one day after Maine set records for both new cases and deaths reported in a single day. Wednesday marked…

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Obituary: Gerard J. “Zeke” Richards

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Gerard J. “Zeke” Richards FARMINGTON – Gerard J. “Zeke” Richards, 92, a resident of Jay, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born April 29,…

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Farmington board approves surplus firetruck sale and police department SUV

FARMINGTON — Selectmen on Tuesday approved selling a surplus firetruck and bidding on a vehicle for the Police Department. Last November, voters approved borrowing $500,000 and using $300,000 from surplus to purchase a replacement for…

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Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY — Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was…

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Maine reports 12 deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19

Maine reported 12 more deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, underscoring the gravity of the runaway pandemic. The previous one-day high for new cases was 247 cases on Nov. 12. Since the…

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Obituary: Roger Joseph G. Plante Sr.

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Roger Joseph G. Plante Sr. LEWISTON – Roger Joseph G. Plante Sr., 85, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. He was born and educated in…

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Judge finds Bethel restaurant in contempt of court, orders higher fines

SOUTH PARIS — A judge Monday found a Bethel restaurant in contempt of a court order to close its doors and imposed a daily fine of $5,000 starting Tuesday if it continues to remain open….

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Maine records $1.4 million in legal recreational cannabis sales in first month

In its first month, Maine’s new adult-use cannabis market reported $1.4 million in legal sales, according to state records. Those records show 21,194 sales made at six recreational marijuana stores licensed to do business in…

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AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine ‘highly effective’ prevention

LONDON — AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is easier to distribute…

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Week in Photos: Nov. 14-20, 2020

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements A crane lowers the Vietnam-era Corsair jet onto its pedestal Saturday morning, Nov. 14, in Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo Advertisements Advertisements Franny Lin finishes feeding…

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Maine Democratic Party chief moving to Rhode Island

After two years at the helm of the Maine Democratic Party, Kathleen Marra said Sunday she is not seeking another term in the position. Marra said she is “really proud” of the job she has…

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The Latest: First U.S. vaccination could happen Dec. 12

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is set to meet Dec. 10…

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Sports on TV: Sunday, November 22

Sunday, November 22(All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m. NBCSN — MotoGP: The Portugal MotoGP Race, Algarve International Circuit, Portimão, Portugal NBC — FIM: The Grande Prémio de Portugal,…

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Obituary: Andrew Ring | Lewiston Sun Journal

YARMOUTH – Andrew Ring passed away after a lengthy illness into the arms of Jesus on Nov. 16, 2020 in Yarmouth. He was born in Yarmouth, Feb. 2, 1939 and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy…

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All-Region Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: Edward Little’s Payton Bell

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Edward Little High School’s Payton Bell, was named the 2020 All-Region girls cross country runner of the year. She poses for a photo in front of the school on November 21, 2020….

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‘I’m terrified’: Maine pharmacists struggle under growing workload

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Spruce Mountain Pharmacy owner Steve Maki fills a prescription at his store in Jay on Nov. 17. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo JAY — For 14 to 16 hours a day,…

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Wastewater testing sheds light on COVID-19 trends

Tests of wastewater from across Maine have shown a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in recent months, offering additional, localized insight into the spread of the coronavirus. Some Maine colleges, meanwhile, have successfully used the…

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High school coach takes stand against playing during pandemic

For Mark Rose, football is more than a living. It’s a way of life. But it’s not worth dying for. Rose has become a lonely but powerful voice: a longtime high school coach — one…

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Maine Nordiques and Twin City Thunder games postponed again

The Maine Nordiques and the Twin City Thunder won’t hit the ice again until December, at the earliest. The Twin City Thunder were set to host the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs in a National Collegiate…

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Driver injured when car goes off road, rolls over, strikes parked truck in Jay

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements A driver of a car was injured Thursday night when she lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road, rolled over and struck a pickup truck parked in a…

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Pets of the Week | Lewiston Sun Journal

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Nitro, waiting patiently. Submitted photo Advertisements Advertisements Godiva, a real lady. Submitted photo The Franklin County Animal Shelter has announced the Pets of the Week. Nitro is a male, bulldog mix, and…

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Obituary: Pauline C. Walker | Lewiston Sun Journal

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Pauline C. Walker SABBATUS – Our family lost our world last Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the matriarch of our family, “Grammie Maine”. She was the sweetest, most caring, big hearted, unselfish woman…

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All-Region Field Hockey Player of the Year: Mountain Valley’s Rylee Sevigny

Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements Mountain Valley’s Rylee Sevigny heads toward the net during a recent game against Dirigo in Rumford on November 10, 2020. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo Editor’s note: The coronavirus pandemic made…

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Interactive Map: Locating new daily COVID19 cases

Interactive Map: Locating new daily COVID19 cases | Lewiston Sun Journal Advertisements Advertisements Health care Posted 12:37 PM Updated 21 mins ago increase font size Advertisements Digital map of U.S. counties shows the seven-day rolling…