Reporters notebook: Styling feet

Kindergarten students at Lewiston’s Martel Elementary School welcomed June, the last month of school, recently with a “crazy sock” day, having fun with crazy and mismatched footwear. They took a picture of putting their best feet forward. Kindergarten teacher Susan Conklin said it was a fun way to start June.

— Bonnie Washuk

It must be summer, L-A schools out today

Monday, June 11, is the last day of school for Lewiston and Auburn. Lewiston students have a full day today, Auburn half day.

Graduations and school dismissal are earlier this year because of the mild winter and fewer storm days.

— Bonnie Washuk

Office humor

It’s always fun when candidates for municipal office share their humor straight-faced during an interview about why they are running for office.

During an interview on Thursday with Bethel Bicycles store owner Peter Southam in Bethel, he slipped gears mid-peddle. Southam is challenging incumbent Selectman Robert Everett.

“I just don’t think anybody should be running unopposed for selectman in a town. I mean, that’s just wrong,” Southam said, laughing.

“That doesn’t have anything to do with Bob Everett. It’s just that no one should be running unopposed in these things. There should be a choice of some sort.”

— Terry Karkos

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