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    Civil War re-enactors fire a rifle volley during Memorial Day ceremonies honoring 44 Civil War veterans on Monday in Chelsea’s Riverside Cemetery.

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    The Smith family kids wave at a passing motorist to draw attention and customers to their lemonade stand outside their home in Troy on Sunday. From left are Charles, Walter, Laura, Elizabeth, Annie and Amelia Smith. The siblings said sales were good and they plan to use the profits for a Father’s Day gift. Father’s Day is June 21.

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    Firefighters extinguish remaining hot spots after a fire destroyed a long chicken barn Saturday, May 23, in Pittston.

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    Madison’s Monica Ouellette competes in the pole vault during the Mountain Valley Conference championship meet Thursday at Alumni Field at Cony High School in Augusta.

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    Swimmers do laps in the first leg, top, Holly Daigle, of Manchester, rides during the second leg, middle, and Angela Moody runs the final leg of the 3rd Annual Capital Y Tri on Saturday, May 23, in Augusta. There were 77 participants, both individual and relay team members, in the event that started and finished in Augusta and included Hallowell and Farmingdale on the bike course. It started with a 425-yard pool, 11 mile bike ride and then a 3.1 mile run. Isaac Stickney, of Portland, was the first male finisher at 56:25.8 and Mellisa Lizzote, of Randolph, was first female finisher at 1:08:40.9.

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    Kyle Huston, of Washburn, left, was first male finisher and Haley Morrill, of Boston, was first female finisher in the 4th annual Miles for Mills 5k on Monday at Cony High School in Augusta. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans. Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, of the 82nd Airborne, lost portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan and now lives in Manchester.

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    Staff photo by Andy Molloy Hall-Dale High School’s Josh Cowing dives for a throw to second base during a game against Oak Hill High School on Tuesday in Farmingdale.

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    Gillian Burnes hangs clothes on the line outside her Gardiner home on Tuesday, as temperatures reached into the low 80s. Conditions were ideal for using nature as a clothes dryer, according to Burnes. “There is a breeze and enough sun to dry them before dinner,” she said.

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    Crawling through mud, Augusta firefighters and police struggle to lift up Patricia Ross of Winslow after her vehicle slid off the road at the Marketplace at Augusta mall area during a severe thunderstorm. Augusta Police Officer Anthony Drouin said Ross’ vision became obscured by the 3:30 p.m. rainstorm and she missed a turn and drove down an embankment. Ross was grateful not to be injured. “I’ll probably be sore tomorrow,” she said.

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    A car drives on a flooded Front Street in Waterville on Thursday as heavy rain moved through the area. Streets flooded and the fast-moving storm’s heavy wind, rain and hail knocked down trees and power lines.

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    Russell Brace, who was president of United Mid-Coast Charities for 13 years, pleaded guilty Friday to federal mail and tax fraud charges.

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    Sam Green, with Waterville Parks and Recreation, patches the walls of the Alfond Municipal Pool on Thursday as the city prepares to open it for the season June 20.

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