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50 Years Ago Boxing Bedlam Came to Lewiston, Maine

50 Years Ago Boxing Bedlam Came to Lewiston, Maine

| May 25, 2015

Courtesty: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – It was 50 years ago that the world’s attention focused on Lewiston, Maine, for a world heavyweight boxing title fight. The rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston was moved to Lewiston thanks to local fight promoter Sam Michael after a deal with the […]

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Activists Aim to Legalize Pot in More Maine Cities

Activists Aim to Legalize Pot in More Maine Cities

| June 9, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Activists who succeeded in legalizing possession of marijuana for recreational use in Portland are now turning their attention to three more Maine communities. David Boyer from the Maine Marijuana Project says activists will be at polling places Tuesday to seek 1,000 signatures in Lewiston and South Portland to force local referendums […]

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Counterfeit Sticker Operation Busted

Counterfeit Sticker Operation Busted

| May 13, 2014

State Police have charged a Lewiston man with running a huge counterfeit operation of Maine inspection stickers.¬† Last week Troopers assigned to Troop B in ¬†Gray uncovered the operation being run out of a home at 1223 Sabattus Road in Lewiston, owned by 31 year old Percy Hutchins. Troopers searched the house and seized 27 […]

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Close, Wilkerson to Receive Degrees From Bates

Close, Wilkerson to Receive Degrees From Bates

| April 24, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Alexis Wilkerson and Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close are among four people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at the Bates College commencement. The Lewiston college announced that Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” has been selected to deliver the keynote address at ceremonies scheduled for […]

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Student Suspended for Having Squirt Gun

Student Suspended for Having Squirt Gun

| April 17, 2014

  LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun. The Sun Journal says the teen was suspended in accordance with Lewiston High School policy after the toy fell out of his backpack. The student wasn’t identified. School Superintendent Bill Webster tells the […]

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