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  • Lucky to walk away

    .Ed and Nancy Kenny of Monmouth, embrace after walking away from this wreck Thursday afternoon on Route 121 in Mechanic Falls. Ed said they were heading to Naples for a much-needed vacation when they stopped behind a tractor trailer from Lepton Transport Inc. of North Andover, Mass., far left, that was turning left into NEPW Logistics. As they waited, they said a truck from Corcoran Environmental Services, center, slammed into the back of their camper, splitting it open and spilling its contents. They were heading to Naples for a much-needed vacation after a string of tragedies. The Kennys said they were shaken up, but did not require medical treatment.

  • New turf facility opens in Auburn

    Kamryn Lizotte, 7 and her brother Gavin, 3, take a break from playing on the artifical turf at the Ingersol Turf Facility in Auburn Friday night to listen to speaches during the grand opening ceremonies. The former ice arena was converted into a multi use facility with an approximately 20,000 sq ft. in-filled turf surface along with two baseball/softball batting cages. For more information on clinics and leagues, visit their website at:

  • Planting hoop house supports into place

    St. Mary’s Nutrition Center Childrens Program Coordinator Rebecca Dugan, right, helps some of the 6th graders at Montello School in Lewiston guide the framework into place for the hoop house they were building outside the school Thursday afternoon. Last school year, classes planted gardens in the spring and many took part in the 5 week summer school offered. This fall, 4 sixth grade classes built hoop houses to extend the growing season at Montello's school garden.

  • Sailboat overturns in Monmouth

    Monmouth Fire Chief Dan Roy, right, and Police Officer Dana Wessling look around Cochnewagon Pond for the sailors of the boat Monmouth Firefighter Ron Cook, left, is pulling in as torrential rains begin to lift Tuesday afternoon.

  • Saint Dominic Academy at Monmouth girls soccer

    Monmouths' Maddie Bumann, left and Saint Dominic Academys' Kristina Cornelio collide as they both vye for a goal kick during Tuesday afternoon's girls soccer match at Monmouth Academy.

  • Scraping bike paint

    Lewiston Public Works employee Ryan Barry scrapes paint from the bike lane template that he and Steve Damien were applying to College Street in Lewiston Monday afternoon. The mixture of glass beads and quick drying paint builds up on the edges. "By scraping it clean, it doesn't get so drippy and gives a better outline" said Barry as the two layed it into position to apply one of a few dozen more they had left to do.

  • Inaugural Labor Day Cornhole Classic

    Alex Cornelio of Auburn, tosses a cornhole bag toward the board, and his partner, Ben Ouellette, left, as they participate in the round robin portion of Sunday's inagural Labor Day Cornhole Classic at the home of Paul Potvin in Lewiston. Potvin's son, Eric, organized the event that included 30 teams that played late into the night. For more photos, visit

  • Crazy Cops test driver

    Sun Journal reporter Mark LaFlamme test drives a Kora Shrine Crazy Cops car in Lewiston Friday afternoon.

  • Lewiston motorcycle accident

    Lewiston firefighters John Cloutier, left, Rick Dostie, center and Troy Cailler, right, tend to the rider of the motorcycle in the background by the entrance of Country Lane Estates on outer Sabattus Street in Lewiston about 2:00 Saturday afternoon. According to Jessica Mathieu and her mother Barbara, they were having lunch at Mr. Sea's Lobster Pound across the street when the witnessed a SUV slowing down and the motorcycle then skidded and slammed into the back of the SUV.

  • Lewiston rollover

    Lewiston Police officer Jane Huffman talks with a woman trapped in her overturned SUV on Cassell Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon as Lewiston firefighters secure the vehicle before wrapped her in a protective blanket while they cut out the front windshield. She then stepped out and walked to an ambulance that took her to the hospital for evaluation.

  • Bocce training day at Leavitt

    Auburn Middle School Ed Tech Crystal Cote, middle, gives AMS student Spencer Barcelou, 12, a high five after his turn throwing a bocce ball at Leavitt High School Friday morning. Twelve teams from various schools and organizations came to train for upcoming competitions. Captains from the fall sports teams at Leavitt helped organize, score and coach the athletes. In May, many of the teams will compete in the Androscoggin Bocce Competiton at Poland High School and in June, the state summer games at UMO where they will try to qualify for a national competition.

  • Apple picking in Livermore

    The JMG students at Spruce Mountain High School were busy Thursday morning picking apples at Shackley Hill Orchards in Livermore to give to the Tri-Town Ministerial Food Bank in Livermore Falls.

  • Apple picking in Livermore

    The JMG students at Spruce Mountain High School were busy Thursday morning picking apples at Shackley Hill Orchards in Livermore to give to the Tri-Town Ministerial Food Bank in Livermore Falls. Savannah Hallock, a junior at Spruce Mountain, twists off an apple to add to her bag.

