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    Lauren Enicott, 16, soaks up the rays in her pool in the driveway at her West Street home in Waterville on July 3, 2018. Temperatures were tipping the thermometers at 95 degrees. Any respite from the heat was welcome.

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    Ty Dauphinee, 6, climbs a tree in his cape at the Skowhegan police department hosted barbecue at Coburn Park in Skowhegan on Aug. 7, 2018. It's Sowhegan's first but the 35th annual get-together nation-wide introducing children to law enforcement in a positive way.

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    Janet Rivira cools off with her child, Devon, 3, in the water spray at Castonguay Square in Waterville on July 19, 2018.

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    Siiri Stinson shares a moment with her daughter Leah while trying on her graduation gown at home in Wilton on June 10, 2018.

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    Siiri Stinson comforts her daughter Leah, 20, at home after school at their Wilton home on May 9, 2018. Leah suffers from a rare disease named Angelman Syndrome, that affects her cognitive and physical development. She has the cognitive function of an 8 month to 18-month-old. Her mother, Siiri has been battling with the Regional School District 9 over budget cuts that would eliminate services available to Leah.

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    Will Call stays open as the Melvin Seals and JGB show Sue Nearly tries to will some patrons to the Melvin Seals and JGB show at the Waterville Opera House on May 24, 2018.

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    Earlande Lake, center, looks at Erald Corson, as he asks a question in regards to Article 7 during the annual Town Meeting at Somerset Academy in Athens on March 9, 2018.

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    Luc Tieman, left, becomes emotional as friends and family of murder victim, Valerie Tieman, speak during sentencing for the murder of his wife, Valerie Tieman, at the Somerset County Court House in Skowhegan on May, 11, 2018. Tieman received 55 years in prison.

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    Voters fill the polls at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Nov. 6, 2018. Maine experienced a record-breaking turn out of voters at 65 percent, breaking the old record set four years ago at 59 percent. Voters waited in line up to three hours to cast their ballot.

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    Teresa Potter welcomes her daughter Karen, in to her arms after departing a bus being used to keep students warm after their original bus was in a collision with a small plow truck at the intersection of state route 32 and state route 137 in Winslow on Dec. 20, 2018.

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    Workers at Huhtamaki peer out of an office window as crews from Arbo's towing clear a one vehicle roll-over on College Avenue in Waterville on Nov. 1, 2018. The car apparently lost control after the mechanic working on the vehicle accelerated out of Maurice and Sons Body Shop on to College Avenue for a post work test drive with the car coming to rest on its roof next to manufacturing plant.

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    Investigators with the Maine State Fire Marshall's Office remove the body of Douglas Barrett, 48, who was killed in an early morning fire at his duplex on Milburn Street in Skowhegan on Sept. 7, 2018. Authorities are treating the fire as an arson.

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    Firefighters from seven area fire departments responded to a structure fire at 428 Pleasant View Ridge Drive, in South China on Dec. 3, 2018.

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    Investigators with the Maine State Police and Waterville police investigators solemnly walk the body of a man found dead under the North Street railroad overpass to a waiting hearse at the scene on North Street in Waterville on Oct. 4, 2018. The man was later identified as Anthony Kershner, 46, of Center Street in Waterville. No foul is suspected.

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    Police search cars for suspected killer John Williams on Mill Stream Road in Norridgewock o April 25, 2018.

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    A black ribbon covers the badge of Somerset County Sheriff, Dale Lancaster, in honor of fallen deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole, during a press conference near the Norridgewock fire department in Norridgewock on April 27, 2018.

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    Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster offers a folded American flag to Sheryl Cole, widow of Cpr. Eugene Cole during funeral services for fallen Somerset County Sheriff's deputy, Cpl. Eugene Cole at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on May, 7, 2018. Cole was shot and killed early morning hours of April 25 while trying to m are an arrest.

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    Somerset County Sheriff's deputies escort the casket of Cpl. Eugene Cole out of the Cross Insurance Center with this cruiser in the back ground in Bangor on May, 7, 2018. Cole was shot and killed early morning hours of April 25th while trying to m are an arrest.

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    Chase Foss, 9, left, stands with the rare doe with a four-point rack of antlers at his home in New Sharon on Nov. 13, 2018. Foss bagged the deer, his first ever, on his first day of hunting on Monday with his father, Daniel Foss near their home in New Sharon.

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    The second Congressional district recount continues on Dec. 13, 2018, at the Elkins Building in Augusta.

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    Tani Lowe, center, the bass drum with the Cony Pep Band before the opening game of the boys basketball season against Lawrence High School on Dec. 7, 2018, at Cony High School in Augusta.

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    Kennebec Journal file photo by Joe Phelan Senate Sgt-at-arms Peter Weston, left, and Darek Grant, laugh at a joke made during a speech nominating Grant to be Secretary of The Senate on Dec. 5, 2018, at the Maine State House in Augusta.

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    Attorney Walt McKee and Andrew Balcer during sentencing on Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

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    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in downtown in Gardiner Fire Department Ladder 1 on Dec. 1, 2018, in Gardiner.

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    Cony's Jakob Arbour celebrates after pinning Windham's George Butts in 152 pound match on Dec. 15, 2018, at the James A. Bragoli Memorial Gym in Gardiner.

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    Megan McKenney, of Lewiston, waits in line to check out at 1:11 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2018, at Kohl's in Augusta. She and her shopping group were planning to get coffee before continuing on to Freeport for more Black Friday shopping.

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    Sean Maguire, left, and Jessica Maguire push their 8-week-old son Torin Maguire in the Gasping Gobbler 5K run on Nov. 22, 2018, at the Cony High in Augusta.

