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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.

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.