  • Ducking the rain

    Ducks hang out on the shore of Sabattus Pond in Sabattus Monday afternoon as a rainshower marches through. Traditionally, at the end of October, the water level is lowered 3 feet and then maintained at 2-3 feet below full pond until spring to help reduce the level of nutrients available for algal growth.

  • Austin Cox

    Edward Little High School #1 golfer, Austin Cox, shows off his well worn driver on the first tee at Prospect Hill Golf Course in Auburn before heading off after his tee shot during practice earlier this week.

  • EL goalies

    Edward Little goalies Owen Mower and Francesca- Beth Haines are in net this year for the Edward Little soccer team.

  • Mountain Valley at Monmouth boys soccer

    Monmouth's Avery Pomerleau, left, flies over Mountain Valley goalie Jacob Beauchesne as they collide battling for a loose ball in front of the net during Saturday afternoon's boys soccer game in Monmouth. Mountain Valley held on for a 2-1 victory.

  • First day of school at Greene Central

    After a last minute pep talk, Matthew Dumont kisses his son Dylan 5, as they part ways in front of Greene Central School Wednesday morning on the first day of school.

  • Washington Street Auburn Accident

    Auburn Fire and Rescue personel work to extricate the lone male occupant of this car that collided with a tractor trailer, background, at the corner of Washington Street and Poland Spring Road in Auburn early Wednesday evening.

  • Washington Street Auburn Accident

    The scene on the corner of Washington Street and Poland Spring Road in Auburn where a tractor trailer and a sedan collided at 6:24 Wednesday night.

  • Last day of summer vacation at Pismo Beach

    Lydia Goyette and her brother Daymien Gallo, of Oxford play a game of tetherball at Pismo Beach in Oxford Monday afternoon on their last day of summer vacation. School starts in many towns Tuesday.

  • Urbal Rattle in downtown Lewiston

    Renowned artist Charlie Hewitt is framed inside the small scale model of the urbal rattle sculpture he is directing a crew from The Ball and Chain Forge in Portland who built the 7 piece sculpture being erected in the vacant lot at 163 Lisbon St., between Ash and Pine streets, where a 2004 fire destroyed at least three buildings, including Marco's Restaurant.

  • Last day of summer vacation at Pismo Beach

    Tami And Jeff Polley, of Oxford, paddle their grandchildren, Ryan, left, and Riley Abbott, around Thompson Lake Monday afternoon. "It's their last day of summer vacation, so that's why we are out here, enjoying the end of summer." said Tami as they hauled their kayak's out of the water at the boat launch at Pismo Beach in Oxford.

  • Sound Limbs helps "bionic woman" continue AT journey

    Niki Rellon watches as Bonneson Wade adjusts her new prosthetic leg that he and others from Sound Limbs Orthotics and Prosthetics in Lewiston made Monday morning. Rellon is attempting to hike the entire AT, but had to take a break after her cusom made prosthetic began malfunctioning.

  • Cooling off in Auburn

    Zack Giguere, 5, screams with joy as he runs in and out of a stream of water his cousin, Brooke Giguere, 16, was spraying in Zack's driveway Monday afternoon on Cook Street in Auburn. Brooke, who lives in Massachussetts, is visiting her cousin and their family for a few weeks.

  • Working feature on Doug Kirk

    Doug Kirk sits in his unique truck at his home and business in Leeds recently.

  • Kaicey Conant

    2014 Dairy Princess Kaicey Conant leads one of her holsteins around the family farm in Canton recently.

  • Bates Dance Festival wrapping up another successful season

    Heather Baxter, far left, of Lewiston, watches instructor Autumn Eckman demonstrate a leap in the Plavin Dance Studio at Bates College, that will be part of a routine performed during this Saturday's Bates Dance Festival Finale during Wednesday's Jazz course, part of the Professional Training Program at the festival. After developing a passion for dance while participating in the Young Dancers Workshop and Youth Arts Program at the Festival, Baxter is following her dream of becoming a professional dancer as she will be leaving this fall to attend Point Park University in Pennsylvania where she will major in dance. She and dozens of other aspiring and professional dancers will be performing in the finale at Alumni Gym on Saturday night at 7:30. The Different Voices concerts with visiting choreographers from across the U.S. and beyond will feature eclectic, surprising and innovative dance, music and media works on Thu and Fri. at Schaffer Theatre at 7:30. For more information, visit the festival website at

  • Keiser Industries fire

    A firefighter is nearly invisible as he is enveloped in smoke at the back of Keiser Industries at 56 Mechanic Falls Rd in Oxford Friday night.

  • Naturalization ceremony at Lewiston Public Library

    Jakub Prokop, 10 and his sister Kristina, 5, wave a flag that their mother, Petra Prokotova, left, just received during Friday morning's naturalization ceremony at the Lewiston Public Library. The family from Skowhegan, along with their father/husband, Oto Prokop, and 36 others were formally recognized as American citizens.

