Tree Street Youth is an after-school center for at risk students. The center offers enrichment classes and tutoring. The Lewiston 'Tree Street Youth' is on Howe Street and is currently in the running to win a $25,000 prize.
The Lewiston School Committee voted unanimously Monday night on the school budget that would increase property taxes 5.4 percent. That would translate for a home valued at $150,000 in Lewiston to a tax increase of $72.
There will be a celebration of holy matrimony this Saturday at the Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston this Saturday. Both David and Jessica were once homeless and not only found shelter at Hope Haven, they found each other.
State Senator Margaret Craven of Lewiston, introduced two bills this week, that would bring as much as $38 million in state bonding to Lewiston and Auburn. One bill asks for $18 million in state backed bonds to upgrade the rail lines between Yarmouth and Auburn in the hope of bringing passenger train service to the Twin Cities.
Lewiston has been hit hard over the past few weeks with the news of jobs leaving the city. Geiger Brothers announced that up to 100 jobs would be cut and that was followed by White Rock Distilleries announcing that 160 jobs would be moved to their plant in Kentucky. However, not all the economic news is bad for Lewiston.
The makers of Jim Beam bourbon announced that it will shut down production at its Lewiston facility and shift that work to a facility in Kentucky. 160 people work in the Beam’s plant in Lewiston that makes Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum.
Geiger of Lewiston plans on laying off more than 100 factory employees and ending the manufacturing side of its' business. The 135 year old company made the announcement Tuesday (Jan. 22) saying it's one of the largest layoffs in the company's history.
This Christmas marked the final Christmas for Sears in the Lewiston Mall. Sears has been in the Lewiston Mall for 34 years and the liquidation sale, which began in October is set to wrap-up by mid-January.
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