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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.

  • 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.

  • Christopher Messier, 27, of Lewiston is hauled into the Auburn Rescue Boat in the middle of the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn Sunday afternoon by an Auburn Police Officer. When Lewiston police went to arrest him for failure to appear on a domestic violence charge he fled and jumped in the canal by Simard Payne Memorial Park and then along the banks of the river before jumping in and swimming away in hopes of getting away. Visit sunjournal.com to watch a video from the river.

  • Steve Sabine throws his daughter Aubrey into the air at Bear Pond in Turner, Maine at the town beach Monday afternoon as they and others from the area flocked to the cooling water on a hot summer afternoon.

  • Auburn police arrest a man on the foot bridge between Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, background, and Bonney Park in Auburn after a good samaritan was attacked by this man when he tried to stop him from dragging a woman by the hair, right, across the bridge Monday afternoon.

  • A 7 year old green iguana named Spot at Mr. Drew and His Animals Too facility on Lisbon Street in Lewiston at the Pepperell Mill.

  • Wildlife Rehabilitator Jennifer Marchigiani lets Percy get some fresh air outside Misfits Rehab in Auburn where he is recovering Thursday afternoon.

  • Brunswick's Chandler Coombs, left, gains possession of the ball after bounced around during the opening faceoff of the game where the Dragons slayed the Devils during Wednesday's lacrosse game in Lewiston. Second from left looking to challenge is Lewiston's Tanner Cortes.

  • Inspector Irene Warner checks Fireball wiskey bottles on the line at Boston Brands of Maine in Lewiston Wednesday.

  • Nathan Kimball, right and Georgia Wright help Oxford Hills Middle School classmate Carter Currier get his boot unstuck from the mud while they were preparing garden beds at the Alan Day Community Gardens in Norway Tuesday morning. They were taking part in a program this week called Viking Voyage where all middle school students chose a variety of hands on activities outside the school grounds.

  • Principal Christine Lajoie-Cameron, center, is surrounded by the majority of the last 5th grade class she will see graduate in front of their school last week where she will be retiring from Carrie Ricker School in Litchfield.

  • Winthrop's Jackson Ladd will be an integral part of the success of this year's team.

  • An unidentified UMF student waits for friends to arrive before Saturday morning's graduation at UMF.

  • More than half the students graduation from UMF Saturday morning decorated their mortarboards for the ceremony.

  • More than half the students graduation from UMF Saturday morning decorated their mortarboards for the ceremony.

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    Auburn Police Officers back off to set up a perimiter as Maine State Police Tactical Team take over the scene at 185 Main Street in Auburn during Tuesday's 6 hour standoff.

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    A woman involved in Tuesday's 6 hour standoff is taken away from the scene by Maine State Police Tactical Team members.

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    Kathleen Schmitt inserts a piece of tile into one of the seams of the nearly completed mosaic art pieces that adorn the facade of the new Hartley Block on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. This piece is called Smelt Brook Falls, in Georgetown, Maine that was based on a painting by renouned artist Marsden Hartley and created by New York artists Stephen Miotto and Nancy Blum. Miotto, background, is being assisted by Kathleen Schmitt with the installation.

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    After visiting other cemeteries where his wife and other relatives are buried, Navy veteran David Jumper, of Lewiston, Maine went to Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston Saturday afternoon May 26, 2019 to look at his uncle's headstone to research how he, also a veteran, died in Cuba. He didn't think he died while on active duty but has always wanted to find out and decided to start this Memorial Day weekend. The uncle was one of hundreds of Americans who moved to Cuba before Castro and the revolution took hold.

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