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    The remains of 36 Northern Avenue are seen last Saturday.

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    Deborah Boothby said Wednesday she is hoping to buy a house after getting burned and losing her Augusta apartment in a fire last week.

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    Kim McHugh, left, and Aryke Coombs gather toys, clothing and personal items on Friday for delivery to about 300 children as part of the Skowhegan Christmas Tree Giving Program, organized for the past 25 years by Leisa Emery in the town assessor’s office. Gifts will go to children and families in about 10 area towns.

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    Dereck Oltz holds a cat that he found last Saturday, a day after a fire destroyed apartment building where he lived at 36 Northern Ave. in Augusta. Oltz said the cat belongs to a neighbor in the building and that he had found it hiding in woods near the building’s charred remains. He had taken his mother, Heather Oltz, back see the building where she had lived until it burned down on Friday morning.

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    Firefighters prepare Tuesday to attack a blaze that destroyed an apartment building at 20 State St.. No injuries were reported at the early morning fire, according to Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette. “But now five more families need housing,” he said.

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    Salvation Army cadet Hannah Dale plays the ukulele and sings Christmas carols during the Kettle Blitz on Thursday at Walmart in Augusta. Dale said she just got the instrument this week, but she already is a guitar player, so it was easy to pick it up.

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    Richard Giffin, 22, watches from a school bus that sheltered residents as a multi-unit apartment building burned Tuesday morning. The early morning blaze on State Street in Augusta displaced five families, according to Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette.

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    Wyatt Beaulieu, of Randolph, checks a text message Tuesday while waiting to pull his car out of a snowbank at the Gardiner waterfront. Beaulieu said he lost control of the car on a fresh coat of ice.

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    State Police Det. Terry James, left, and Dept. of Corrections Lt. Lydia Burnham examine a pool of blood Thursday in a Gardiner apartment during training with the State Police Evidence Response Team. Law enforcement officers from several different state and municipal agencies practiced collecting evidence as part of the team’s training.

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    John Garofalo and his grandson Lucas Garofalo watch a train roll past on Saturday during the Maine State Museum’s annual model railroading event in the atrium of the Maine State Cultural Building in Augusta.

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    Jan Goranson, left, and Kaite West harvest kale through the ice and snow Sunday at Goranson Farm in Dresden. The proprietor of Goranson Farm and the apprentice farmer were harvesting the last autumn crop ahead of a forecast drop in temperatures. Goranson said leafy greens are still growing inside shelters at the organic farm and will be available during the winter.

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    CAP.cutline_standalone:Ted Vaughan grabs a string from his wife, Carolyn, on Thursday to secure a wreath to the post at the entrance of their Hallowell farm. “We’re trying to get it done before it rains again,” Carolyn Vaughan said. The Vaughan family has been cultivating the soil and decorating for the holidays for more than 200 years at Elm Hill Farm.

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