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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Evaristo Deus arraignment

    Evaristo Deus waits for his arraignmnt to begin in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn Wednesday afternoon.

  • Lost Valley Jib Jam

    Cam Mahoney, who came all the way from Kenneybunkport, Maine, flies off the rail during Lost Valley's 4th annual Jib Jam competition at the Auburn, Maine ski area Sunday afternoon. Lost Valley snowboard instructor, John Viale, said the all volunteer group does this in the fall each year to help "put a smile on their faces and get them pumped up for the season." The snow, or ice shavings in this case, used in the runup and landing came from the Colisee in Lewiston who made some extra circuits around the ice rink to make the "snow" especially for this competition. Prizes from Lost Valley and Backwoods Snowboards & Skateboards in Auburn donated prizes for the top 3 winners who were voted on by the competitors and volunteers.

  • Lost Valley Jib-Jam

    Cam Mahoney, who came all the way from Kenneybunkport, Maine, flies off the rail during Lost Valley's 4th annual Jib-Jam competition at the Auburn, Maine ski area Sunday afternoon. Lost Valley snowboard instructor, John Viale, said the all volunteer group does this in the fall each year to help "put a smile on their faces and get them pumped up for the season." The snow, or ice shavings in this case in the runup and landing came from the Colisee in Lewiston who made some extra circuits around the rink to make the "snow" especially for this competition. Prizes from Lost Valley and Backwoods Snowboards & Skateboards in Auburn donated prizes for the top 3 winners who were voted on by the competitors and volunteers.

  • End of the growing season

    Hassan Said, 16 of Lewiston, prepares the soil for winter in the Pine Street Community Garden in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon. He and his family have been eating fresh vegetables that they have grown, thanks to the Lots to Gardens program sponsored by St. Mary’s Nutrition Center that have turned empty lots into gardens tended by local families.

  • 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival

    Scenes from Sunday's 45th annual Pumpkin Festival at Farwell Elementary School in Lewiston.

  • 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival

    Meredith Morgan, 2 of Lewiston, left, and her friend, Morgan Dearborn, 10, of Gray, work on decorating their pumpkins at the 45th annual Farwell School Pumpkin Festival in Lewiston Sunday afternoon.

  • Pumpkin toss

    Vasya Kryvoshievei tosses a pumpkin from the back of his company truck to Bekah Gray of Auburn, an employee at Wallingford's Fruit House in Auburn Monday afternoon. Peter Wallingford said that he can't grow enough on his land to keep up with the demand, so he has a number of deliveries throughout the season from a friend of his that he went to school with that has a big pumpkin farm in Dayton, Maine.

  • Bates beats Williams in football home opener

    Bates defense gang tackles Williams runningback Zlex Scyocuka during Bates' home opeing victory Satruday afternoon.

  • Monmouth at Saint Dominic Academy boys soccer

    Saint Dominic Academy's Connor Samson gets a head on the ball while being pressured by Monmouth's Joshua Neal, left and mat Foulke during Wednesday afternoon's boys soccer game in Auburn.

  • EL at Mt Ararat boys soccer

    Edward Little's Luke Sterling goes verticle during a throw in from the sidelines during Tuesday afternoon's boys soccer match against Mt. Ararat in Topsham.

  • Madison at Monmouth girls soccer

    Monmouth's Haley Fletcher, left and Tia Day, right, squeeze out Madison's Monica Ouellette as they vye for possession of the ball during Monday afternoon's girls soccer game in Monmouth.

  • Winthrop at Mountain Valley field hockey

    Winthrop goalie Corinna Coulton tries to get back into position as a centering pass just bounces out of reach of Mountain Valley's Abby Harding during the first half of Wednesday's field hockey game in Rumford.

  • Dirigo at St. Dominic Academy girls soccer

    Saint Dominic academy's Hailey Eason bends her body to get control of the ball during Wednesday afternoon's girls soccer game against Dirigo in Auburn.

  • Kung Fu at APL

    Hannah Johndro, 9 of Danville, right, and others emulate Bob Dicrescenzo as he demonstrates a sword technique during Tuesday afternoon's Two Dragons Path Library Kung Fu at the Auburn Public Library. The workshop taught some simple quigong exercises and basic unarmed fighting techniques. All participants received a Young Dragon Certificate of Achievement for their efforts in the workshop. For more information on upcoming programs at the library, visit www.auburnpubliclibrary.org

  • Bubbly good time

    Wylder Demers-Dube, 7, right, has some fun swimming in her pool on Williams Street in Auburn with her family and friends, including neighbor, Tristan Dermoody, 9, left.

