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  • Published
    March 5, 2022

    In photos: See the action from Saturday’s high school basketball championships

    The Skowhegan High girls went undefeated, the Nokomis boys and 6-foot-7 freshman Cooper Flagg showed us why they’ve been the top story in Maine sports all season, and the South Portland boys team won its first state title in 30 years. Here are some of our favorite photos from the final day of Maine’s high school basketball tournament.

  • Published
    July 12, 2021

    In photos: Maine summer in full swing

    It begins unofficially after Memorial Day, with flowers in full bloom in June and ever-lengthening hours of sunshine. July brings the heat, warmer ocean water in the southern part of the state – and the tourists. It begins to slip through our fingers in August, all too soon. Summer in Maine.

  • Published
    May 3, 2021

    In photos: Scenes of April give way to flowers of May

    Our photographers capture the dreary and the glorious of April before it finally yields to the sunshine of true spring.

  • Published
    March 15, 2021

    In photos: Let there be light

    Daylight saving time started again on Sunday, leading to dreams of those long summer nights in Maine, when the sun doesn’t set until after 8 p.m. There’s a bipartisan bill in Congress now, called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, sponsored by politicians as different as U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., that would make DST permanent. If it passes, we would not switch our clocks back in the fall. Meanwhile, Press Herald photographers took advantage of our lengthening days to look for beautiful light.

  • Published
    February 22, 2021

    In photos: A winter wonderland just outside your door

    It’s February, it’s cold, we’re in the middle of a worldwide pandemic (as if you could forget) and that spells cabin fever. So here are some photos to remind you of the many ways that Maine is a perfect place to be living through this. It’s a winter wonderland just outside your door.

  • Published
    February 8, 2021

    In photos: Mittens and Mainers, what’s not to love?

    Warm woolen mittens are one of our favorite things, and they got special attention when Sen. Bernie Sanders wore them, sitting in a folding chair looking grumpy, at President Biden’s inauguration. Sanders’ mien and mittens, in the photo by photographer Brendan Smialowski, went viral, making the Twitter universe, and many others, happy for many cold winter days. The mittens were famously given to Sanders by Vermonter Jen Ellis, a former Mainer. Ellis learned to sew at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland, taught by home economics teacher Jeannette Collett. Here are a few Mainers with their mittens, including Collett, who is wearing her very own pair of Jen Ellis mittens.

  • Published
    December 21, 2020

    In photos: Lighting up the night

    The winter solstice, the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, takes place at 5:02 a.m. Dec. 21. The long nights of a pandemic have been made beautiful, though, with holiday lights throughout our cities and towns. Many people put their displays up earlier than usual this year as a way to bring joy and help dispel the gloom of a difficult year. Press Herald photographers recorded some of the colorful beauty.

  • Published
    November 16, 2020

    In photos: The week COVID-19 surged in Maine

    It’s been predicted since the beginning of the pandemic, and last week it was clear as the number of coronavirus infections grew sharply.

  • Published
    November 9, 2020

    In photos: A look back at historic Election Day 2020 in Maine

    Press Herald photographers fanned out to record voters and candidates in an election that saw a record turnout.

  • Published
    October 26, 2020

    Consider the lowly gull: A photo essay

    Gulls are often maligned as “rats of the sky,” but is that assessment warranted? Isn’t there beauty in their plaintive calls? Aren’t they as evocative of the coast as salt air, foghorns, bell buoys, lobster boats and lighthouses?
    Or are they simply too common, too messy and too pushy to deserve our admiration?
    Gulls, love them or hate them, are smart, fascinating, even beautiful, as our gallery shows. Just don’t call them seagulls. Birders will tell you there is no such animal.

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