RUSSfromMAINE

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7/20/99<br />
Russ Dillingham Lewiston Sun Journal<br />
A dragonfly takes a precarious perch on top of a milk adder as it swims along the banks of the Androscoggin River in Turner Maine Tuesday afternoon 7/20/99

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    A man lays on the side of Pine Street in Lewiston at the corner of Park Street Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle. The bicyclist was summonsed.

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    Cast and crew members take a bow during a standing ovation at Olin Arts Center in Lewiston as they make a curtain call after their performance of "I am Lewiston" presented by Tree Street Youth Wednesday evening.

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    Sulekha Abdow tries to stay calm as she waits to go on stage to recite her poem, "Anxiety and I" at Olin Arts Center in Lewiston Wednesday night.

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    Kayla Collette shows off a pair of cream pies she made at Valley View Orchard Pies in Oxford.

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    Julien Loch, 11 months old, from Auburn, found a sample of chili he liked and asks for more as his mother Haley holds him during Tuesday night's 16th annual Chili & Chowder Taste Challenge at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston

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    Mike Cushing is covered in mud as he circles the track at the Farmington Fairgrounds Wednesday with Yankee Peach, left and Shady Touch, right. The racing season started last weekend in Scarborough and continues every weekend there through the summer with a week of racing in Farmington during the fair in mid September.

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    Steven Wilson steers his sulky off the track at the Farmington Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon following a training session. Despite a mud soaked track, he was exercising Another Sassy Filly, a two year old standardbred in preperation for July's Maine Sire Stakes. Maine's harness racing season started last weekend in Scarborough and continues every weekend there through the summer with a week of racing in Farmington during the fair in mid September and a handful of other locations throughout the state.

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    Monique LaRue, of Turner, prays after receiving ashes with her children at Wednesday's mass at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston during on Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019. From left to right are Grace, Joseph, not seen, Elizabeth and Vanessa.

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    After scoring frozen snow with a shovel, Scotty Charles struggles with a scoop as he shovels off the roof of Bootleggers Beverage & Redemption Center in Lisbon, Maine on Wednesday afternoon March 13, 2019 where he works. Warm temperatures started melting the snow which began leaking through the roof. The cat cutout is part of a sign for a business next door.

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    Juss talks to her "client" during a recent session at her home in Whitefield.

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    Easton Palmer takes part in Monday afternoon's baseball practice in the Dirigo gymnasium where his father was coaching the team during Monday afternoon's first practice of the season.

  • Auburn Water District Treatment Plant Manager Chris Curtis, left and Water Quality Technician Dan Fortin augered through 18-20 inches of ice in one of dozens of spots on Lake Auburn in Auburn, Maine Thursday morning March 21, 2019 while taking phosphorus samples all over the lake to get an idea of the health of the body of water that supplies drinking water to the area.

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    A pair of perigren falcons bask in the afternoon sun on the spire of the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, Maine Tuesday March 19, 2019.

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    Montello Elementary School ELL teacher Susan Slee works with students during a class on March 19, 2019.

  • Bates College lacrosse player Matt Chlastawa prior to a recent practice at Bates College in Lewiston.

  • A firefighter is showered with firefighting foam as they pull apart the walls of a mobile home at 65 Bridgham Road in Buckfield Thursday morning.

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    One year old Beau Robichaud shakes paws with L/A Nordiques mascot Freddie the Yeti at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Monday evening after the team returned from their championship game over the weekend. His father Cam is the head coach of the team and returned to their home rink to several dozen fans and family members gathered there to greet them.

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    Stars projected onto the dome of the planetarium at Bates College are a blur in this 30 second time exposure during a recent show.

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    Penza Lemba clears the snow off her vehicle on Jefferson Street in Lewiston Monday morning as snow piled up overnight after yesterday's warm and sunny day. "It's not as bad as last year, I'm used to it now." said Lemba as she cleaned off her brush and ducked inside her warm SUV.

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    Bates College student Belle Bernhoeft, left, explains to Sumaya Bashir, 7, of Lewiston how a telescope works by demonstrating how the first ones moved two lenses back and forth to magnify and focus objects far away during Monday night's 3rd annual Bates Astronomy Extravaganza on the campus in Lewiston.

  • Women in Maine Politics

    Maine's first female governor Janet Mills, center, is surrounded by female colleagues on the steps inside the capital building in Augusta February 26, 2019.

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    Saturday morning's third annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the United Methodist Church of Auburn on Park Street.

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    Khalid Mohammed, 10, of Lewiston helps family members and friends prepare the Blake Street Community Garden in Lewiston for planting Wednesday afternoon. St. Mary's Nutrition Center Lots to Gardens has been growing plots all over the city where they help community members create their own gardens to grow and harvest fresh produce.

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    Aurora Blackthorn waters her "babies" in a greenhouse on the outskirts of Farmington recently where she works with Erica Haywood growing marijuana.

  • Jocelyn Bradbury of Oxford, Maine leans into her sled as her team pulls her over the final stretch of a frozen cornfield in Farmington, Maine and victory in Sunday's Maine State Sled Dog 8-team Race February 17, 2019.

