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  • CITbalconyfallSAP061416

    Lewiton Police Officer Larry Maillet takes notes on the side of 17 Jefferson Street in Lewiston Monday night after a fight on the second floor balcony caused three young men to crash through the balcony and fell onto the chain link fence below. A friend of one of those involved holds paper towels to the neck of one of the combatants until medical personel arrive. One was taken to the hospital on a stretcher with non life threatening. Another was being evaluated in an ambulance while the third refused medical attention. None were cooperative with the police and no charges were filed.

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    Leslie Walker comforts Elton Bosmus, 3, who she was babysitting, during a prayer at the First Universalist Church in Auburn Monday night during a vigil to celebrate strength of diversity in response to the weekend's massacre in Orlando.

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    Larry Gilbert Sr., a Vietnam Veteran from Lewiston, places flags on the left side of veterans graves at Mt. Hope Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. About two dozen volunteers placed over 1,000 flags in the Lewiston cemetery. After a mass email to groups and organizations from Lewiston's city clerk to help honor veterans, board members of the Liberty Festival organized and promoted it. Others have joined in to do the same at other local cemeteries. The city paid for the flags.

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    Les Taylor, of Gray, a Korean War Veteran, salutes as the National Anthem is played by the Gray-New Gloucester band inside the Lunn-Hunnewell AMVETS Post No. 6 in New Gloucester Monday morning after threats of rain forced the cancellation of the parade.

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    Members of the Kora Temple Legion of Honor Color Guard, Highlanders and others look into the sky as a Civil Air Patrol plane flies over Saturday morning's Memorial Day celebration at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston.

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    Asher Mackenzie, 6, and his siblings, Aiden, 8 and Avery, 11, of Lewiston, watch the parade go past them during Saturday's Memorial Day Parade in Lewiston.

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    Piper, J. Chirstopher Pinchbeck, a Hebron Academy graduate from the class of '87 leads students and faculty out of the athletic center at Hebron Academy for the 18th and final time at the conclusion of the 212th commencement exercises at Hebron Academy Saturday morning.

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    Edward Little shortstop Taylor Depot dives for a line drive that she managed to knock down and prevent extra bases during Thursday afternoon's playoff game against Cony. Edward Little won the game 4-0 and will next face Messalonskee on Saturday.

  • CITartvanpaintSAP061016

    Anita McHenry, right, Maliyah Powell, second from right, and other students and teachers from the Lewiton Middle School Alternative Education Program paint the new ArtVan behind the school Thursday morning. After nearly 8 years, the ArtVan 501c3 charitable program needed a new van. With donations from businesses and foundations they bought a new one, but wanted to keep the same identity as the old one. Founder and Ex Director, Jamie Silvestri asked her friend, LMS Alternative Ed instructor, Dan Sansoucy, if he and his students would help paint the new van. ArtVan is a mobile arts therapy organization whose mission is to provide a creative and collaborative environment to encourage youth who have little or no arts access to fully express their imaginations, relationships and experiences within themselves, among their peers and across our communities. For more information on ArtVan, visit their website at: www.artvanprogram.org

  • CITbatesgraduation04P053016

    Hannah Beinecke, of Manchester, MA, gets a hug from cousins, Max and Ethan Raphaelson following Sunday's commencement at Bates College. The boys came from New Hampshire with many family members to share in Hannah's graduation from college.

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    Kenisha Alyson Allen-Daley, of Boston MA, carries her 7 month old son Kendan as she exits the stage after receiving her diploma from Bates College in Lewiston Sunday.

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    William Johnston Edmiston III, of Mooresville, NC, takes a selfie after receiving his diploma during Sunday's commencement at Bates College in Lewiston.

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    Cody Kidder, 11, of Wilton, splashes around in Wilson Lake in Wilton Monday afternoon while cooling off with friends.

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    Ricky Gaboury and Tena Trask embrace with other family and friends outside Feranklin County Superior Court following Monday's plea agreement from Tommy Clark, who killed their daughter in a hit and run accident earlier this year.

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    Franco American War Veteran honor guard member Bert Dutil presents arms during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of Tuesday's ground breaking ceremony at Oxford Casino.

  • NORlilacfestivalSAP052916

    Patty Watts, of Norway, right, points out a grouping of lilacs to her sister, Judy King, of Oxford as they tour the McLaughlin Garden Saturday afternoon during the annual Lilac Festival that continues through Monday.

  • CITaccidenP052416

    A Lewiston firefighter peers into the drivers window of a car a teenage driver and at least one pasenger climbed out and escaped serious injury Monday afternoon after the vehicle rolled into a field on Farwell Street in Lewiston between Charles and Goulet Streets. The driver told police that he swerved to avoid a cat.

  • Lewiston firefighter Bill Bergeron vents the roof of 31 Pettingill Street in Lewiston.

  • CITfire03Pr051716

    Chris Hinkley uses a hose that he stretched across the street from his house on Jepson Avenue to help extinguish a fire that jumped from the house fire on Pettengill Street to the lawn and woods behind it in Lewiston Tuesday night.

  • CITreenactmentP052416

    Bates College students dressed as Danish, Viking raiders and Anglo-Saxon warriors battle on the athletic field at Lewiston High School Monday morning with an audience of about 400 freshman from LHS.

  • Crabby bee

    A bee collects pollen on a crabapple tree off Central Avenue in Lewiston Thursday morning.

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    Runners take off at the start of the 100 dash during Tuesday's track meet at Gouin Field Complex in South Paris.

  • CITcoldfansSAP061716

    Fans bundle up against a fridgid wind as Lisbon's Carly Drischler swings at a pitch during Monday afternoon's game against Telstar in Bethel.

