David Maxcy hands Kennebec County Deputy Sheriff Phil Lynch his driver’s license Wednesday in West Gardiner after the car he was operating on Hallowell-Litchfield Road rolled over amid icy conditions. Maxcy said he was uninjured and the vehicle, which belongs to his wife, only sustained moderate damage. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Cony’s Kristen Kirk, left, can’t collect a rebound that Lawrence’s Hope Bouchard grabs during a girls basketball game Tuesday in Augusta. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A large Santa Claus mannequin keeps watch over shoppers Monday as they walk along Water Street in downtown Skowhegan. Santa is displayed in the window of Hilltop Antiques at 48 Water St. Numerous downtown storefronts are decorated for the holidays. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A moose stands on the northbound shoulder of U.S. Route 201 north of West Forks as a truck cautiously passes on Monday, Dec. 20.

Zorene Vallier carries a snow shovel Sunday, Dec. 19, as she walks past the Christmas tree she displayed in tribute to her mother at Vallier’s house in Waterville. Vallier, who says she spent about two hours clearing the driveway and sidewalks of snow, may need to keep the shovel handy as the forecast calls for rain and snow on Wednesday, as well as possible snow on Christmas Day and Sunday. Vallier, who decorated the tree and the exterior of her house, says her mother imported the blue tree topper and blue garland. The tree, with multicolored lights, holds a butterfly and apple ornaments that belonged to Vallier’s mother. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Damen Bickford, with Lakeside Landscape, applies salt Wednesday to the walkways outside the Lockwood Hotel as freezing rain falls on Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Lawrence head coach Jason Pellerin, right, works the sideline as his team retreats on the fastbreak by Cony’s Brayden Barbeau (2) in the first quarter during a boys basketball game Tuesday in Fairfield. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

The Maine Marine Patrol tows a kayak recovered Tuesday on an island in the Kennebec River in Hallowell. Rescue workers in a boat and a plane searched for the kayak’s occupant, who police later learned was safe and had lost the kayak while duck hunting in Waterville. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal file

Game wardens run single-file on Monday, Dec. 20, behind the pennant of the Maine Warden Service as they reach the halfway mark in Gardiner on the annual 15 mile trek to remember the 15 wardens who died in the line of duty. District game wardens, supervisors, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso and wardens’ family members participated in the run that finished at the Fallen Officers Memorial at the Capitol in Augusta. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal



William Potter uses a snowblower Sunday, Dec. 19, to clear walkways at his house in Waterville. Potter says he received about 4 inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday morning. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel 

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