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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, right, is retiring after 60 years of service. Taylor is pictured Monday with Fire Chief Dave Coughlin at Taylor's home in Oakland.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, who is retiring after 60 years of service, is pictured Monday with the old fire house at 11 Fairfield St. in Oakland.

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    Hardy Taylor, of the Oakland Fire Department, inspects a leaking fuel tank that lost an undetermined amount of kerosene behind a mobile home on High Street. Taylor and department hazardous materials specialist Chuck Bridges were waiting for a representative with the Department of Environmental Protection to arrive.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, left, and Fire Chief Dave Coughlin walk Monday between new and old fire houses at 11 Fairfield St. in Oakland.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor at the fire station in approximately 2009. At the time the photo was taken, he had been fighting fires for about 50 years.

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    Oakland Fire Chief Dave Coughlin, left, and Deputy Chief Hardy Taylor look over fire equipment used by the town in the 1800's and being stored in a former fire station on Church Street. An old hearse and sleigh are also shown. A new building is under construction in town to create a museum to house old artifacts from the fire department, town government, schools and other historical organizations.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, back, and fellow firefighter Ally Pow laugh at the old fire house at 11 Fairfield St. in Oakland on Monday. A new firehouse is being constructed next door to the current facility.

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    Hardy Taylor sharpens the chain near the tip of a chainsaw at his shop A. O. Taylor & Son in Oakland on Dec. 13, 2001.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, with a uniform and other mementos of his career at his home in Oakland on Monday. Hardy is retiring after 60 years of service.

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    Homeowner Myra Cook breaks down as Oakland Assistant Fire Chief Hardy Taylor speaks with her on Sept. 18, 2003. Her home on the Town Farm Road in Oakland was destroyed by fire.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, left, and Oakland Fire Chief Dave Coughlin walk between new and old fire houses at 11 Fairfield St. in Oakland Monday.

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    Oakland Fire Deputy Chief Hardy Taylor extinguishes flames that sprouted after a Libby Hill resident improperly disposed of hot ashes on Nov. 27, 2012.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, left, with his wife, Gloria, reflects on 60 years of service with the department Monday at their home in Oakland.

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    Oakland Fire Chief Dave Coughlin, left, and Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, right, at Taylor's home in Oakland on Monday.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, left, and Fire Chief Dave Coughlin walk past the old fire house at 11 Fairfield St. in Oakland on Monday. A new firehouse is being constructed next door to the current facility.

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    Oakland Deputy Fire Chief Hardy Taylor, 82, who is retiring after 60 years of service, is pictured Monday with a historic Oakland fire helmet at his home in Oakland.

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