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  • Puddle Jump at Bates College

    Bates College Outing Club member Keenan Shields, foreground, volunteered to help drag fellow students out of the school's pond during the annual Puddle Jump Friday afternoon. Seniors Chris Eddy, left and Peter Krieg hurl themselves in to the 4 feet deep pond before shuffling over to a bon fire across the wet and slipprey pond. It is part of the week long Winter Carnival at the Lewiston college, in it's 36th year.

  • Juno arrives

    Driving winds blow the snow that Lynnell Whitemon is shoveling back into his face as he clears the sidewalk on Lisbon Street in front of Labor Ready early Tuesday morning as Blizzard Juno arrives in the twin cities.

  • Thanks Guy

    Martha Michel talks with Guy Pilote at the Ramada Inn Saturday night during a 50th birthday party for Pilote, a retired Lewiston police officer who, while working as a police officer, saved the life of her daughter April, background.

  • Bangor at Lewiston boys' basketball game

    Lewiston's Tykeem Gaines drives to the basket past Bangor's Dane Johnson, right and Justin Smith, background, during Friday night's boys' basketball game in Lewiston. The Blue Devils downed the Rams

  • Maine Wildlife Park in Winter

    A deer strips bark from a tree in the vast enclosure at the Maine Wildlife Park.

  • Maine Wildlife Park in Winter

    A young mountain lion is still getting used to his enclosure at the Maine Wildlife Park.

  • Mystery Photo for January 11, 2015

  • Berry cold birds

    A Canadian Robin plucks a berry from a tree on Oak Street in Lewiston Thursday morning. Hundreds of robins, Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, European Starlings and other birds stripped numerous trees and bushes in the neighborhood of their fruit in an effort to fuel up to combat the cold weather.

  • Berry cold birds

    A Canadian Robin plucks a berry from a tree on Oak Street in Lewiston Thursday morning. Hundreds of robins, Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, European Starlings and other birds stripped numerous trees and bushes in the neighborhood of their fruit in an effort to fuel up to combat the cold weather.

  • Night lights

    Vehicles streak across the Longley Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn Monday night during this 6 second time exposure at dusk.

  • Liberty Wavers

    Patricio Cadima, left and Lynnell Whitemon dance the day away to not only attract customers to Liberty Tax on Main Street in Lewiston, but it helps keep them warm, especially Thursday afternoon when the temperatures were well below zero with the wind whipping. There are 7 "wavers" that rotate throughout the day on four hour shifts. To watch a video and interview with Whitemon, visit

  • Sledding at Chestnut Street Park in Auburn

    Becky Bombaro of Lewiston flies down the hill at Chestnut Street Park in Auburn Sunday afternoon. Not wanting to miss ou on the fun, her dog Bailey chased her and her family each time they went down.

  • Boothbay at Oak Hill girls basketball

    Oak Hill's Brianna Mulherin, right blocks a shot by Boothbay's Morgan Crocker as she tries to make a layup during Monday night's girls' basketball game in Wales.

  • Route 202 double fatal Tuesday morning

    A man and his son from Winthrop were killed in the vehicle they were in, left after colliding with the SUV, right on Route 202 just over the Greene line in Leeds near the intersection of Leeds Junction Road Tuesday morning.

  • Balet practice

    Alexis Beaucaire, 9 of Greene, right and her twin sister Abigail, hold onto a ballet barre at The Dance Center in Auburn Tuesday afternoon during their ballet class. The center has been open since 1992 and offers classes in all forms of dance, including, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and more. For information on class schedule and enrollment, visit their website at

  • EL swimmer maggie Chirayath

    Edward Little sophomore Maggie Chirayath is a key component in the EL swim program.

  • Santa deer

    A dead deer, complete with decorative antlers, Santa hat and lights wrapped around it hangs in the front yard of Richard Burton's home at 14 Scribner Boulevard in Lewiston.

  • No school sledding

    Ayanthi Reese, center, shouts out in glee as she slides down the hill behind the house of her friend, Cotton Strong. left, with her brother Ishan, right, on Mountain Avenue in Lewiston Tuesday morning. The three, along with Cotton's sister Louisa, were enjoying a day off from school before the bad weather moved in.

  • Young fan

    Caden Champagne, 4 of Auburn, cheers along the plexiglass of the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn Wednesday night during the Edward Little vs Yarmouth hockey game. He was there to watch his uncle, Cade Chapman, a defensemen for the Red Eddies, who is in the background, digging a puck out from the boards.

  • Steam not smoke

    Lewiston firefighters responded to a reported structure fire behind Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon. A caller reported seeing heavy smoke and flames shooting from a building next to the helicopter pad. When firefighters arrived, all they found was a large amount of steam coming from a utility building that was backlit by an orange light that was mistaken as flames by the "good intent" call.

  • Over the top Christmas decorations

    John Lizotte says he didn't have time this year to put out all his decorations, but he still has about 10,000 lights strung up around his house on Baird Avenue in Lewiston.

