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    Otterbrook's Bryce, a golden retriever, searches Sunday for a scent while circling handler Judith Herman, of Gardiner, on a track at the Vile's Arboretum in Augusta. Members of the Tracking Club of Maine held a trial, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, to test their canines in following human scent at the arboretum.

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    Erskine Academy's William Bourque runs the 1600 meter run during at track meet on Thursday at Erskine Academy in China.

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    Frances Pottle, 9, hangs a cedar fence Sunday with her mother, Nina, in the yard of their Monmouth home. The posts were installed, the elder Pottle said, to contain two new additions to the family of seven — a pair of rescue dogs.

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    Handlers observe a tracking dog follow scent Sunday, May 6, at the Vile's Arboretum in Augusta. Members of the Tracking Club of Maine held a trial, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, to test their canines in following human scent at the Arboretum.

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    Students watch the mock crash scene on Thursday at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale. "Hopefully kids have a take away message about distracted driving and what can happen," said principal Mark Tinkham. "We're just hoping for a safe spring."

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    Firefighters lift away a car roof after it was cut off during a mock accident event on Thursday at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale. The event was staged to show students the dangers of distracted driving either from substance abuse or from smartphone usage.

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    Firefighters check on Key Club members playing car crash victims during an event to discourage distracted driving, staged on Thursday at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale. Farmingdale, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Hallowell and Augusta fire departments along with Delta Ambulance, Maine State Police, Kennebec Sheriff's Office and Hallowell Police took part in the event. Hall-Dale students who are junior firefighters with the Hallowell and Farmingdale departments also took part in the event. Firefighters cut open the cars to remove victims while law enforcement officers investigated the driver who caused the accident in the scenario. After field sobriety tests, he was handcuffed and taken away in a police car.

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    Bianca Toolin reels in a long weed while fishing in China Lake in China on on Wednesday. Her friend and co-fisherman Eddie Becker did not conceal his laughter at the catch.

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    Erskine's Nick Howard can't collect a foul by Gardiner during a game Monday in South China.

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    Sheryl Cole is comforted by a first responder Monday at the Smart and Edwards funeral home in Skowhegan before a procession for the funeral service for her husband, Somerset Deputy Cpl. Gene Cole, in Bangor.

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    An excavator operator on Thursday pushes over the first of two buildings, the second building in background, that are being demolished to make room for the KV Federal Credit Union at the corner of Main and Oak streets in Waterville.

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    Department of Marine Resources fisheries technician Jeff Smith, left, Matthew Bettencourt and biologist Jason Bartlett collect eels Monday from a net in Cobbosseecontee Stream in Gardiner. The state scientists were gathering juvenile eels for a study of the fish's life cycle. The eels arrive in fresh water from the Sargasso Sea before returning to breed in the same spot in the Atlantic Ocean as adults.

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