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  • Jessica Morgan sloshes down Maple Street in Lewiston as she makes her way to work Thursday afternoon during a downpour that flooded streets, businesses and houses throughout the area. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Donella Ssekiziyivu looks up at the car she was a passenger in after she jumped from when it came to rest on a guy-wire on a utility pole at the corner of Pleasant and Bartlett Streets in Lewiston Monday afternoon. She said her friend who was driving had a seizure and lost control of the car. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Travis Cummings looks out at what was once a 3 bay garage where he works on friends' vehicles and was restoring an 88 Oldsmobile car where his father Nelson Cummings, who owns the property, once operated a car repair business. Late Friday he discovered it and alerted the fire department who arrived just in time to save a nearby house that was singed, along with several large trees and surrounding brush. The fire is still under investigation but Cummings believes it started in an electrical panel from where the fire started. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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  • Azilee Hollenbeck, 6, of Lewiston paints a rainbow on a tile to match her face painting at one of over a dozen venues on Lisbon Street in Lewiston Friday night during the monthly Art Walk LA where thunderstorms forced all outdoor activities inside. For more information on upcoming Art Walks, visit laarts.org (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Ahmed Abuker, of Lewiston, weeds the garden at Fresh Start Farm in Lisbon Sunday morning where he has worked for the past 3 years. The farm was one of the farms taking part in Open Farm Day. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Brock Benedix, left, sits outside his room at his home in Sabattus Monday afternoon where the floor broke free from the walls Sunday. Looking on is his mother Corrie Bergeron, second from left and her husband John Bergeron and her stepson Nicholas Bergeron, right. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Judah Paris, 8 of Lewiston, picks up a baby lobster at the Lewiston Public Library Wednesday afternoon during a LPL Kids presentation of Ocean Touch Tank where kids got to handle ocean creatures and learn about them. Looking over his shoulder on the right is his brother Caleb. For more information on upcoming programs visit lplonline.org (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The 40th Founders Day was Saturday in Paris. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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  • Mia Hornberger, left, and her mother Prudence are a force on the golf course. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Former Maine Red Claws player Malcolm Miller reacts with area kids during a drill Monday morning at the Lewiston Armory. He and other former players, volunteers and coaches were conducting the annual Maine Red Claws Summer Clinic sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts that is free for 7-14 year olds. Lewiston was the first of 5 one day clinics throughout the state that aims to bring excitement for professional basketball and teach skills to young kids. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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    Mystery Photo for July 15, 2018. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The Edward Little Class of 2018 march into the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Saturday night at the start of the one hundred and ninety-fourth graduation exercises. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Edward Little seniors show off their henna as they wait for the start of Saturday night's graduation ceremonies at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston from left to right are Rahmo Sheik, Najmo Aliamin, Shukri Abdirahman and Maryam Omar. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The Edward Little Class of 2018 march into the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Saturday night at the start of the one hundred and ninety-fourth graduation exercises. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Treyson Greene, 3 of Lisbon, who lives just down the road from Rockin'T Equine Sanctuary and Rescue watches "The Bird", an Emu, pace back and forth in his enclosure at the Lisbon facility Friday afternoon after the escaped Emu was captured down the road and returned. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The kids fun run preceded Saturday morning's Safe Voices 5K Walk/Run to End Domestic Violence fundraiser through and around the Bates College Campus. Safe Voice's mission is to help support and empower those affected by Domestic Violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • After enjoying a panckake breakfast, Hayden Smith, 4 of Auburn, mimicks a lizard on display in the cafateria at Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn Sunday morning in the kids activity room during the annual Kiwanis Club of Lewiston-Auburn Panckake Breakfast. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Ethan Townson, 5, is a little hesitant to step into the cold water at Tripp Lake Beach in Poland Thursday afternoon as his friends, Dominic Brunelle, 10 and Kaylee Bickford, 11, play pass with a beach ball.(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Friends and families enjoy the beautiful weather at Tripp Lake Beach in Poland Thursday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • An aerial view shows the Riverwalk winding along the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Saint Dominic Academy seniors Callie Samson, left, gives her cousin Madison Samson a big hug as the two try to calm their nerves prior just prior to marching into the school gymnasium Friday night's graduation. