Maine’s Adrianna Smith (33) reacts to a play against Vermont during a women’s basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, in Orono. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

To accommodate her poodle, Emma, 12, Esta shovels slush Wednesday from her lawn at the house they share in Waterville. Esta, 75, says Emma does not like to walk on snow and ice. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Maj. Jason Longley of the Waterville Police Department stands outside the city police station on Friday, Jan. 5. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

A Fairfield firefighter pulls a hose Sunday, Jan. 7, after he and other firefighters extinguished a house fire at 280 Ridge Road in Fairfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Cars travel through water on Western Avenue caused by heavy rainfall and snowmelt on Wednesday in Augusta. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Madison’s Nathan Cornforth tries to protect the ball from Mt. Abram’s Killian Pillsbury (2), Logan Dube, center, and Cam Grey during a boys basketball game on Monday, Jan. 8, in Madison. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Helen Brockway gets a lesson in spinning yarn Tuesday from Ann Wishert during the 83rd annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Jan Lynds tosses a rag to her son James Lynds as James uses a commercial-grade rag cutter to slice the material at their home in Madison on Tuesday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Using a torch at the end of a long pole, Hallowell Fire Department Deputy Chief Aaron Selwood starts the annual bonfire of Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 6, in Hallowell’s Granite City Park. People who brought trees were asked for a $10 donation at the annual post-holidays fundraiser for the Hallowell Firefighters Association. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Lenny Griffeth of Canaan sets an ice fishing trap Thursday at Lake George in Canaan. Griffeth says he has been fishing this week at Lake George, where the ice Thursday was about 6 inches thick. Griffeth is using smelt as bait to catch salmon, brook and brown trout, smallmouth bass, white and yellow perch and pickerel. Griffith says he is using Heritage traps, which are made in Eddington. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Teammates cheer as, from left, Gardiner/Hall-Dale’s Addison Pollis, Cony’s Addison Burnham and Erskine Academy’s AJ Jarosz do butterfly laps in the 200-yard individual medley during a meet on Friday, Jan. 5, at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Maranacook’s Emerson Davis and Madison’s Ella Haynie battle for the ball in a girls basketball game Tuesday in Madison. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Theo Miller, 8, front, of Winslow, and Zoe Stonesifer, 9, of Sidney, gain speed Monday, Jan. 8, while sledding at the North Street Recreation Area in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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