Firefighter Tyler Curtis washes down the aerial ladder for Truck 11 Tuesday at the Skowhegan fire station. The department is experiencing a staffing shortfall of 15 call firefighters, who are firefighters who typically have other jobs and work on an on-call or part-time basis. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Man emerging from voting booth in otherwise empty gym

John Pickett emerges from the voting booth Tuesday at the Quimby School in Bingham. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Voters mark their ballots Tuesday at Waterville Junior High School. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A trick-or-treater walks past the cemetery on Main Street in Monmouth. Celebrations extended across the community all day Sunday, Oct. 31, with the downtown being mobbed by children at dusk. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Friends of Dustin Paradis toss flowers into the Kennebec River in Augusta Wednesday during a memorial service for the 34-year-old man who was shot and killed by police earlier this month during a confrontation with officers at the Bread of Life Shelter in Augusta. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Crews from Northern Clearing Inc. continue to clear a corridor on land Wednesday near Whipple Pond, which is south of Jackman. The work continued a day after Maine residents responded to Question 1, a referendum on the corridor, by voting to discontinue work on the $1 billion transmission line. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A fly fisherman casts Thursday into the Kennebec River at its confluence with Cobbosseecontee Stream in downtown Gardiner. Overnight temperatures in the area dipped to below freezing, creating the morning frost and steamy fog over the Kennebec River. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

MDI’s Amelia VanDongen, left, slipped and fell as Greely’s Annie Reynolds maintains her balance during the Class B cross country championship race Saturday, Oct. 30, in Belfast. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Ellsworth goalie Craig Burnett dives to try and save a penalty shot during the first half of a Class B North semifinal game Saturday, Oct. 30, at Colby College in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Maranacook’s bench reacts to scoring a goal against Traip Academy during the Class C South girls soccer regional final Tuesday in Lewiston. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

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