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  • Police officers remembered

    Cherrie Bonney, wife of Auburn Police Officer Rodney “Rocky” Bonney, who was killed in the line of duty in 1981, is comforted by Auburn Police Chief Phil Crowell during Wednesday night's ceremony to honor police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during a ceremony at the Fallen Officers Memorial on the corner of Court and Turner Streets.

  • Garden closeup

    A Cabbage White Butterfly lights on a leaf in the garden of Lois and Richard Wagner on Mountain Avenue in Lewiston Wednesday morning. Moments earlier, it was dancing in the air with another, most likely, mating. It has one of the longest seasons of any butterfly, emerging from the chrysalis in early Spring and remaining active until the first hard freeze. It was accidentally introduced to Quebec, Canada around 1860 and spread rapidly throughout North America. It associates with broccoli, cauliflower, and other cabbage family plants. It is a minor pest in the home garden and is easily controlled by an application of products containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).

  • Leavitt track meet

    Lewiston's Taylor Chamberlain clears the bar during the high jump event at Leavitt Thursday afternoon.

  • Earth Camp a hoot at YWCA

    Chewonki Traveling Natural History Programs instructor Emma Balasz talks about this Northern Saw whet owl as she brings it around for several dozen children to see up close at the YWCA in Lewiston Friday morning. She brought three live owls to augment her presentation that included a slideshow and many other owl displays and artifacts to show the campers at the Y's annual Earth Camp, held every year during April vacation.

  • Working feature: At A Bend In The Road

    Sampson, a miniature horse, sniffs a new visitor at At A Bend In The Road in Turner while being walked by Alexander LeBlanc, 11, of Livermore Falls recently.

  • Blowing off raking

    "I like raking about as much as I like shoveling, so I got this blower so I would have to do as little raking as possible." said Scott Crocker as he cleaned up around the side of his house on East Avenue in Lewiston Monday morning, April 20, 2015, prior to the start of a predicted soggy week.

  • Spring fun

    Nicole Kellett of Farmington watches her children, Maya, 8 and Mason, 5, play in Beaver Brook in Abbott Park in Farmington Friday afternoon. "Since the weather has turned nice, we have been coming down here to explore." said Nicole. Adjacent to the University of Maine Farmington, the landscape includes Rollo Pond, four bridges, remnant woodland trails, and a portion of an arboretum which has been incorporated into the university’s Arboretum Trail.

  • He's not drinking and diving

    Bram Hepburn checks out an old beer bottle from Bangor that he just found on the bottom of the Sabattus River in Lisbon Wednesday afternoon. "I'm from Elliot and had some errands to run in Augusta. When I travel, I throw my gear in the back of my truck and check out rivers along the way. I try to pick places that have old houses along the banks."

  • Dancing at Montello

    Debi Irons of Art Moves Dance in Norway, center, has been working with all second grade classes at Montello Elementary School in Lewiston on a 4 day dance project sponsored by L/A Arts. Working on one of the dances they have been practicing are Alex Caraway, left,8 and Jasmin Therrien, 7, right. "They all work at a different pace and skill level. It is a matter of doing as much or as little as each individual class can handle, and making it fun." said Irons.

  • Special Olympics at Bates

    Fans, coaches and volunteers cheer on competitors of the 50 meter run as they near the finish during Friday's Androscoggin County Special Olympics Track and Field meet at Bates College in Lewiston.

  • Special Olympics at Bates

    Crystal Cote, a Special Olympics volunteer coach, left, gets Tucker Freeman, 12, of Lewiston, pumped up before the start of the 50 meter run Friday morning at the Bates College track in Lewiston. Nearly 400 athletes and over 500 volunteers and coaches took part in the Androscoggin County Special Olympics Track and Field competition. Many of the athletes were trying to qualify for the State meet that will be held June 5-7 in Orono.

  • Jumping for joy on first day of vacation

    Lila Theriault, 6, watches as her brother Andrew, 8, does a flip while playing on their trampoline with their friend, William White, 8, and their babysitter, Kaitlyn Reny, 14, background at their house on Grovemount Lane in Lewiston Monday morning, April 20, 2015 during the first day of April vacation.

  • Action from Thursday's track meet at Leavitt

  • Childrens music at the Auburn Public Library

    Daphne Cifelli, left, her sister Sienna and Emersyn Corey, right, all of Auburn, listen to children's singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart, entertain them with songs and fun in the Maggie Trafton Program Room at the Auburn Public Library Tuesday afternoon.

  • 2015 Lost Valley pond skimming

    Jim Jackson of Auburn had no trouble making it across the "pond" at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn Sunday afternoon during their annual end of season Snodeo. However, he had a little too much speed and went head over heals when he hit the lip of the man made "pond." For more photos from the pond skimming, visit sunjournal.com.

  • 2015 Lost Valley pond skimming

    Pond skimming at Lost Valley during the 2015 Snodeo.

  • Giffords opens for the season

    Gwendolyn Davis, 3, samples her free ice cream as her brother, Brayden, 8, looks on at Gifford's Famous Ice Cream stand on Minot Avenue in Auburn Friday night as the line snaked around the building and cars lined up to find a parking space. They came with their brother and parents from Minot. Traditionally, Giffords opens their ice cream stands each year on the first day of spring, serving their customers two scoops of ice cream for free from 6:00-8:00 pm. Giffords is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that sources its fresh milk and cream exclusively from independent family farms, and uses antique Cherry Burrell freezers to slow churn their ice cream.

