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    Liane Lamothe of Lisbon waits patiently in line with dozens of other area residents who attended Wednesday's Community Outreach Program in a parking lot on Spring Street in Auburn where Greater Androscoggin Humane Society was giving free rabies and other immunizations to area residents. Lucy, her baby Pomaranian keeps warm in her pocketbook, the youngest offspring of Sissy, who Lamothe is holding while another offspring from an earlier litter, Lona, begs to be picked up. According to Jack Black from the Humane Society, it is the first, but not the last time they will do this.

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    Liane Lamothe of Lisbon waits patiently in line with dozens of other area residents who attended Wednesday's Community Outreach Program in a parking lot on Spring Street in Auburn where Greater Androscoggin Humane Society was giving free rabies and other immunizations to area residents. Lucy, her baby Pomaranian keeps warm in her pocketbook, the youngest offspring of Sissy, who Lamothe is holding while another offspring from an earlier litter, Lona, begs to be picked up. According to Jack Black from the Humane Society, it is the first, but not the last time they will do this.

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    The original set of stations of the cross that were in the lower church are now in storage at the basilica.

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    An aerial view of Barker Mill Arms on Mill Street in Auburn.

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    Piper Fenderson, 4, of Hiram dances with her cousin, Jackson Battles,2, of Freedom New Hampshire while Buzz and Kathy Vanadestine perform with the Hurricane Mountain Band plays backup at The Silver Spur in Mechanic Falls Sunday afternoon. For more information on upcoming shows or to visit the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, visit their facebook page at:www.facebook.com/MECountryMusicHOF

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    Mike Worcester, of Greene, takes his sons, Chance, 5, and Jett, 9 for a stroll along the Riverwalk in Auburn Sunday afternoon to check out the roar of the mighty Androscoggin River going over Great Falls. Visit sunjournal.com to get a birds eye view of the falls from Sun Journal Aerial at sunjournal.com

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    Jamin Collins, 11, left and Larson Stone, right, 8, work together to make a marshmallow catapult at the Auburn Public Library Tuesday afternoon. They were taking part in a Fun with Physics program with staff from University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service teaching kids about using force, motion, inertia and energy. For more information on upcoming programs, visit: auburnpubliclibrary.org

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    A mocking bird feeds on a red sumac along the canal on Oxford Street in Lewiston Friday afternoon.

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    Brooklyn Doucette, 6, left, and her brother Colton, 4, paitiently wait with their cousin, Avery Hanson, 3, all of Lewiston, at the Green Ladle in Lewiston Saturday morning for a chance to get an autograph and a photo with Spiderman. Advocates for Children presented two sessions for children to come meet firefighters, police officers, doctors and other positive role models. The focus was on Bully Awareness and all proceeds collected help fund the programs and services of Advocates For Children, whose mission is to reduce child abuse and neglect in Androscoggin County.

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    Sarah Pearson digs out her front walkway Wednesday morning on Ware Street in Lewiston. "I have no idea where the walk is. This is brutal, but beautiful. I certainly won't need any coffee this morning after this." she said while taking a short break to catch her breath.

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    Maine Governor Paul LePage addresses a crowd gathered at Monday afternoon's unveiling of The Silhouette Project in Lewiston.

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    Cars and pedestrians are reflected in a puddle at the corner of Lisbon and Chestnut Streets in Lewiston as a steady drizzle comes down in Lewiston late Monday afternoon.

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    A bald eagle takes off from the ice on the Androscoggin River behind Pat's Pizza in Auburn after devouring part of a meal Sunday afternoon.

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    Tori Gilliam, right of C&C O'Leary Tattoo Company in Auburn free hands a zombie on the leg of Ashley Delaney of Litchfield Friday afternoon at the 5th Annual Fuel The Arts, Art & Tattoo Expo at the Ramada, Lewiston Friday afternoon. Over 50 working Tattoo Artists & Vendors from all over New England will be displaying their work and offering their services throughout the weekend. Open to the public. there are tattoo contests, raffles, prizes, paint & Sip, & much more including the Benefit Art Auction. For more information visit: FuelTheArts.com

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    Corin Webb, right, of Ink Slingrz in Augusta, draws an outline for a potion bottle that will accompany a Halloween themed sleve that Whitney Keliher, of Augusta is in the process of creating with Webb during Sunday's 5th annual Fuel the Arts Art & Tattoo Expo at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Lewiston.

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    Ian Cllugston, of Copiague, New York adds to the body suit of Cory Kittredge, of Whitefield Friday afternoon at the 5th Annual Fuel The Arts, Art & Tattoo Expo at the Ramada, Lewiston Friday afternoon. Over 50 working Tattoo Artists & Vendors from all over New England will be displaying their work and offering their services throughout the weekend. Open to the public. there are tattoo contests, raffles, prizes, paint & Sip, & much more including the Benefit Art Auction. For more information visit: FuelTheArts.com

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    Twelve year old Jackson Melendy flies over the headwall at Black Mountain in Rumford Wednesday morning while forerunning the course during the Boys Class B Alpine Slalom Championships. Mountain Valley ski coach Mark Thibodeau has had the eager 7th grader in his weekly race program and wanted to give him a chance to see what it was like to run a more challenging course. The fall hurt his pride a little, but he came back to forerun the next two races without incident.

  • Ice eyes

    Melting ice on the edge of Franklin Street in Lewiston created a unique pattern as a bubble flats past during Monday morning's melting of the past week's accumulation.

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    A hardy ice fisherman looks for another spot to dig a hole in the Androscoggin River early Friday morning as a fridgid wind blows snow around by the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park in Turner.