  • Lake Auburn sunset

    The sun sets on Lake Auburn by the Route 4 turnout Monday afternoon after a glorious day.

  • Eagle Flag

    A bald eagle soars over the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn as Tuesday afternoon's strong wind unfurls the American Flag in Bonney Park in Auburn.

  • Star seeking in South Paris

    Tom Hoffelder of Norway lines up his telescope to view Neptune at Twitchell Observatory in South Paris Wednesday night. He is a astronomy buff, along with others who routinely come to the observatory to help during open houses. Students from Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first virtual public charter school, were on field trip at the observatory. The red streaks at the bottom right are from a flashlight during the 30 second time exposure required to capture this photo.

  • Thanksgiving bounty

    Teo Abbruzzese carries water out to the fields to feed the livestock on the family farm in Turner recently.

  • Thanksgiving bounty

    Kate Abbruzzese hauls a load of hay at sundown Tuesday at her farm, Double Z Land and Livestock on Upper Street in Turner.

  • Cold flamingo sunset

    A pair of pink flamingo seem to stand guard over a dump rake on Upper Street in Turner as the sun sets Tuesday night. Brian Allen used to be scared to death riding on it with his grandfather as they worked their farm in Hebron. It sits on the land he and his wife now live on in Turner.

  • Root reading

    While music pulsed in one room as kids played pool, foosball and danced at the Root Cellar on Birch Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon, there were other quiet rooms where kids were doing homework, art, cooking and a variety of other projects with numerous staff and volunteers mentored and monitored. Nyshia Dunn, 9, of Lewiston, chose to find a quiet spot to enjoy a book. The Root Cellar is a Christian mission with the goal of uniting the local community cause of satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of innter-city youth and their families. It was started nearly 30 years ago in Portland and expanded to Lewiston in 2009. If you would like to know more, volunteer or share your skills, visit their website at:

  • Head on accident in Auburn

    Auburn Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Arsenault steps over debris between two of the four vehicles involved in a serious accident on the Center Street overpass of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Auburn Monday night that send numerous people to the hospital, some with life threatening injuries. According to Erica Rice of Auburn, she was traveling from Lewiston to Auburn when the pickup truck traveling in front of her veered into the opposite lane and hit a small white car traveling toward them, spinning the car around, hitting her as the pickup continued on hitting a jeep head on about 100 feet ahead of them.

  • Veterans Day Salute

    Franco American War Veterans Past Commander Willie Danforth of Auburn, a member of the color guard, looks out at the ceremonies going on during the Second Military and Veterans Tribute at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Sunday afternoon.

  • Ethel Hallock

    Ethel Hallock waits for her bail hearing in 8th District Court in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.

  • Mt. Blue at Lewiston boys soccer playoff

    Lewiston's Abdirahman Shariff leaps over Mt. Blue goalie Colton Lawrence where he followed up with a pass to teammate Abdulkarim Abdulle who booted it into the back of the net for a goal during first half action of Tuesday's playoff game against Mt. Blue.

  • Eastern Maine Class A Soccer Championship

    Lewiston's Ibrahim Hussein, right and Brunswick's Jess Arford vye for a head ball during Wednesday night's Eastern Maine Championship soccer game that the Devils won 2-1.

  • Soccer championship followup

    Chevrus goalie Jacob Tomkinson wrestles with the ball off a corner kick as Lewiston's Abdi Shariff-Hassan tries to jar it loose during Saturday's state championship game.

  • Gabi Stone

    Telstar's Gabi Stone will lead her teammates to the Class C State Championship meet in Belfast this weekend.

  • Carrageen Suri Alpacas

    Carol Furman, closes the door to one of the pastures as some of her alpacas come running back to their barn at Carrageen Suri Alpacas in Gray last week. Carol and her husband John have been transforming their 10 acres into an alpaca oasis for the past 5 years.

  • Carrageen Suri Alpacas

    Newly born alpaca Roberto and his mom, Dania share a tender moment at Carrageen Suri Alpacas in Gray last week.

  • Day of caring at Oak Hill Middle School

    Jada Collins, an 8th grader at Oak Hill Middle School, shucks an ear of corn in a field at Jillsons Farm in Sabattus Friday morning. The corn from this field will to be dried and used as chicken feed. Jada and the rest of the school were taking part in the annual Day of Caring, where students and teachers participate in numerous public service and community projects throughout the area. In addition to helping out at area farms, other students did yardwork, cleaned up cemeteries, canvased for trash along the roads and did several other projects to "give back to the community."

  • EL vs Oxford Hills football

    Oxford Hills junior Isaiah Alexander cheers on the football team during Saturday's homecoming game against Edward Little. For more photos and a story from the game, turn to the sports section.

  • EL at Oxford Hills football

    Oxford Hills' Matt Smith gets away with a facemask stiff arm on Edward Little's Charles Frahn during Saturday afternoon's game.

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