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    A crow takes fllight from the top of a cupola at the Fortin Group/Auburn funeral home on Turner Street in Auburn Thursday afternoon.

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    Carissa Tinker, of Bar Harbor, from Maine Student Action Network, center in blue, along with over a dozen others rose to their feet and pulled out signs during Wednesday night's town meeting at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Lewiston, Maine.

  • CITmothersdaySAP050916

    Brandon Bennett, left and his sister Madison, right, watch their mother Angel, of Sabattus, put the finishing touches on a new memorial at the gravesite of her mother, Rachel Turgeon, Sunday morning at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. It was an emotional mother's day for everyone there, including Angel's sister Tammy Allen, background, of Monmouth, whose mother recently died unexpecidly just a few months ago.

  • CITriverrescue02Pr051316

    Androscoggin County Chief Deputy William Gagne grabs onto a boat pioleted by Maine Game Warden Dave Chabot at the Turner boat launch Thursday afternoon. In the back are Carlos Portillo and his wife who had to be rescued themselves after coming to the aid of another boater whose boat was sinking in the middle of the Androscoggin River. Chabot called a friend, Don Fortin, who lives nearby on the river and asked to use his boat.

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    Carlos Portillo, of Turner, kisses his 5 year old daughter Carly at the boat launch in Turner after being rescued from the Androscoggin River.

  • SPTcolbybateswlax02P042816

    Colby's McGara DeWan, left and Bates' Camille Belletete vye for a faceoff during Wednesday night's women's lacrosse game at Bates College in Lewiston.

  • SPTbrunLEWlax01P051816

    Lewiston's Roman Denis tries to get control of the ball as Brunswick's Jack Hladky puts the pressure on him during Tuesday afternoon's lacrosse game in Lewiston.

  • From left to right: Front row: Aliette Cloutier and Normand Gagnon. Back: Aya Wakita, Don Cunningham and Josh White.

  • Nearly full moon rising

    A nearly full moon rises behind Kents Hill Academy in Readfield Tuesday night. Friday it will be full.

  • CITjuliaP042916

    Julia Sleeper, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston, is swarmed by staff and her "kiddos" at the center recently.

  • CITcircusprepSAP041216

    Elephant trainer Anthony Friscia opens the door for Asian elephants, Viola and Isa, after a long drive from Connecticut. They were heading into the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn Monday afternoon in preperation for Tuesday's Garden Bros Circus performances at 4:30 & 7:30 inside the Auburn hockey rink. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, visit: norwaysavingsbankarena.com

  • CITnasaSAP042016

    Abigail Burleigh, 4, of Lewiston, shouts with joy as she plays with an interactive exhibit at the Auburn Public Library Tuesday morning. She was visiting the library with her sister and parents during school vacation. The library is one of only 7 in the country that were chosen to host the exhibit, Discover NASA. On Friday, from 3-6pm, there will be an opening event with tours and talks on everything NASA. The exhibit will be on display until July 8th. For more information on this and other library programs, visit: www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

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    Atiya Haji's works on a basket at the Somali Bantu Community Office, 145 Lisbon street Suite # 506, in the Professional Building, in Lewiston.

  • CITfestivalSAP041716

    A family of radish mice adorn a table of edible art that Ken and Steve Blais from Rolly's Diner were creathing Saturday afternoon during the first Monthly Street Festival in New Auburn at 4 Season Farm Market on Third Street. There will be a Street Festival every 3rd Saturday of every month until October.

  • CITdrugbust01SAP040716

    Lewiston police officers arrest a Alamine Mahamat, 20, of 119 Horton St. for violating conditions of release and refusal to submit to arrest at the corner of Howe and Ash Streets Thursday at 7:20 pm. According to a police officer on scene, when a patrolman tried to stop the Mahamat, he took off running. When searched, police found a bag of what appeared to be drugs, in his pocket.

  • CITkudosNancyswimsP042516

    Nancy Lizotte works with a group of young swimmers during a recent synchronized swimming lesson at the YWCA in Lewiston.

  • NORmaplesunday01SAP032816

    Aaron Mason checks the color of the latest batch of maple syrup that was being produced Sunday morning in the Sugar House at the family business, Greenwood Mountain Maple Products, during Sunday's Maine Maple Sunday. "It was an early season, and with the weather forecast for the coming week, we might hit our target of 1,000 gallons.

  • CITsnow02SAP042716

    Tulips are covered in melting snow in Dufresne Plaza in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon.

  • CITwhitings03P033116

    A beautiful smelling trash can full of marigolds, impatients, pansies , lantana and verbena sits in the corner of one of the greenhouses at Whiting Farm in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. The early flowers are picked off "deadheading", so that the energy of the plant goes into getting bigger and producing more flowers when they open for the season on May 7th.

  • SPTclawsenergy01P031916

    Maine Red Claws' Malcolm Miller finds a seam between Iowa's Terry Whisnant, left, Mardracus Wade, center, and D.J. Stephens , and flies to the basket during the first period of Friday night's game in Portland.

  • CITstormP040816

    Randy Burgess looks up at the damage to trees, including a prize black walnut, that were damaged when this pine came crashing down next to his house at the top of Goff Hill in Auburn Thursday. His mother Virgina planted the tree over 40 years ago. Burgess and his mom were watching TV when they heard the crack and crash. When they looked out, the noticed that it missed his new vehicle by inches as it came down parallel to the driveway at 467 Court Street.

  • Midweek mystery

    The Roak Block and Androscoggin River are reflected in the ball on top of the gazebo along the Riverwalk in Auburn.

  • A rusting, ornate, guard on the bridge across the canal on Canal Street in Lewiston frames city hall. The Bates Mill comples is on the left. Thousands of locals walked across this and others on their way to the mills.

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