With a population of 41,000 people, Lewiston is actually the second-largest city in the state of Maine. It’s located in the south-central part of the state, Lewiston was formed into a town back in 1795. In 1999, a large group of over 12,000 Somalian refugees came to the United States, and after hearing of Lewiston’s low crime rate, many came to Lewiston. After initial resistance, Somali entrepreneurs opened several shops in previously abandoned storefronts, and they have helped to invigorate the downtown area.
Local Newspapers: Lewiston Sun Journal Courier
Local Sports Teams: Lewiston Maineiacs
Local Colleges: State UniversityBates College, University of Southern Maine
Zip Codes associated with lewiston, maine: 04240, 04241, 04243
Towns/Cities near lewiston, maine : Auburn, Dresden, Sabattus, Poland, Minot, Lisbon Falls, Oxford, Norway, South Paris, Winthrop
A scheduled deployment to Kuwait in the spring of 2016 for members of the Maine National Guard's 136th Engineer Company has been canceled, according to Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc, the interim adjutant general of Maine.Film by 217 Films on Marsden Hartley Opens Festival in Hartley's Hometown
Ten years ago, filmmaker Michael Maglaras screened his first film, "Cleophas and His Own," a monumental work 2 hours and 27 minutes long, about the American Modernist master and Lewiston, Maine native, Marsden Hartley. On April 9, "Cleophas and His Own" returns to Lewiston to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the world premiere of this film, as the opening night film at the Emerge Film Festival.Lewiston man pleads guilty to credit union robbery
A Lewiston man who robbed a Lewiston credit union and was later overheard on a police wiretap trying to order crack cocaine over the phone has pleaded guilty. Travis Mullen entered his plea in U.S. District Court on Wednesday in connection with the October robbery of the Community Credit Union.Legislative panel ponders bills to build Maine task force for veterans
A Lewiston lawmaker and Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan wants Maine to take a hard look at how the state helps veterans who return home after their service. State Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, said Wednesday that the state's Bureau of Veterans Services does many good things and offers many programs and benefits to veterans, but there are still gaps between state and federal programs that leave behind many veterans, especially younger ones.Bill to keep younger students in school gets committee approval
Lawmakers on the Legislature's Education Committee on Tuesday agreed to change the state's truancy laws in an effort to help school districts improve attendance for students under the age of 7. The bill, LD 311, offered by state Sen. Nathan Libby, D-Lewiston, was meant to address concerns from Lewiston Schools Superintendent Bill Webster over the poor attendance records for many of the school system's 5- and 6-year-olds.Passenger rail bill for Lewiston-Auburn chugs forward at State House
A pair of bills aimed at expanding passenger rail service in Maine, including one that would extend service to Lewiston-Auburn, are chugging forward at the state Legislature. The Legislature's Transportation Committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve one bill, offered by state Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, that directs the Maine Department of Transportation to spend $500,000 to study and develop a service plan to extend passenger rail to the Twin Cities.Lewiston senator polishes French in advance of Franco day
A Lewiston lawmaker will play a prominent role Wednesday as the Legislature celebrates Maine's Franco-American heritage during the 14th Annual Franco-American Day at the Capitol in Augusta. State Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, has been tapped to serve as Senate president for the day, welcoming dignitaries from France and Canada and leading the Senate in a proclamation that recognizes the many contributions Franco-Americans have made to the state's economy and history.Bill seeks steady funds for Maine's homeless shelters
On Monday, members of the Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee listened to two hours of testimony from witness after witness who said more needs to be done to stabilize funding. State funding for homeless shelters has decreased since the 1980s, according to a news release issued by state Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland."Change doesn't come from Washington; change comes to Washington"
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple , a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano.Police: Bleeding crash survivor crawled 3 hours to escape Topsham gully
Topsham police say a Lewiston man was taken to a hospital after he spent about three hours crawling to the road after crashing his vehicle into a gully along Route 196 on Sunday morning. According to Topsham Police Sgt.Lewiston rep proposes bill to improve student attendance
Maine lawmakers are considering a measure this session that would allow local school boards to lower the age at which students are required to attend school from seven years to five. Sen. Nate Libby's bill is aimed at improving school attendance.Lewiston issues parking ban for weekend storm
The storm is expected to start with light snow Saturday, according to WGME meteorologist Charlie Lopresti. Steadier snow is expected by evening.Police search for missing girl
Police are asking the public for help in their search for a 15-year-old local girl missing since late February. Poilce said Lily Swearingen vanished Feb. 27 and by the middle of March, investigators have no leads as to her whereabouts.New music venue to open in Portland plans to showcase Maine musicians
The inside of the future Portland House of Music and Events, or HOME, is under construction as seen in this recent photo. The inside of the future Portland House of Music and Events, or HOME, is under construction as seen in this recent photo.ME: Bill That Funds Rail Study for Lewiston-Auburn Gets Broad Support
March 11--AUGUSTA -- Lawmakers on the Legislature's Transportation Committee heard Tuesday from a diverse lineup of speakers touting a bill that would complete a study examining the economic impacts of a passenger rail link between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn. The study would also develop a specific rail service development plan that would likely determine how many daily trips between the cities would be offered and how the system would link into the state's existing passenger rail system and schedules.College achievements by Bedford students
Danielle Munoz, of Bedford, a student at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, spent the fall 2014 semester studying abroad in Austria. Munoz is a politics major.LePage defends tax proposals in Auburn
Adrienne Bennett, Gov. Paul LePage's press secretary, holds the microphone as Turner beef farmer Ralph Caldwell asks LePage about his plan to eliminate the income tax and raise property taxes, at Edward Little High School in Auburn on Wednesday. Caldwell said he has a lot of land and pays a lot of property taxes.
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