  • Frozen art

    A number of abstract features can be found in the shapes of a melting snowbank frozen by Wednesday's cold temperatures in the quad at Bates College in Lewiston.

  • Pet acupuncture

    Scooby, a 7 year old labrador retriever belonging to Michelle Emerson of Auburn, received acupuncture from Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Shannon Bennett, at Turner Veterinary Services, during a recent appointment.

  • Argo Marketing in Court

    Attorney John Clifford IV presents his case in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn Thursday afternoon. Justice MaryGay Kennedy heard arguments by both sides on a motion filed by Southern Gateway, LLC to attach nearly $70,000 of assets belonging to Argo Marketing Group, Inc., a Lewiston-based call center that employs more than 400 people.

  • Lisbon fire aftermath

    Greg McCarthy, left, an Emergency Recovery Coordinator for Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling, lifts the police barrier for home owner, Patrick O'Brien after recovering valuables from his home in Lisbon Monday afternoon. Sunday night's fire destroyed the majority of the home he and his wife helped build on Moody Road about 10 years ago.

  • Chlorine gas leak in Auburn

    Members of the Androscoggin Regional HAZMAT Police Response Team gear up before driving down Station Road in Auburn Monday afternoon where a railcar was leaking chlorine gas.

  • Young gymnast

    Lewiston Recreation Department gymnastics instructor, Emelia Krapovicky, works with Allura Dumont, 3 of Minot during their Tiny Tots program at the Lewiston Armory Thursday afternoon. The year round program has a number of classes for different age and skill levels. For more information, call the Lewiston Recreation Department at: 513 -3005.

  • L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools training at the Lewsiton YWCA

    Mike Henry of Topsham, rolls his kayak in the YWCA pool in Lewiston Thursday afternoon during training for L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools where he is an instructor. For the second year in a row, the iconic store in Freeport brought instructors from all over the country to create consistency and fluidity in their teaching styles and techniques. In addition to the activities in the pool, a fly fishing training class was going on in the gym. It was all part of a week long program.

  • Opening Day of fishing at Lake Auburn

    Tom Obrey of Lewiston struggles with his line as the cold temperatures and limited eyesite made it difficult for the rookie angler to tie his lure onto his line while fishing at Lake Auburn on April 1, 2015.

  • Opening Day tradition

    P.J. and Jenni Albert of Auburn prepare one of their lines on the shore of Lake Auburn at daybreak Wednesday off Lake Shore Drive, where there is a small section of the lake not covered with ice. A photo of his father on his fishing vest is proudly displayed a few feet beyond. "This is the first year in 25 years that I have not fished with my dad on opening day." said P.J.

  • Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championship Ladies Slalom at Sugarloa

    Mikaela Shiffrin gets on her edges as she blows through a gate during her first run of Saturday's Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championship Ladies Slalom at Sugarloaf USA. She won the race by over 4 seconds.

  • Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championship Ladies Slalom at Sugarloa

    Kyla Miller gets a face full of snow as she takes a nasty fall during the first run of Saturday's Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championship Ladies Slalom at Sugarloaf. She was not alone, as 16 of the 45 racers in the first run did not finish.

  • Jersey Shore win championship in double overtime

    New Hampshire Fighting Spirits' David Fish, left, consoles his goalie, Claes Endre after they lost in double overtime to the Jersey Shore Wildcats as they celebrate at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Sunday.

  • Bike melt

    Bicycles that were totally covered in snow a week and a half ago, begin to poke out of a snowbank in front of Hopkins House on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston Tuesday morning.

  • Cottage Street bust

    A Lewiston Police Officer draws his weapon as he runs to the door of 134 Cottage Street in Lewiston Thursday night where police were executing a warrant for a subject from New York that was hiding in the apartment. Another male was found hiding in the attic.

  • Valentine king and queen

    First Auburn Senior Citizens President Sue Patneaude, back, tries to fix the crown on Roland Douglass as he and Pat Records are crowned Valentine King and Queen at the Hasty Community Center in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. The twice a month meeting of the group has been picking a king and queen for Valentines as far back as anyone can remember. Dozens of senior citizens take part in a variety of activities and tasty food, along with Bingo, music, entertainment and organized trips.

  • Batmobile at APL

    Sydney Annear, 6, of Auburn, checks out a preserved bat in a shadowbox at the Auburn Public Library Tuesday afternoon during a presentation by Matt Weeks from the Chewonki Foundation of Wiscasset.

  • Facetime on Leah Cross

    Leah Cross is reflected in mirrors at All About You Salon in Auburn where she works.

  • 43rd Annual Lions Tournament

    Fans and players of the Maine Gladiators Mite Yellow team celebrate a goal during the championship game at the Norway Savings Bank Areana in Auburn Wednesday afternoon during the 43rd Annual Lions Tournament.

  • The Lewiston High School bench erupts as time runs out during the Blue Devils win over Edward Little High School in Augusta on Wednesday.

  • Tykeem Gaines is comforted by a fan after losing a chance to play for the gold ball.

  • Gray New Gloucester vs Greely playoff basketball

    Gray-New Gloucester's bench reacts in the final minutes of Thursday afternoon's loss to Greely during their Class B West Regional semifinal playoff game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

  • EL snow monolith

    After dealing with extreme cold and wind on top of Edward Little High School, crews from Industrial Roofing Companies in Lewiston get a break with some milder conditions to tackle the massive drift on top of the gymnasium entrance.

  • My office window after an overnight storm with driving wind and heavy snow.

  • 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.

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