Nathan Foye strings lights Thursday on a tree in Haymarket Square on Water Street in Augusta. City workers are illuminating many trees in the city ahead of the holidays. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A person navigates a slushy and snowy sidewalk Wednesday while passing a mural at The Lighthouse operated by the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen on College Avenue in Waterville. The day brought a wintry mix of snow, rain and sleet to the region. The National Weather Service says sunny skies are expected to return Thursday with highs in the upper 30s. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

The Yarmouth sideline celebrates after players recovered an onside kick following a go ahead touchdown in last minute of the 8-man large school football championship Saturday, Nov. 12 on Fuller Field in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Thomas College’s Andon Wood (11) dives for the loose ball against Colby College on Tuesday at Colby College in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows uses a laptop as she speaks to the public Tuesday during a Facebook Live feed that was part of the ranked choice tabulations at the Maine State Office building in Augusta. The tabulation process, that involved about 15 people, is shown at the right. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Joey Buzzell, an electrician with A/D Electric, prepares the traffic lights Thursday at the intersection of Front, Main, Spring and Water streets before the traffic shift late. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Rep.-elect Rachel Talbot Ross, D-Portland, gestures toward the clapping members of the House Democratic caucus after they elected her their candidate for speaker of the house. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Hikers explore the Deer Trail at the Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area on Sunday in Mt. Vernon. The half mile meander directs visitors through the highest portions of the 125 acre plot protected by the Kennebec Land Trust. Like the vast majority of conserved parcels of land in Maine, the Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area is open year round. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Lights from the winter season reflect on the wet pavement of Main Street on Wednesday as a pedestrian walks through in downtown Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Company A 3rd Maine Regiment Volunteer Infantry reenactors march past the grave of Civil War soldier Charles R. Kitteridge during Veterans Day observances Friday in Readfield Corner cemetery. After observances in the cemetery, the group paraded about a mile to Asa Gile Hall for a flag raising, wreath laying and speeches. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Rachael Quimby wraps Christmas lights around a front porch pillar Monday at her home in Smithfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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