  • ean Rene Saucier of Woburn, Quebec pushes his sled through a frozen cornfield in Farmington, Maine in Sunday's Maine State Sled Dog 8-team Race February 17, 2019.

  • Jon Dillingham, of Poland, slides around Sabattus Pond in Wales Sunday morning with a group of "Hooligans" as he warms up for a day of ice racing with a group of friends. Several said they "have a sickness whith motorcycle racing and we just want to come out and have some fun and try nto to killing each other doing it." Visit sunjournal.com to watch them racing from a racers perspective. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Giuseppe Bonnano, 12, pops a wheelie as he flies across Sabattus Pond Sunday morning with a bunch of "hooligans" racing. Visit sunjournal.com to watch racing from a racer's perspective. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Claudette Coy reacts as she opens her front door on Lower Street in Turner Thursday morning and learns that she was receiving a free tank of oil from Murray-Heutz Oil & Propane of Turner in addition to flowers and a box of chocolates delivered by David RIchard, right. For the fourth year in a row, Maine Energy Marketers Association has organized the event with it's members to deliver free oil and propane to some of their loyal customers who they felt would benefit the most from the kind gesture. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Bates College sophomores Anna Maheu, left and Malie White jump into Lake Andrews during Friday afternoon's annual "Puddle Jump" on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine on February 8, 2019. Visit sunjournal.com to watch a video of the event. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Bates College students, from left to right, Ben Seaman, left, Mia Matlack, David Ingraham and Ben Stratton launch themselves into Lake Andrews during Friday afternoon's annual "Puddle Jump" into on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine on February 8, 2019. Visit sunjournal.com to watch a video of the event. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Madyson King, 11, sitting on a sled holds on to her friend, Aylah Valliere, 8 (grey sweatpants) as other friends and siblings cheer and wait for their turn on the one sled they were sharing to slide down a hill in an empty lot off Howe Street in Lewiston, Maine Thursday afternoon January 16, 2019. The spires of Basilica Saints Peter & Paul rise in the background. (SUN JOURNAL PHOTO BY RUSS DILLINGHAM)

  • A suspect is taken into custody at the corner of North Hatch Hill Road and Sawyer Road in Greene, Maine Wednesday morning after a chase through several area towns before he crashed into the ditch at right. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Rory Young and Elizabeth Richardson exchange vows on Long Pond in Livermore, Maine Saturday afternoon January 19, 2019. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • The Hartley Block, lower left, will soon fill a giant void in the landscape of Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine where developers welcomed visitors to a sneak peak of a few of the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that were finished. In addition to the score of apartments, the first floor will be available for retail stores. (Sun Journal aerial photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Vehicles streak across the Longley Memorial Bridge as the lights of Lewiston, Maine shine in the background in this aerial time exposure taken on Friday night November 30, 2018. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Aerial)

  • When Carl Sanborn, back right, showed up to plow a client's driveway during Sunday afternoon's Nor'Easter on Turner Street in Auburn, Maine he found a resident stuck. With the help of the drivers friend, Jed Brown, second from right, they got the unidentified driver on her way and made room for Sanborn to get on with plowing on January 20, 2019. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • James Mockler, of Grey, center, wasn't happy with the view from his seat with his mother and Bubbe (yiddish for grandmother) so he found a better vantage point in the middle of the center aisle at Beth Abraham Synagogue in Auburn, Maine and stole the show as Rebbetzin Lisa Mayer, left, presents her original play "The Problem with the Pretzel" Sunday night December 9, 2018 during their annual Chanukah celebration. Members of the congregation were performing the annual play before going outside to light the giant menorah followed by more music and food. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • After shoveling where the plow went past on Shawmut Street in Lewiston, Maine on Monday morning January 21, 2019, Egor Domingues catches his breath before he and his cousin finish digging out the rest of their car in their driveway after the weekend snowstorm. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • A Lewiston firefighter catches his breath after coming out of an apartment on the second floor Wednesday morning at 906 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Dancers float across the stage at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston Wednesday during the final dress rehersal of A Nutcracker Christmas. Dozens of local dancers from The Dance Center in Auburn will put on three shows this weekend. For more information or tickets, visit francocenter.org (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Sugar Plum Fairy, Katarina Weissbach and Cavalier, Stefan Kroger, center, float across the stage at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston Wednesday during the final dress rehersal of A Nutcracker Christmas. Dozens of local dancers from The Dance Center in Auburn will put on three shows this weekend. For more information or tickets, visit francocenter.org (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Dennis Connelly uses a snow scoop to clear his driveway Thursday morning January 3, 2019, on Gill Street in Auburn, Maine. "I would much rather be working in the garden but this is what you get when you live in Maine. At least this snow is light, unlike the last storm."The blue whirligig in the foreground is one of many in his snow-covered garden. (Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham)

  • Bowdoin's Sam Grad blocks a shot by Bates' Nick Gilpin as he tries to drive to the basket during the first half of Thursday night's game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Oxford Hill's Garrett Record, left and Cony's Simon McCormick scramble for a loose ball during the first half of Thursday's game in Paris. An alert teammate called a time out for Oxford Hills. (SUN JOURNAL PHOTO BY RUSS DILLINGHAM)

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