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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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  • Nicole Simond, 35, of Lewiston, kisses a friend goodbye on Pierce Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon after being arrested on a warrant.

  • Bard puts one of his newest and prized trucks into one of the 42 custom made cabinets in his "toy box" on his property in Litchfield.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • Activity from Tuesday night's Community BBQ on Bartlett Street in Lewiston. Part of Growing Healthy Neighborhoods monthly Community Dinners which aims to bring neighbors together and inform them about the massive Growing Our Tree Streets project.

  • People explore Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.

  • An aerial view of the Lewiston High School August Graduation at Don Roux Field at the high school Monday night

  • One of two sneakers of a young boy hit by a car at the corner of Dow Avenue and Sabattus Streets in Lewiston remains in the middle of the street as Lewiston's accident reconstruction team works the scene Monday at sunset. The setting sun is often blinding to drivers and pedestrians on this stretch of road, especially at this time of year.

  • Edward Little High School senior Hanna Roy paints her designated parking space in the lower lot at Edward Little in Auburn, Maine Thursday morning August 15, 2019. Nobody at the school knows how long the tradition has been going on but someone who has been at the school for 20 years said it started long before she got there. According to principal Scott Annear, there are no rules to this "weird tradition" except they have to be "appropriate" and is "first come first serve" and unofficially begins after the lines in the parking lot are painted, which was this past Monday.

  • The 2019 Great Falls Balloon Festival Parade comes across the Longley Memorial Bridge from Auburn into Lewiston Saturday morning.

  • Nick Bouyea, of Lewiston, a crew member for the balloon Neon Dreamz puts the crown in place as it inflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

  • Neon Dreamz pilot Patrick Grogan of North Carolina fires up his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

  • Nick Bouyea, of Lewiston, a crew member for the balloon Neon Dreamz holds onto the crown lines as it deflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

  • Great Falls Balloon Festival board member Matt Conklin reaches out and pretends to grab the basket of the Re/Max balloon as it does tethered launches Sunday morning after the launch was cancelled.

  • Scenes from Sunday afternoon and evening at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • Scenes from Sunday afternoon and evening at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • L&A Veterans Council raised money to get a Vietnam-era Corsair A-7D fighter jet transported from Montana to Lewiston's Veteran's Memorial Park last month. However, they could not fit the wings onto the trailer and need to raise another $6,000 to get them to Lewiston so L&A Veterans Council Chairman and American Legion Post 22 Commander, Jerry Dewitt, hat and tan shirt on ladder, took the opportunity of a large crowd in town to open the cockpit and give tours of the plane during the weekend's balloon festival in hopes of getting donations. Anyone interested in helping is asked to call Dewitt at 207-576-0376.

  • Scenes from Sunday afternoon and evening at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • Balloons rise into the air at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Sunday night during the only successful launch of the entire 3 day festival.

  • Scenes from Sunday afternoon and evening at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

  • Norm and Deb Steeves' dog Willow waits for a ride around Oxford Plains Speedway Wednesday morning before the rain came. The pair, from Pittsfield, have seen every race since 1974 and were the first to arrive last week. They travel the race circuit and know many of the racers with Travis Benjamin a favorite since he broke into racing but think the favorite to win is Nick Sweet.

  • Shaad Masood, left, dances with his daughter Eidie and wife Andrea at Dufresne Plaza in Lewiston to the music of Sylvain's Acadian Aces during Friday night's Art Walk Lewiston Auburn. The sculpture in the foreground is by Maureen Andrew of Greene who makes a statement with her artwork by highlighting how much plastic we all use every day that we all need to use less of.

  • A young couple watches Tuesday's Opening Convocation in the school's quad

  • Bates College juniors Maya Matlack and Brady Orozco-Herman found themselves a comfortable spot to watch Tuesday's Opening Convocation in the school's historic quad.

  • Bates Mill Complex Aerial

    An aerial view of the Bates Mill Complex and downtown Lewiston, Maine taken August 15, 2019.

  • There were few people on the beach and swimming on Taylor Pond in Auburn, Maine Monday afternoon August 26, 2019 at Crescent Beach except for a few stretching their summer vacation. Gianna Balestrino and her brother Xander relax after splasing around all afternoon on the last day of their vacation before heading back to start school this week in Glens Falls New York.