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    Gasping Gobbler 5K participants run past Cony High School on Nov. 22, 2018, in Augusta. James Olivier was the male finisher and Vanessa Holman was first female. The prizes for the annual race are food. In age groups, third place gets dinner rolls, second place gets a pie and first gets a turkey. The overall male and female winners get all three of those things and a turkey topped trophy. Temperature at start time was 7 degrees with a negative 10 degree windchill according to National Weather Service.

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    Department of the Secretary of State employee Tom Bull wheels a cart of ballot boxes back to the storage room at 4:35 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2018, as the ranked choice voting tally for Maine Second Congressional District continues in the Elkins Building in Augusta.

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    The Rev. Carie Johnsen, left, and Khalid Zamat chat over a meal while sitting outside of Mainly Groceries on Oct. 30, 2018, in Augusta. Johnsen is minister at Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta. There was also a march before the meal that was part of a commemoration of ArbaÕeen, a holiday commemorating the death of Imam Husayn.

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    Traip Academy 5 Tre Brown, left, and Hall-Dale 13 Matt Albert head a ball during a Class C South playoff game on Oct. 23, 2018, at the Melvin H. Simmons Athletic Complex in Farmingdale.

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    Rising Scholar Jacinta Hunt, left, and Lorigan Lake-Corral, the professor that nominated her, bump fist as they part during the entrance processional at the annual University of Maine at Augusta convocation on Sept. 21, 2018, at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    A bee buzzes between blossoms in a clump of New England Aster flowers on Civic Center Drive on Sept. 18, 2018, in Augusta.

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    After being recognized for their work all session by Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, top center, nonpartisan legislative staff members walk out of the House chamber on Sept. 13, 2018, at the Maine State House in Augusta. It's a tradition on the last day of session to thank the staffers who work to keep the legislature going.

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    The Hallowell Community Band rides down Water Street during Old Hallowell Day parade on July 21, 2018, in Hallowell.

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    People stand at attention listening as Taps is played at the end of ceremony where some of the names of Mainers killed in Vietnam War were read aloud on July 20, 2018, at the Wall That Heals on the Gardiner Common. The traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. spent several days visiting Gardiner last week.

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    Tina Tarbox, left, David Tarbox and their dog Deliah cool off in Maranacook Lake on July 5, 2018, in Winthrop. The nearby town beach was crowded too as people tried to beat the heat.

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    Boys on a parading boat spray spectators with water guns during the boat parade on July 4, 2018, on Mill Stream in Belgrade.

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    Hall-Dale pitcher Cole Lockhart celebrates 2-1 victory over Houlton in Class C state baseball championship game on June 16, 2018, in Standish.

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    Then-Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Janet Mills, right, reacts as Emily Cain, executive director of Emily's List, talks about how they used to serve together in Maine Senate during campaign event on June 8, 2018, next to the fountain between the Maine State House and the Cultural Building in Augusta.

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    Kennebec Journal file photo by Joe Phelan Alpha Castro, left, and Chris Blackburn paint sizing, which prepares it to be gilded, onto the ornamental plaster ceiling in the reading room on May 16, 2018, in the Lithgow Public Library in Augusta.

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    Skowhegan's Kyle Jacque leaps during at triple jump competition on May 10, 2018, at Erskine Academy in China.

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    Joe Dobbins of Hartford, wears a cut-out of an AR-10 tactical rifle during a 2nd amendment rights rally on April 14, 2018, in the plaza between Burton M. Cross State Office Building and Maine State House in Augusta.

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    Kameren Knowles, of AC Towing, rolls up his sleeves before reaching into the cold water to hook a tow cable onto Stephanie Arnio's 2014 Hyundai Accent on Jan. 15, 2018, in a riverfront parking lot at the end of Central Street in Hallowell. Arnio, who lives in a downtown apartment nearby said that they were surprised to wake up Sunday morning and see the Kennebec River covering vehicles.

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    Kennebec Journal file photo by Joe Phelan Steve Weems, executive director of the Solar Energy Association of Maine, stands on the fourth floor looking onto the third on April 4, 2018, in the rotunda of the Maine State House in Augusta. It will be a busy couple of weeks as the Legislature moves towards a statutory adjournment date on April 18

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    Debbie and Mark Rodrigue climb up the ladder and run back to shore after jumping in the fifth annual Maine Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Ice Out Plunge fundraiser on March 17, 2018, at Winthrop Town Beach. There were 95 dippers and the event raised about $35,000. Audrey Thompson said that "it was really cold," and that her wet hair was starting to freeze between exiting the lake and getting back into the American Legion hall.

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    Plow truck driver Jake Allen has breakfast around 5:55 a.m. on March 8, 2018, at the Hi-Hat Drive In in Farmingdale. Allen's truck is parked out front and he said he had been plowing driveways since around 3 a.m.

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    Hall-Dale captain Owen Dupont whips around the net as the Bulldogs celebrate winning the Class C South final game on Feb. 24, 2018, at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    After swimming under water most of the pool length, Cony's Gabby Low surfaces in the 100 yard backstroke during the Class A KVAC meet on Feb. 10, 2018, at Bath YMCA.

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    The moon sets behind the Maine State House around 6:47 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2018, in Augusta. It was called a super blue blood moon which is three fairly common moon events that are all happening at the same time. The super means the moon is closer to Earth then usual and so appears larger. The blue means it is the second full moon of the month and the blood is for the red color caused by a total lunar eclipse. But on the east coast the moon set before totality occurred.

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