People march from a parking lot at the corner of Capital and Chamberlain streets to start the annual Hands Around the Capitol anti-abortion event at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday, Jan. 15. Traditionally the march starts a few blocks away at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, but it was shortened because of gusty winds and bitter cold temperatures. Participants stand opposed to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Vurle Jones of the II Clean car wash in Skowhegan uses a high-pressure wand to clean the floor in a manual wash bay Sunday, Jan. 16. Jones said the car wash features both automatic wash and manual wash bays. It also has an indoor dog wash. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Willa Smith, 5, and her mother, Caitlin Frame, bundle up Tuesday while walking down a road that passes through the pastures at their family’s organic dairy in Monmouth. Their dog, Spot, a champion short distance sprinter, occasionally pulls Willa on a sled, but on Tuesday the dog was dragging Frame across the ice. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Skiers follow the tracks of a dog Thursday across Minnehonk Lake in Mt. Vernon. Approximately a foot of ice graces the water that still exhibits a few open spots but may be getting thicker as temperatures continue to hover below freezing. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Administrative Assistant/Secretary Deb Bodge, left, is led by kindergarten teacher Vickie Merrill into the gym to receive one of the two state finalists for the U.S. Department of Education Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Awards from Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin on Tuesday at Marcia Buker School in Richmond. Bodge has worked there for 37 years and Merrill for 38 years. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Richie Potter of Baker’s Smelt Camps carries a plank across the water Sunday, Jan. 16, as a bridge to the shacks erected on the Kennebec River in Pittston. Potter worked all day Saturday and all night Sunday installing the shacks at his family’s business. The subzero temperatures created one foot of ice, Potter said. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A member of the Colby College grounds crew clears snow from Johnson Pond for ice skating Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Waterville college. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Former boys basketball coach and retired high school teacher David Poulin, left, hugs Winthrop Athletic Director Joel Stoneton after a ceremony naming the court after him Saturday, Jan. 15, at the high school. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

The Nokomis student section erupts after a monster dunk by Cooper Flagg (32) against Brewer during a boys basketball game Thursday in Newport. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Dennis Hammac speaks in front of a sign that reads “Unmask Our Kids” on Thursday during the public comment portion of the Maine School Administrative District 54’s board of directors meeting at Skowhegan Area High School in Skowhegan. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

An ice fisherman navigates his way back to the protection of the ice shack on Saturday, Jan. 15, on Wood Pond in Jackman as the ambient temperature hovers around minus 7 degrees with a wind chill around minus 30 degrees. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Dee Robbins, 70, guides her snow shovel while driving her motorized scooter down her home’s driveway Monday, Jan. 17, during a snowstorm in Waterville. Robbins made several shoveling passes before going back inside her home to warm up and charge the scooter’s battery. Snow fell inland, but along the coast the storm brought mostly rain and high wind. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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