  • An aerial view of Bates Mill #5 and downtwon Lewiston on August 14, 2019.

  • Ellenor Clavette gives her 3 year old twin brother Ayden a push as they learn to ride bicycles for the first time on their birthday presents at Union Street Gully in Auburn Thursday night.

  • Samir Zamundu, from the group, The Reminders, performs during a dress rehersal at Schaeffer Theatre Friday morning July 12, 2019.

  • A member of MaMa2 is a blur in this long exposure photograph during Friday morning's rehersal.

  • A pair of dragonflies dance around the pond at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester Monday afternoon.

  • Lynn Mcclelland, right, watches his grandson flip over backwards in South Pond at the Greenwood Town Beach in Greenwood, Maine Friday afternoon as he and his friend, Barbara Phelps, stay cool in the shade. The two are from the Greenwood area but their grandson, Jay Penta, is from New Hampshire visiting here on vacation. They met Lindsey Duhamel, who lives in Massachussetts on vacation with family at their home just down the road met in the water and she taught Penta some tricks as her cousin, Hunter King, hangs off her waiting for his turn.

  • Mlik Mohamud, of Lewiston, walks across the water fountain at Festival Plaza in Auburn Sunday afternoon while trying to stay cool with his siblings and father.

  • Tara Nguyen is consoled by a friend in the Auburn Walmart parking lot after her boyfriend was shot to death.

  • Young and old cool off and play in Sabbathday Lake at Outlet Beach in New Gloucester Monday afternoon. Outlet Beach has been a privately owned traditional swimming hole since the 1920’s. The snack shack is the oldest standing structure on the Sabbathday Lake, which was settled by the Shakers. For more information about hours at the beach and snack shack, visit brescaandthehoneybee.com

  • Pastime's Brock Belanger chases down Bessey's Wyatt Williamson after getting caught in a pickle during Thursday's game in Paris.

  • Bessey Motors' Hunter LaBussiere gets tagged out at the plate by Pastime catcher Samuel Laroche but was safe as Laroche didn't hold on to the ball during Thursday's game in Paris.

  • Jason Snow of Lewiston flies out of a bowl in the Lewiston Skatepark Wednesday afternoon. He was practicing spinning the scooter around and landing back on it.

  • The Newbury Street Community Garden is growing great between the Androscoggin and Little Androscogin Rivers in Auburn Wednesday afternoon.

  • York's Robbie Hanscom tries to keep his composure as he watches a teammate warm up after being releived on the mound during Saturday's championship game in Lewiston where the host team won the game 8-4 and advance to the regional tournament in Connecticut next week.

  • Action from Saturday's final game of the 2019 Maine State Little League Tournament where Lewiston defeated York to advance to the regional tournament.

  • Lewiston relief pitcher Ethan Blue, center, reacts after recording the final out in his team's 8-4 victory over York Saturday at Elliot Avenue Little League Field in Lewiston to capture the state championship and advance to the regional finals in Connecticut where they will take on Massachussetts on Sunday. Behind Blue, left to right are Jeffrey Randall, Joe Dube and Mike Caron.

  • Fin Jimenez, of Scarborough, left, walks back to the barn after hopping off the tractor his sibling Fisher, was pretending to drive at Roebucks Angus farm in Turner, Maine on Sunday July 28, 2019 during the annual Open Farm Day. They came to visit with their friend, Abby Ham jumping off the tractor, who lives just down the street in Turner.

  • Ryan Smith, left and Robbie Hollis jog down the Whitman Spring Road Trail in Auburn Thursday night August 1, 2019 before a training run.

  • Koda Schindler checks out a turtle as a frog jumps out of the hands of his sister Ellie Jean as brother Tommy looks on at Beaver Park in Lisbon Friday afternoon. They live in Auburn but their parents got a season's pass and love the shallow and cool spring fed pond.

  • In addition to firefighters bushwacking through brush and across streams to get to a woods fire near Tabers on Lake Shore Drive in Auburn Monday afternoon, many were ferried over on boats from the Route 4 boat launch. A helicopter making water drops was also used.

  • Hannah Josephs of Yarmouth sits on the rail of the show barn at the Litchfield Fair Tuesday afternoon while waiting her turn in the 4H Working Steers competition.

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