Lewiston police are asking for any witnesses to a large fight Tuesday night in Kennedy Park to contact them and tell them what they saw. The confrontation involved nearly two dozen teenagers, pre-teens, and at least 3 adults, according to police. One of the men involved was critically injured and taken to a local hospital where he had surgery for unspecified injuries.

Traffic on Route 180 in Otis was down to one lane for a while yesterday as crews battled a fire at the Otis General Store. Departments from several towns responded to the fire that was mostly contained to the building’s exterior with only minor damage inside. No one was hurt in the incident.

A new loan program through the state will help dairy farmers make capital improvements. The new Dairy Improvement Fund will help farmers who are commercially producing cow milk or cow milk products with loans of up to 25 thousand dollars. An informational meeting on the program will be held today in Augusta.

Eastern Maine Community College got a boost to its commercial driver’s license program this week when Dead River Company donated a fleet of trucks. The vehicles will be used across the community college system to let students graduate with a CDL. School officials hope to roll out the program this fall.

Spencer’s Ice Cream shop in Bradley has a new owner who spent Sunday graduating from high school. 18-year-old Jack Watkins bought the shop last month and says he wants to give back to the community, as well as sell ice cream. He’s planning several special events over the summer and is currently collecting donations for a family who lost their home to fire.

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