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Mountain Valley's Lauren Sterling, right, is first over the hurdle and was first to cross the finish line setting an MVC record in the 110 meter hurdles during Thursday's MVC Championships in Lisbon. From left to right are Destiny Deschaines, Lisbon, Emily Grandahl, Monmouth, Ayanna Stover, Wiscasset and Sterling.(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Grace Campanella returns a serve agaisnt her sister Rosemary during Monday's state championship match against her sister Rosemary.(Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Corey Morris, of Leeds, right, launches off a jump as another motocross rider, background, flies over another as they get some practice laps in at Hemond's MX & Offroad Park in Minot Thursday afternoon. The track opens this weekend with their Spring Break event, a tuneup where they expect several hundred racers to come out to camp, BBQ and listen to a live band and gear up for next weekend's opening race. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Caleb Sargent, 4, of Windham, practices at Hemond's MX & Offroad Park in Minot Thursday afternoon on his motorized balance bike as he prepares to compete in Sunday's race on the newly built track for beginner riders, balance bikes, bicycles, and pit bikes. The facility is open for this weekend's Spring Break event that is expected to draw several hundred riders of various types of motorcycles, ATV's, Jeeps and other motorized vehicles to ride on two championship courses and several other smaller ones as well as 10 miles of trails. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Stephanie Leblanc, of Madison is surrounded by steam coming off her body and from her breath at the finish of the Riverlands 100 & Relay at Riverlands State Park in Turner Sunday morning. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Samantha Burke, right, adjusts the tassel of Olivia Dooley, center as Samantha Martin, left, looks on as they line up in one of the halls at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston prior to graduating Thursday night. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Judi Look, right, leads the first ever Greenhouse Yoga class at Whiting Farm in Auburn Sunday morning "to recognize Earth Day and celebrate spring with these beautiful blossoms."said Look. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • The youngest member of the Maine Folque Co-op, Elliott Gilg, 5, right, joins other members of the group on the stage at Turner Primary School Thursday afternoon during a music and dance program that some of the schools students took part in. Some of the others in the group are from left to right in the background are, Owen Kennedy (fiddler & bodhran player, age 12), Alden Gilg (fiddler, 10), Una Shostak (fiddler, age 8) & Anthony Shostak from the Turner Library, who helped fund and coordinated the event. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Emergency personel work to extricate the male driver trapped in his vehicle on the South Bridge in Lewiston Monday morning. According to witnesses, tire tracks and debris, the vehicle was traveling from Lewiston into Auburn and went up on the sidewalk and hit the bridge, flipping the car over. No other vehicles were involved and only one occupant was in the vehicle who was conscious but not alert when taken to a local hospital. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Auburn Fire Battalion Chief Dean Milligan finds a home for a flag taken down from the charred front porch of a home on 32 Snell Hill Road that was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Lexus Keene, 10 pulls her friend, Brianna Pelletier, 10, up and down First Street in front of her house in Lewiston Friday afternoon with her 7 week old Boston Terrier Bosco as the skies finally clear on the last day of their school vacation. (Russ Dillingjham/Sun Journal

  • An excavator sifts through rubble of a 2 family home at 220 Gamage Avenue in Auburn Wednesday to help inspectors determine the origion of early morning fire that destroyed a two family apartment. Several residents were examined at the scene for smoke inhilation but did not require hospitilization. Several pets were rescued. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Melanie Therrien paints the fire hydrant across from the Public Theatre in Lewiston at the corner of Maple and Lisbon Streets Friday morning. She is with a group of local artists spreading their talents across the city with murals, sidewalk art and creative cross walk themes with many more projects in the works (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • Devin Urquart, of Lewiston, whose alias is "Blunt Man" dances in front of Legal Peaces, a headshop on Lisbon Street in Lewiston Friday morning. "It's 4/20, my favorite holiday and I'm just rocking out here to get some attention for the business." Urquart said. 4:20, or 4/20 is a code-term in cannabis culture that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • After an unspecified amount of time, Myles Dubois, 8 gets to jump back into a giant puddle in Sunny Side Park in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon while playing a game of "Puddles is Lava" with his sister Alexis, 11, background, across the street from their home on Winter Street during another day of soakig rain. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • A Lewiston firefighter peers into the sunroof of an SUV at the corner of Ash and Jefferson Streets in Lewiston Tuesday night as Jonathan Moore, of Oxford the driver of the other SUV involved in the accident, background, is loaded into an ambulance before being taken to St. Mary's Hospital. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

  • A Lewiston firefighter leans into a vehicle involved in an accident at the corner of Westminster Street and Lexington Street in Lewiston Thursday afternoon. The driver of the sedan, left was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. The driver of the pickup walked away but multiple occupants of the sedan were taken to the hospital. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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