  • Mad Science Camp in Turner

    Julia Lavoie, 7, of Turner, dips a cotton swab into a "secret chemical" that she was rubbing on her piece of paper that revealed a secret message she had written of a special piece of paper Tuesday afternoon at Turner Primary School during Mad Science Camp.

  • Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday

    Luis Carlos Montalvan gives his dog, Tuesday, a hug while talking about their relationship Monday night at the Auburn Public Library.

  • National Night Out

    Auburn Mayor Jonathan Labonte heads into the dunk tank for the first time Tuesday night in the middle of Main Street as it was closed down by Festival Plaza as Auburn Police Department hosted their Auburn's Night Out Against Crime, part of National Night out. Across the river, Lewiston also held their own at Marcotte Park. The 32nd Annual National Night Out was celebrated across the country Tuesday, serving as a creative crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) , a non-profit, crime prevention organization that works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Since 1981, the NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth, and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide.

  • Flipping out in the hot weather in Turner

    MacKinnley Tripp 12, of Turner, right watches his brother Grady Verrill, 6, do a flip as he gets sprayed by their cousin, Haylee Benson, 11, while taking turns jumping and spraying each other on Benson's trampoline at her home on Turner Center Road in Turner Monday afternoon.

  • Benjamin Parker changes plea to guilty

    Benjamin Parker, right, changed his plea to guilty in Androscoggin County Superiro Court Tuesday morning in connection to a 2014 home invasion and robbery. Next to him is his lawyer Lorne Fairbanks and at left is Assistant District Attorney Lisa Bogue.

  • Taxi driver robbed in Lewiston

    Portland taxi driver Rashid Olhaye explains to Lewiston Police Officer Corey Jacques how he was robbed by a man at knife point in front of 32 Walnut Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon after picking him up at the Portland bus station.

  • Water fun

    Children play in the water rushing down a driveway on Knox Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon as one of several downpours begins to let up.

  • Boating accident on Thompson Lake

    Game Wardens investigate the scene at 12 Eliot Road in Otisfield where a boat ran aground after the occupants were ejected after colliding with another boat a short distance away around noon on Thursday.

  • Wet walk

    Lexxi Choiniere-King, left, walks with her friend, Alivya Obie, 10, right, and Obie's dog Clover Wednesday in between downpours. They were waking down Summer Street in Lewiston, heading to Obie's house.

  • 2015 Match Play Invitational Championship at Martindale

    Curtis Jordan looks at a difficult out as his shot off the tee ended up on the edge of the woods on the 18th hole at Martindale Country Club in Auburn Tuesday morning during the 2015 Match Play Invitational Championship. Jordan ended up losing to Ashley Fifield on the 19th hole.

  • 2015 Charlie's Maine Open opening round

    Ricky Jones of Thomaston blasts out of a sand trap on the 6th during Monday's opening round of the 2015 Charlie's Maine Open at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester.

  • Ice cream and Jenga in Auburn

    After nearly 20 minutes of playing Jenga on the sidewalk of Main Street in Auburn Tuesday afternoon with his brother Cole, Isaac Ouellette, 13 of Mechanic Falls realizes that the last piece he just removed would be the last as the tower begins to tip over. The boys were hanging out in front of Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar where they came for a sweet treat with their grandmother and took advantage of one of the numerous free games inside and out. According to an inside source, a giant Kerplunk game is under construction.

  • 2015 Moxie Festival Parade

    Ashley Akers, 5, points out something coming down the road to her brother, Jason, 7, of Oxford, as they watch the Moxie Festival Parade Saturday morning in Lisbon Falls.

  • Russell Street accident

    John Barbosa of Auburn, right, looks down at the damage to his car Wednesday morning that was rear ended in front of Russell Park Manor on Russell Street in Lewiston. His day was already going badly as he was heading to his friend's house to take a shower after his was not working. Sylvie Pedneault, from Quebec, center, whose car, left, was full of her belongings, was in the process of moving to Auburn when she was following behind Barbosas' vehicle when he realized the car in front of him was pulling into Russell Park Manor. He stopped quickly and avoided the person in front of him, but Pedneault did not react as fast and ended up hitting Barbosa. Both were shaken up, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

  • Alfred Plourde Parkway accident

    A woman is evaluated by an emergency responder after she went up and over the embankment between Alfred Plourde Parkway and the parking lot of Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home in Lewiston Friday afternoon.

  • Bates Dance Festival

    Ava Thomas of Portland, Maine, flies through the air during Monday's Modern Dance Class at the Young Dancers Workshop, part of the Bates Dance Festival. The world renouned festival, founded in 1983, brings young, aspiring dancers together with acclaimed professionals where both feed off eath other's talents and energy. There are public performances throughout the festival, which runs until the beginning of August with many free events. For more information on the festival, visit their website at:

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