Cascades Inc. is closing Cascades Auburn Fiber due to poor sales. The plant, which employs 45 people, manufactures de-inked pulp. Production will end on July 8, and the plant will close its doors July 15.
Auburn students soon can have medical marijuana administered to them in school. Last night (Jan. 7) the school committee voted unanimously in favor of a new policy, that would apply to students who have written certification, to use medical marijuana from a medical provider.
The Lewiston-Auburn area had 596 reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases per 100,000 people. That ranks the area as the highest percentage of STDs among Maine's metro areas. This is according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report for 2013.