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    The Week in Photos: Aug. 24-30 - Staff photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Leon King, of Ranger Contracting, watches as Patrick Currie uses an excavator to level the grade Tuesday while rebuilding the boat launch at the Lake George Regional Park East in Canaan. Sections of concrete will be installed to provide a firmer surface for launching boats and is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 11.

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    Colby College freshmen students take part Thursday in Waterville in a community service project involving the painting of large, colorful banners that will be hung around the city as part of their orientation to the college and community. Groups of students also cleaned garden beds around the farmers market area in the Concourse.

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    The Albert Church Brown Memorial Library in China got a facelift Sunday thanks to inmates of the Kennebec County jail taking part in a community service program. Eight female inmates scraped and painted shutters and doors, saving the library money and labor, according to library trustees Gerry and Mary Boyle, who also helped with the work. The substance abuse offenders receive time off from their sentences for the work and must attend counseling services.

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    The Week in Photos: Aug. 24-30 - Staff photo by Andy Molloy | of | Share this photo

    CAP.cutline_standalone:Joselyn Walsh waters the mammoth sunflowers growing in the front yard of her Gardiner home on Thursday. She said when she moved to the home with her husband, “I told him we’re not going to just waste the lawn by mowing it.”

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    Parker Gidney of Vassalboro inflates rafts Tuesday with an electric pump inside a friend’s car before swimming in Lake Cobbossee in Manchester. The 17-year-old said it would be the last dip of the summer with his friends before commencing his senior year at Waterville High School.

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    The Week in Photos: Aug. 24-30 - Staff photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Gilda Nardone, executive director of Women, Work and Community, left, hugs University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Handley after the announcement of the plan to call the Gannett Building on Water Street Handley Hall. Nardone’s group has offices on top floor of the downtown building.

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    The Week in Photos: Aug. 24-30 - Contributed photo by Chris Rogers | of | Share this photo

    A trailer full of hay burned on Route 126 in West Gardiner Wednesday afternoon. Owner Herbert Moreshead speculated it was started by a cigarette from a passing motorist or sparks from his trailer.

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    The Week in Photos: Aug. 24-30 - Staff photo by Doug Harlow | of | Share this photo

    Skowhegan police officers Timothy Williams, Kyle Haseltine and Herbert Oliver subdue a man in the municipal parking lot near Aubuchon Hardware Friday. Police Chief Ted Blais said Haseltine was called to the hardware store to investigate a report of a man who was out of control and yelling in the store. Oliver and Williams soon joined Haseltine in subduing the man, who Blais said refused to cooperate when officers tried to get him to leave the store. The man, identified as Steven Farrell, a resident of the Trinity Church shelter, was subdued in the parking lot. Police said he appeared to be under the influence of a substance and was taken to the Somerset County Jail in East Madison. He was charged withcriminal trespass, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest.

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    Donald Paradis watches as police reconstruct the scene of an accident after his van and bicyclist Mathew Grover collided on Upper Main Street in Waterville. Grover was seriously injured and flown via helicopter to the hospital.

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    AUGUSTA, ME - AUGUST: Eric Bard of Sidney is escorted Tuesday August 26, 2014 into Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta to stand trail sexually abusing young girl he was babysitting and recording it. (Photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)

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    Maine 201 Antiques business owner Robert Dale was in Skowhegan District Court on Monday to answer a charge of contempt for not cleaning up his Fairfield property as ordered by the town.

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    Firefighters expose flames through the roof on Monday while battling a blaze at 23 State St. in Augusta.

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