Alannah Walters, 4, slides down a hill Sunday, Feb. 20, while sledding with her mother, Bethany, during the Somerset SnowFest at Coburn Park in Skowhegan. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Capt. Scott Malden of the Winslow Fire Department inspects the remnants of the second floor of a house Tuesday on Boston Avenue in Winslow following a fire. Malden inspected the structure after firefighters from Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield and Oakland extinguished the blaze. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Mark Elwin sits in the sunshine with Baby Blue the dog Wednesday in front of the Kennebec River on the bulkhead in Hallowell’s Granite City Park. The ice had water on top of it in spots but was still in place covering the river in downtown Augusta and Hallowell in the early afternoon as temperatures soared to spring-like conditions in the 50s and 60s. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Union member Nate Thomas, who has worked for five years at the Sappi North America Somerset Mill, gathers Thursday with other members of United Steelworkers Local 9 before they hold a rally outside the Poulin-Turner Union Hall in Skowhegan. Workers say they seek a “fairer” contract with Sappi. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel)

Jonathan Hale guides his mountain bike across an icy Indian Pond in St. Albans on Wednesday. Hale said it was the first day he’s had the bike out this winter. Hale said he carries a kayak behind the bike when he travels to Indian Pond during warmer weather. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Hall-Dale players hug after time ran out and the Bulldogs hung on to beat Old Orchard Beach 48-42 in a Class C South girls basketball semifinal Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Rangeley’s Emily Eastlack dives for the ball with Seacoast Christian defender Breckyn Winship during a Class D South semifinal game Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Watching from a radio booth high above the floor, T.J. Halliday, Maine coordinator of basketball officials, rates officiating during the Cony at Nokomis boys Class A North semifinal basketball game Wednesday in the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Maine Central Institute’s Adrianna Brooks (10) leaps for the inbound ball against Hermon High School’s in the Class B North quarterfinals Maine Principals Association basketball tournament at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Friday, Feb. 18. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

The Winthrop bench reacts to a foul against Waynflete during a Class C South boys basketball quarterfinal Monday, Feb. 21, at the Augusta Civic Center. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Nokomis’ Cooper Flagg (32) dunks the ball against Cony during a Class A North semifinal game Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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