  • Redneck Olympics

    A1 teaser for Redneck Olympics

  • Holiday fishing

    Darien Dow, 9, of South Paris, casts his line into the Androscoggin River in Minot during the Labor Day weekend on Saturday afternoon with his brothers, including Logan, 12, right. His father, who grew up across the street and has been fishing here since he was a boy, likes to come back with his boys to spend some qulaity time together outdoors.

  • Bates Dance Festival Movie

    Laura Johnson of Rosemount, Minnesota, pracitce her moves on rocks at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston earlier this week that will be one of 4 installments in a piece combining still and video imagery. Choreographer and director Stephan Koplowitz is working with students at the Bates Dance Festival on the first stage of a work that is targeted to be complete in 2016, merging live performing and film to evoke some of the history and environment of Lewiston. The first stage, now being filmed, is a cinematic backdrop for the work. Koplowitz, who is based in Los Angeles, hopes the project will unveiled in an off-campus performance, potentially created at Payne-Simard Memorial Park and inside the Bates Mill complex.

  • Bates Dance Festival Movie

    Emma Dreyfus of Boston, Ma., pracitce her moves on rocks at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston earlier this week that will be one of 4 installments in a piece combining still and video imagery. Choreographer and director Stephan Koplowitz is working with students at the Bates Dance Festival on the first stage of a work that is targeted to be complete in 2016, merging live performing and film to evoke some of the history and environment of Lewiston. The first stage, now being filmed, is a cinematic backdrop for the work. Koplowitz, who is based in Los Angeles, hopes the project will unveiled in an off-campus performance, potentially created at Payne-Simard Memorial Park and inside the Bates Mill complex.

  • Stabbing thwarted

    Lewiston Police/Code Enforcement Liason Officer Jeff Baril, center, stands over an unresponsive man in the middle of Shawmut Street in Lewiston Sunday afternoon. According to Baril, he was driving down Pine Street when he witnessed the man chasing a woman with a knife. Two unknown men knocked the knife, in grass at left, out of his hand and pushed him to the ground. Baril restrained him until additional police officers arrived. The woman refused to press charges, but according to LPD Sgt. Rob Ullrich, he would face at least disorderly conduct charges. When United Ambulance arrived, he sat up and admitted to drinking a 5th of 100 proof alcohol and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. To watch a video from the scene, visit sunjournal.com.

  • Operation Hot Spots

    Lewiston Police Department's Corporal Thomas Murphy checks out the sneakers of Paul Fitzhebert, sitting on curb, after being placed under arrest for violation of probation. During Operation Hot Spots, Murphy spotted Fitzhebert driving past him and knew he had bail conditions. After pulling him over, other officers found he was in possession of marijuana, a violation of his bail conditions. Dozens of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies swept through downtown Lewiston Wednesday night during the ongoing Operation Hot Spots.

  • Auburn Community Band plays their last summer concert

    While her mother was playing in the Auburn Community Band's last summer concert, Clara Leduc, 5, of Lisbon dances with her doll at Festival Plaza in Auburn Wednesday night.

  • Hauling pooches

    Wayne Milliken takes his dogs, Hunter, left and Jager, for a ride on his ATV around his Poland neighborhood. In the winter, he puts skis on trailer so he can ride with his buddies all year.

  • Farm beauty

    A Clearwing Sphinx Moth feeds off a Zinnia at Slattery's Farm and Maple Supply Company in West Minot on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Farm beauty

    A butterfly feeds off a Zinnia at Slattery's Farm and Maple Supply Company in West Minot on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Longley Farmers Market

    After learning about plants, soil, gardening and more from the Food Corps program at St. Mary's Nutrition Center that started at Longley and Montello Schools last year, Mana Abdow, 9, of Lewiston, labels beet greens that were on sale in front of Longley Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Many of the students have been working through the summer in the garden behind the school as well as in the classroom, with a civics lesson on selling the fruits of their labor at Tuesday's Farmers Market with St. Mary's Nutrition Center staff members.

  • Farm beauty

    A butterfly feeds off a Zinnia at Slattery's Farm and Maple Supply Company in West Minot on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Loncley Farmers Market

    After learning about plants, soil, gardening and more from the Food Corps program at St. Mary's Nutrition Center that started at Longley and Montello Schools last year, Chandelier Meli of Lewiston, counts the remaining garlic for sale in front of Longley Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Many of the students have been working through the summer in the garden behind the school as well as in the classroom, with a civics lesson on selling the fruits of their labor at Tuesday's Farmers Market with St. Mary's Nutrition Center staff members.

  • 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival

    Jim Rodrigue of Lewiston hits the gas to his balloon, Tailwinds, as he and other balloons take to the skies from Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during Friday morning's launch of the 2014 Great Falls Balloon Festival.

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