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    Diane Letourneau, right, holds a cutout of her grandson Colton Dionne as she cheers his team on during Monday morning's game at the Norway Savings Bank Arena during the annual Lions Tournament. To her right is another grandson, Colton's brother, Ridge, who had already played. Next to him is Diane's daughter and the boys' mother Erica Dionne. They are all from Lewiston.

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    Lisa Tuttle, of Whitefield, shouts about saving the envirnoment at a rally in Dufresne Plaza Sunday at noon that was aimed at getting Senator Susan Collins to act against some of his nominations for key positions in his administration and some of his drastic executive orders.

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    "Rain, snow, or sun, you name it, we walk through it" said Karen Gaudet as her dog Roxy, leads her through Kennedy Park in Lewiston Thrusday afternoon during the height of the snowstorm. "It's been pretty good so far, so I figured we'd get hit pretty hard in February." she quipped as she continued onto Chestnut Steet on her way home.

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    Gray New Gloucester's Alexa Thayer, left, and Haley Kirby, right, celebrate after their team won the Class B Regional Championship with a victory over Lincoln Academy at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland Saturday afternoon.

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    Bates College first year students, from left to right, Robyn Moss, Emma Ullman-Kissel, Molly D'Arcy and Sarah Allen jump into a hole cut into Lake Andrews on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston Friday afternoon. Many students hail the "Puddle Jump" to be the highlight of the 4 day Winter Carnival tradition that started in 1975. For a video from the event, visit www.sunjournal.com

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    Danielle Strout holds on as her dog, Gronk, pulls her and her son Silas, 3, around Taylor Pond in Auburn Sunday afternoon while waiting for her husband Steve to put on their other sons skates. The family live just down the road from the pond and decided to take advantage of the conditions to skate.

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    Carrie Boudreau heads out with her dogs Bella, front, and Camie to ride the trails at Mt. Apetite in Auburn Sunday afternoon. "I usually ride the trails where I live in Raymond, but there are a lot of snowmobiles out today, so I figured it would be safer and less crowded here."

  • Hannah Jones, 9, of Auburn, screams with joy as she flies down the hill at Pettengill Park in Auburn Sunday afternoon as they frolicked in the nearly two feet of new snow with family and friends under bright blue skies, bright sun and warm temperatures.

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    Edward LIttle High School fans react after their team scored during the first period of Monday night's cross town rivalry basketball game against Lewiston in the gym at EL. The beach attire they were wearing was chosen by students who have been picking themes to help with school spirit.

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    YMCA Gymnastics Program coach Emelia Krapovicky works on a back flip with Ella Fortin, 4, of Turner during Thursday afternoon's Tiny Tots program at the Lewiston Armory. For more information about upcoming classes for a varitey of ages and ability, visit www.alymca.org/youth-sports/gymnastics.com

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    Kennedy Park decorated for Christmas 2016

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    Bruce Naquin clears a path in the massive snowbank in front of his apartment on Howe Street in Lewiston Saturday morning that he was greeted with after just returning from visiting family in New Orleans over Christmas before he could unload his car.

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    A fresh blanket of snow covers Lewiston in this panoramic photo taken from the air above Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.

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    Bristol Alexander, 3 of Farmington, left, and her cousin Charloette Emery, 2 of Wayne, wave to Santa as he makes his way down Main Street Saturday morning during the annual Chester Greenwood Day Parade in Farmington.

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    Wind blown snow stuck on this tree on Howe Street in Lewiston began to melt and fall with Friday's warm temperatures, but overnight freezing created a natural snow sculpture frozen in place, for now.

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    Stephanie Wright, of Monmouth, discusses a pair of skis her daughter, Kendal Wright, 5, left, picked out at Sunday's annual Auburn Ski Association Ski Swap at the Auburn Middle School. She was not sure if 22 month old Kerigan, right, would get on skis this year, but hesitated and said, "she always wants to do what big sister does, so you never know." Proceeds from the sales will benefit Lewiston-Auburn area ski teams.

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    Amanda Dwelly waits for traffic to stop before crossing Cedar Street in Lewiston with her cats, Geronimo and Salvadore Tuesday afternoon. Originally from Bellingham, Massachussetts, Dwelly is staying with friends in the area and was heading to Hope Haven to get out of the rain and have something to eat.

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    The crowd cheers Donald Trump as he makes a campaign stop at the Open Door Bible Baptist Church’s Christian Academy during Friday's rally in Lisbon.

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    Ashley Chopelas, a member of the Salem New Hampshire Blue Devil Color Guard, warms up prior to teaming up with the marching band to perform during Saturday night's marching band competition at ELHS.

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    Auburn mayor Jonathan LaBonte tries out a plasma cutter at a vendors booth at Maine Oxy Friday afternoon prior to the company's grand opening of their new flagship store on Washington Avenue in Auburn.

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    Mystery Photo for November 23, 2016

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    A bumble bee has a hard time flying as it takes off from a flower on the shoreline of Taylor Brook in Auburn Monday afternoon.

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    Bates College freshman Sophie Gerry does her homework in the quad at Bates College in Lewiston Tuesday morning surrounded by fall colors.

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    Layla Cyr, 3, of Turner, carefully heads down the steps of a house on Davis Avenue in Auburn Halloween while trick-or-treating with her mother. "When I was a kid, I came here and have been bringing her every year." said her mother.

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    Edward Little High School senior Donnie Peterson wrestles with an armload of ballots that he was transporting form the ballot box to a table in the cafateria at EL where he and other seniors were counting the votes cast by the entire student body at the Auburn school. In addition to Bernie Sanders, several teachers in the school also received write-in votes.

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