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    John and Rebecca McKenney cut and stack firewood for winter at their home in Clinton on Wednesday,

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    Elijah Wright hits the water after jumping into the Kennebec River in Skowhegan from the swinging bridge as friend Seth Johnson watches on Tuesday.

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    Staff photo by David Leaming Flo Holmes searches for ripe blackberries to pick Tuesday at the Holmes Christmas Tree farm in Albion.

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    FARMINGTON,ME.-August 21: Charity Sargood paints one of the benches in the new park at the intersection on High Street and Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Photo by David Leaming/Staff Photographer)

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    CAP.cutline_standalone:Sam O’Connor cleans the roof of the school bus he operates Tuesday at Cyr Bus Line terminal in Augusta. O’Connor said he is looking forward to his route through Dresden commencing next week. “I’m 64 and I’ve been in school since I was five years old,” the retired teacher said.

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    CAP.cutline_standalone:Diver Zach Beaudry hands Christopher Taylor a milfoil plant Tuesday extracted from Purgatory Stream in Litchfield. The Friends of Cobbossee Watershed summer employees said they collect approximately 2,500 gallons of the invasive species a week from ponds and streams in Kennebec County. The non-profit group harvested over 16,000 gallons last year, Taylor said, and hope to collect 20,000 this year.

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    CAP.cutline_standalone:Kaiden White, 8, rides out with his uncle, Mike Freeman, to tend a field Tuesday at the Black Farm in Litchfield. The duo were turning over the last cuts of hay before heading to the local store for cold drinks, and then doing some baling.

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    CAP.cutline_standalone:Donald Vannah, 81, right, and Fred Glidden, 71, apply a coat of silver leaf paint Tuesday to the iron fence around the soldiers’ memorial at the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield. Glidden was helping his friend, who helps to take care of the community site, touch up the gate in exchange for lunch.

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    Jesse Mansir spits as he is brought into the Gardiner Police station after being arrested by police Thursday night in connection with the robbery of a local Rite Aid earlier in the day.

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    Logan Toothaker, 9, climbs on the metal ladders as volunteers with Get Filthy Foundation clean up Moor Street park in Waterville on Saturday.

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    Parker Morin throws a toy football through a hole in a tarp to win a prize during a fundraiser on Saturday at Cony High’s Alumni Field. Alison Lucas, mother of former Cony quarterback Ben Lucas, was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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    Ron Cushing, center, stands in the winner’s circle with Achilles Blue Chip after winning the Walter H. Hight Memorial Race on Saturday.

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    A bucket of ice is dumped over Steve Marson Sunday by his brother, Bruce Densmore, during an ALS ice bucket challenge in South Gardiner. Marson agreed to donate up to $3,000 to match donations for research the disease his wife, Carole, was diagnosed with ALS two years ago.

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