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  • Joe Derocher, from Lewiston Maine, a combat engineer who served in Vietnam, holds his service dog Cooper at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston Thursday morning, March 29, 2018 as he points to his father's name engraved on one of the memorial stones at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston following a brief ceremony honoring Veitnam Veterans. Derocher was telling Laurence Parks, right, of Sabattus, also a Vietnam veteran who served aboard an aircraft carrier about his father who landed on Omaha beach on D-day in WWII and was severly wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Dave Flynn, of Lyman, bottom right, and several of his friends stretch out the ice fishing season on Range Pond in Poland Tuesday afternoon. "It's better than sitting on the couch and is a whole lot of fun, especially when they are biting." said Flynn. With about 18 inches of ice left, Range Pond is one of the few safe places left in the area to fish. To watch an aerial video of the area, visit (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Auburn Police Officer James Davison carries a young child to a waiting rescue unit to be taken to a local hospital to be evaluated after they fell from out of a second story window at 487 Court Street in Auburn Friday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lewiston Pulbic Works employees Dana Drew, right and Steve Damien wrestle with a wing cable as they pull it out to attach to one of the cities snowplows Tuesday afternoon in the public works garage on Adams Avenue. They were making the preparing for a storm moving in Wednesday afternoon that is predicted to dump over a foot of snow in the area. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Paul Gemme, who has been hand sewing since he was 17 years old, hand sews a pair of womens Lodge Moccacins at Quoddy Inc. in the Pepperell Mill on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The hands and thread of Bruce Boudreault, a 36 year veteran of hand sewing, are a blur as he crafts a pair of womens' driving moccasins at Quoddy Inc. in the Pepperell Mill on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Crews use a lift to work on the side of the Professional Building on Lisbon Street in Lewiston Thursday morning. The work being done is part of the Hartley Block project at 155 Lisbon St., a mixed-use development that will feature 63 mixed-income housing units and 4,000 square feet of commercial space. To watch an aerial video of the downtown area with a fresh blanket of snow, visit (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Jaynne Beaule-Hinkley removes pollen from Easter Lilies being prepared to be picked up or delivered at Blais Flower Shop in Lewiston Friday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • With reports of 16 inches of wet snow from another Nor'easter overnight, Brian Morency, left, dropped his shovel to hammer loose the packed snow in the driveway of his apartment on Winter Street in Lewiston Wednesday morning. His landlord Brett Williams, center, and his son Jeremiah, were shoveling. "Thought we were over this." said Brett as he scooped another shovel full of the heavy snow. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Bill O'Neill, of Rumford, eyes an AR-15 he was considering purchasing at G3 Firearms in Turner Thursday afternoon. "I used to have a bunch of them, but sold those for long range ones that I use for target shooting but am thinking about buying an AR." said O'Neill. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Instead of just shoveling the snow over the fence in front of their apartment on Maple Street in Lewiston, Manis Herrmann, 10, and her father Michael chose to be creative and make a family of snowmen on Wednesday morning. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Students from Park Avenue Elementary School in Auburn are joined by teachers, friends and community members in the school's gym to dance to the music of Rabbi Sruli Dresdner, background, during Friday night's annual Multi-Cultural night that featured ethnic food, music, arts, crafts and a miriad of other customs and traditions from countries around the world that represent students heritage. To watch a video of the dancing, visit (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Norway Detective Gary Hill, center is about to get hit by a snowball as Sierra Powell, blue backpack and pink boots, blocks a giant snowball that he tossed at her while walking home from school on Whitman Street in Norway Thursday afternoon. Chief Robert Federico, left and the fire chief usually join the group of students from Guy E. Rowe Elementary School every day as they walk to and from school. "It's fun and it teaches us to be safe and responsible." said Powell. center, blocks a snowball that (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Hamilton's Darby Philbrick, left and Bates' Allison Dewey battle for a loose ball during Satruday afternoon's womens lacrosse game at Garccelon Field on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Roger Williams' Lauren Flahive, left and Bates' Avery Prince vye for a loose ball during Thursday's game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little's Wol Maiwen goes up for a dunk during a game earlier this year in Auburn against Lewiston High School. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little High School basketball players are a blur as they run through a drill during Wednesday's practice at the school's gym under the watchful eye of their head coach, Mike Adams, middle, as they prepare for Friday night's state championship game in Portland against Scarborough. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Gray New-Gloucester's returning starters Alexa Thayer, left and Alie Martell are framed by Thayer's mit at the high school before Monday's first practice of the season. They both will play a pivotal role in the success of this year's softball team. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lewiston's Ryan Bossie, left and Jayden Wilson throw off their helmets as they rush to celebrate with goalie Conrad Albert as time runs out to end the game. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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  • Hundreds of crows fill the sky above Lewiston as the super blue blood moon sets Wednesday morning as seen from Pagoma Lane in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Parker Krook, 4, of Winthorp, left, watches his father Ryan pull a pike from Sabattus Lake in Sabattus Saturday afternoon during the 2nd annual Oak Hill Boosters Pike Derby. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Owen Cruz, 11, of Auburn, catches a frozen fish that his brother Cody threw on Sabattus Lake Saturday afternoon while they wait for flags to go up during the 2nd annual Oak Hill Boosters Pike Derby. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Christina Tancrede, 11, of Lewiston, Maine, works on a painting during her after school art class at Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery on Canal Street in Lewiston Wednesday, December 31, 2018. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Calvary United Methodist Church of Auburn, Maine pastor Annie Baker-Streevy, center, administers ashes to the forehead of Lewiston resident Stardust Chase in Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 2018. At right is inner faith chaplain Pat Hunter-Gardiner. Their objective was to bring their message to people who may have been too busy to go to church on Ash Wednesday and at the same time give out Valentines Day cards. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Farwell Elementary School second grader Myles Arneault, points to his experiement partner, Parker Crafts, right, and says "You are going to wipe the toilet seat, not me." as Parker reads the instructions the two were tasked with during Wednesday's project at the Lewiston school. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Todd Lester, from Lewiston Water & Sewer Division, removes a steam hose from a frozen fire hydrant at the corner of Frye and College Streets in Lewiston Monday afternoon. The crews routinely inspect the hydrants throughout the winter to make sure they have not become frozen from a slow leak or after being used by the fire department. After use the 6 feet of water at the bottom needs to be pumped out. If they become frozen for any reason, like this one, they can not be used when called upon and there is a possibility of the pipe breaking when the water freezes. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Gilman Dube, left, is stunned and surprised as he stands in his doorway of his Auburn home Wednesday morning. Murray-Heutz Oil delivery drivers Roger Pelletier, right and Brandin Daigneault, background, explain to him that they were there to "top off" his oil tank and deliver the flowers and candy as part of their program called "Fuel Your Love" This is the third year of the program that delivered nearly 2,000 gallons of free fuel to 9 different customers throughout the Central Maine area. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Samari Medrano, 6, of Lewiston, checks out the consistency of her "Mermaid Poop" she and her mother were making at the Lewiston Public Library Wednesday afternoon with about a dozen others taking part in the free children's program. For more information on upcoming events, visit their website at (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Greely/Gray-New Gloucester's Courtney Sullivan, top with arm raised, celebrates with teammates after their 3-1 victory over Chevrus to win the Girls' Ice Hockey Stae Championship at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Saturday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Chevrus/Kennebunk goalie Anna Marie Smith looks back in time to see Courtney Sullivan's blast hit the back of the net for the first goal of the game in the second period. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little's Alex Thompson heads for the bar during Saturday's KVAC meet at Bowdoin. He set a new school record on this jump after vaulting past all the other competitors to win the event. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lewistn's Taylor Chamberlain clears the bar en route to a second place finish at Saturday's KVAC Championships at Bowdoin College. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lewiston arrest

