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BETHEL — Despite Tropical Storm Arthur's winds knocking over displays and exhibit canopies, Saturday's 25th annual Bethel Art Fair was attracting sizable crowds. Many people were buying art being sold by 51 exhibitors of paintings, photography and artisanship. This is also the first ...

Cadance Thomas, 8, of Turner and formerly of Canton, holds her stuffed bunny named Susan, which has a baby bunny atop its back. It won the cutest category at Tuesday's Stuffed Animal Pet Show at the "Fizz, Boom, Read" program at Ludden Memorial Library in Dixfield. Fifty children brought their fa...

MEXICO — About 80 children and their parents marveled at Rob White's annual presentation of snakes Tuesday morning in the Municipal Building. After teaching everyone about his two ball pythons, red-tailed boa, king snake and corn snake, and fielding questions, White got to the childr...

The bittersweet vine was introduced into Maine as a landscaping plant and has since become an invasive species.

LEWISTON — You might call it the splash heard 'round the world. Would-be paddlers spanning the globe took to chlorinated water Friday at 11 a.m. sharp in an organized effort to set a new record for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson. Among them were more than two dozen c...

"Chop, Drop & Roll" lumberjacking athletes Heather Maciel, left, of West Tisbury, Mass., and Brenda Gingras of Dover, N.H., try to cut through a 14- by 14-square-inch block of white pine during the Two Women Crosscut contest at Black Mountain Ski Resort in Rumford.

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.