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Dirigo High School valedictorian Kelsey Wilson delivers her "Persistence over Power" speech Friday evening during the graduation ceremony inside the gym at Dixfield.

Violet Mathieu, right, claps after backing up Julia Chabot singing "Eleanor Rigby" Monday as the Lewiston Middle School Orchestra performed at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. "The original inspiration is one of the pieces that we studied was first performed in a cathedral in Ve...

PERU — Hundreds of students at Dirigo Elementary School were rewarded for their good behavior with a day of arts and crafts Friday. The 320 students in grades kindergarten through five participated in 20 activities, learning from and working with teachers and several community m...

Madison Gordon, 10, of Oxford waits for an adult to move out of the way before casting into Lake Pennesseewassee Stream in Norway on Saturday during the debut Norway Family Fishing Festival.

Emily Carver, 7, of Mexico watches her mother, Ann Carver of Mexico, retrieve an envelope with a card inside at one of the Lee Hodgkins Memorial Poker Run stations along a 25-mile loop trail from Roxbury toward Byron and Andover on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Roxbury Riders ATV Club on ...

PARIS — A lawyer for Kristina Lowe said Thursday he would appeal her guilty verdicts on two counts of manslaughter in the high-speed crash that killed Rebecca Mason, 16, and Logan Dam, 19, both of West Paris, in 2012. The seven-woman, five-man jury also found Lowe guilty of leaving t...

Josh Richardson, left, takes a selfie with his mother, Tammy Goodrich, both of Canton, on Saturday morning prior to Richardson getting his diploma for a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Maine at Farmington. Goodrich said she graduated from UMF on May 17 a decade ago.

Sediment-rich floodwater rushed down the Androscoggin River late Saturday afternoon in Rumford after up to 3 inches of rain fell Friday night into Saturday in the river's watershed. According to the National Weather Service in Gray, Phillips recorded the most rain statewide at nearly 3.5 inches, ...

LEWISTON — Only one Lewiston candidate for a new charter commission thinks that consolidation with Auburn is a bad idea, according to his Sun Journal profile. Voters will go to the polls June 10 to pick three candidates from each city to sit on the Lewison-Auburn Charter Commission. ...

AUBURN — Most of the six candidates vying to represent the city on the Lewiston-Auburn Charter Commission say combining to form one city is a worthy goal. Voters will go to the polls June 10 to pick three candidates from each city to sit on the commission. They will begin drafting a ...