Colby Dolan of the Richmond Department of Public Works installs replacement boards Wednesday on a leaf-covered footbridge at Peacock Beach Park. The park is managed by the town of Richmond and includes a swimming area in Pleasant Pond. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Frank Gruhn, right, of Sheridan Construction Corp., operates a 135-foot boom lift Wednesday as Mike Morgan handles chains used to remove a 57-foot steeple from the Children’s Discovery Museum of Central Maine at 7 Eustis Parkway in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Bicyclists Devan Bryant, right, and Wayne Hargrove of Waterville ride through Fall colors at the Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on Tuesday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Waterville Senior High School cafeteria worker Alisa Jolicoeur carries freshly grilled veggie burgers Tuesday while she and school food service director John Hersey, right, served students during a cookout that was part of “Day of Caring,” in which students completed a range of volunteer projects. About 600 students and staffers were served burgers, hot dogs, fruit, chips and other items following a morning of work. Students also did volunteer work at several other locations in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Lawrence defender Braden Littlefield, left, intercepts a Messalonskee pass during a Class B North football game Friday, Oct. 13, in Fairfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Morton Brook Ranch owner Christian Jensen, right, tells a pair of sheep not to turn back to their old pasture Tuesday after the herd had crossed Wiscasset Road in Pittston. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

People cheer after the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 13, at Charlie’s Field at Maxwell Complex in Winthrop. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Cony’s Loralie Grady (5), Leavitt’s Haley Marston (32) and MCI’s Addison Verrill (62) run during the KVAC Class B cross-country championships Saturday, Oct. 14, at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Melanie Weiss slides a mantle over a Torah scroll Sunday morning, Oct. 15, that has been repaired as part of a campaign that has raised about $3.4 million for renovations and other needs at Beth Israel Synagogue at 291 Main St. in Waterville. Congregants got a close look at the scroll that is more than 100 years old. A new Torah reading table and lectern have also been built as part of the improvements. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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