    A suspect tries to jump out a window at 34 Shawmut Street in Lewiston after being cornered in the building by Lewiston Police that had been searchig for him. Visit to watch a video of the arrest. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • While most everyone sledding on the hill at Paradis Park on Pierce Street in Lewiston was using a sled, Adrizak Raheem, 14, and other firends from Lewiston, used trash can lids, laundry baskets, and whatever they could find Sunday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Phillip Pendexter, 15, pulls his friend Jordan Carter, 15, around their Spring Street neighborhood in Lewiston Sunday afternoon. "We were watching YouTube videos of people "sending it" so we decided to send it ourselves" (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The three downtown bridges between Lewiston and Auburn can be seen from this aerial photo as the partially frozen Androscoggin River meanders through the Twin Cities Wednesday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Black Friday shoppers at Kohls in Auburn bundled up as they wait in the front of the line Thursday night. Pat Conrad of Lewiston, left, was "roped into" joining her friend and co-worker to check out the Black Friday experience for the first time.

  • Jen August, reflected in mirror and her son, Michael Hynes, 14, of Auburn, react as barber Rick Morrow shows off Michael's hair that he just cut off at Apollo Barbers in Auburn Saturday morning. Hynes has only cut his hair 3 times in his life and decided he wanted a change and to try something different. He wants to donate it to a non profit with a worthy cause but has not yet decided where. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • "Here it comes" says Max Moulton, 7, to his best friend, Ethan Pulk, 8 as a model train comes around the bend at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club on Mill Street in Auburn Saturday afternoon. The best friends from Auburn have been coming to the ExTRAINaganza since they were toddlers. The fun for all ages continues Sunday and all next weekend from 10-4. For more information, visit their

  • Bates' James Mortimer drives to the basket and floats one in between UNE's Ryan Matthews, left and Jackson McCoy during the first half of Sunday night's basketball game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Saint Dominic Academy goalie Payton Winslow dives on the puck before Lewiston's Madison Conley can get a stick on it as she slides through the crease during Monday night's hockey game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Bates' Emily Freedland, bottom battles Colby's Paige Russell for a rebound during Tuesday night's game in Lewiston. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little High School basketball player Wol Maiwen dunks in the EL gym during a recent practice.

  • Volunteers Ray Labreque, right and John Logan spend a tender moment with one of the three horses at Rising Stars Theraupetic Farm in Turner last week. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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