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    People chant during the Black Lives Matter protest June 7 in Augusta.

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    Fans watch from separate socially distanced circles during Cony at Gardiner field hockey game Oct. 8 at Alex Somerville Field in Gardiner.

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    Travis Seward II gestures towards adults watching outside track after dumping his bike Aug. 25 at Wheeler Spring MX in Bowdoin. An adult rider on the track stopped and picked it up for him.

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    Caroline, left, Charlie and Alistair McKee beckon customers to the lemonade stand on Aug. 23. They erected the stand on the front lawn of their Hallowell home. The siblings said sales were brisk and all done in complete compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

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    Wren Circo, 6, leaps over a sprinkler and a pile of logs she assembled May 28 on the front yard of her Hallowell home. Circo said she likes to hit the water obstacle course at least three times a week for an hour.

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    Dan Shaw, of Mountain State School Equipment, and Augusta Civic Center staffers work to install on of the new basketball goals on Feb. 12 in the Poulin Auditorium of the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, speaks from the rostrum after winning the election on Dec. 2 in the Augusta Civic Center on opening day of the 130th Maine Legislature. Each representative had their own personal table in the auditorium that hosts games in the annual high school basketball tournament.

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    Angela Carey, left, is reflected in bay window as she reaches out to mother Gloria Carey during her 93rd birthday party on April 17 at Hillside Manor in Hallowell. Friends and family weren't allowed to visit inside because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hallowell Police and Fire departments led a parade of about 25 cars that Gloria Carey watched through the window. After family and friends parked cars they held signs and stood outside, six feet apart, and sang her "Happy Birthday."

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    Gardiner fans cheer on their Tigers during Class A North championship game against Hampden Academy on Feb. 21 at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Birds swarm around as the compactor rolls over piles of fresh garbage on March 19 at Hatch Hill landfill in Augusta.

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    Josh Jacobson, 15, rides his dirt bike down the center of an empty Water Street on April 16 in Gardiner at noon time. Most of the shops are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Jacobson said he's taking his high school freshman classes at home. Outside his lessons, Jacobson said he's mastered wheelies on his bike. "I can go the how length of the street now," he said.

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    Firefighters work to extinguish any hot spots left in walls on Feb. 29 at a 12-unit apartment building fire at 36 Malta St. in Augusta.

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    Abigail and Zachary St. Johns are greeted with bubbles and rice during a wedding march June 21 in Hallowell. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the couple relocated their wedding ceremony to her parents' home and walked around the block after exchanging nuptials to greet neighbors and friends from a socially safe distance.

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    Gardiner Area High School senior Jaycie Stevens, left, gives a socially distant high five to teacher Andrea Creamer May 30 at The Ice Cream Shoppe in Randolph. Creamer brought the gift bag to her at job as part of one truck parade in which she brought gifts her French IV students. Creamer said that the bags included balloon, card, glow stick, sticker sheet, and coaster with a cartoon of her teaching online French class.

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    The Rev. Kerry R. Mansir delivers a sermon April 26 from the altar at Christ Church Episcopal Church in Gardiner. Her family were the only people present at the live streamed service at the church that built in 1820.

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    Levy Swartzentruber, right, leads his carriage carrying his family and hauling canoes to their home in Whitefield Aug. 27 after spending the morning fishing on Clary Lake in Jefferson. Swartzentruber, 23, said he took up paddling and casting after relocating from Aroostook County a few years ago and tries to fish every day. A metal roofer by trade, he occasionally sets out at dawn with a team of horses and pair of aluminum canoes to chase bass on the Kennebec River in Gardiner, he said. The thirty mile trips are a preview of a trip he's been planing for a year. "I want to go deep sea fishing," he said.

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    Winthrop senior captains Natalie Frost, left, and Aaliyah Wilson-Falcone celebrate just after time runs out in Class C South championship game on Feb. 22 at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Family, friends and graduates maintain a social distance June 14 before walking into Cony High School in Augusta. Instead of the usual one large Sunday afternoon ceremony for all seniors at the Augusta Civic Center they held many smaller ceremonies all weekend long at the High School.

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    Hall-Dale Elementary School second grader Eloise Fisher, 7, attends a virtual class Sept. 23 while her brother, Henry, 14, works on a lesson at their Farmingdale home

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    West Gardiner firefighter Mike Gross watches town Road Commissioner Gary Hickey unclog a storm basin Dec. 1 that flooded the Bog Road.

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    A Cony High School volleyball player offers a spike to teammates during a Oct. 5 game against Messalonskee High School in Augusta. Games are usually held inside but were held outdoors because of coronavirus pandemic.

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    Dee Dee Bailey makes a heart gesture to students in a vehicle April 15 during meal distributions at Laura E. Richard School in Gardiner. Staffers prepared and distributed the meals for students on Mondays and Wednesdays while students were doing remote learning and the school buildings were closed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Hampden Academy senior guard Bryce Lausier, left, Cony senior forward Dakota Dearborn and Hampden Academy junior guard Andy Raye watch as Dearborn's last second shot misses to end the Class A North championship game in favor of Hampden Academy on Feb. 21 at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Dom's Barbershop proprietor Patty Burnett, left, cuts Lou Meader's hair as barber Julie Keithley clips Ron Grotton's scalp May 6 at the Hallowell establishment that has welcomed walk-in customers since 1936. Complying with rules to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Burnett requires customers to make appointments by phone and wear face masks with only two people allowed to sit for a trim at the same time in barber chairs six feet apart.

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    AUGUSTA, ME - FEBRUARY 1: Camden Hill's Ian Henderson celebrates winning in 145 pound finals during KVAC wrestling tournament on Saturday February 1, 2020 at Cony High School in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)

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    Resident Tim Lawrence debates one of the early warrant items during the Pittston town meeting July 11 in the pulling ring at the Pittston Fairgrounds.

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    Cony's Grace Kirk during a tri-meet Sept. 25 at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta. There would usually have spectators cheering her on from behind the flags, but there were no spectators allowed at the event because of coronavirus crowd size restrictions.

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    Al Cavanagh, seated, greets well wishers June 21 during the 96th birthday celebration in his honor on the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta.

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    Nels, left, Shelby and Lucy Omdal clean up March 30 at the Frosty's doughnut shop they closed in Gardiner.

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