Tucker, a 5-year-old corgi, shepherd mix walks with Pauline Veilleux as they travel Sunday along a trail near their home in Winslow. Veilleux carried a small battery operated hand saw she used to cut vines that were ‘choking out the trees,’ she said. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Madison’s Brayden Furbush, top, and Dirigo’s Nathaniel Wainwright dive for the ball during Thursday’s boys basketball game in Madison. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Rangeley’s Brayden Thompson, middle, looks for an open teammate as Richmond’s Zander Steele (44), David Edwards, middle, and Brady Alexander defend during a boys basketball game Tuesday in Richmond. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Messalonskee boys basketball players react during a game against Cony on Tuesday in Oakland. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Messalonskee’s Jake Towle throws Mt. Blue’s Kendall Foster during a 165-pound weight class match Thursday in Oakland. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

High school skiers turn though gates on a slalom course at Saddleback ski area Wednesday in Rangeley. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Skiers ride the lift at the Saddleback ski area in Rangeley on Wednesday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Flowers were left Sunday, Dec. 31, at the entrance to Damon’s Beverage in Waterville near signage relevant to the recent death there of employee Angela Bragg. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Maine Maritime Academy’s C.J.Lilljeqvist, left, and Colby’s Liam O’Connell go for a loose ball during a men’s basketball game Tuesday in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Judi Richardson, left, hugs Arthur Barnard, who lost his son Artie Strout in the Oct. 25 mass shooting in Lewiston, after Barnard spoke Wednesday at a news conference on the opening day of the legislative session in Augusta. Richardson’s daughter, Darien Richardson, died from complications resulting from gunshot wounds in 2010. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Owner Mike Robinson pets Waylon the goat Tuesday at RMT Farms in Litchfield. The grain-free farm and rescue has 22 goats along with alpacas, pot-belly pigs and birds that munch on the discarded holiday trees after workers inspect to make sure all decorations are gone. Robinson says they collected about 100 trees so far. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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