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    The Week in Photos: July 28-August 3 - Staff photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Paddlers take off across Minnehonk Lake at the start of the 30 Mile River Watershed Association’s 6th annual paddle trek on Saturday in Mount Vernon. About 55 people planned to do at least a portion of the 15 mile route that ends in Wayne at Tubby’s Ice Cream, according to Lidie Robbins, the group director. According to a press release, the trip route proceeds down Hopkins Pond, Hopkins Stream, Taylor Pond, Echo Lake, Mill Pond, Lovejoy Pond, Pickerel Pond and Pocasset Lake.

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    The 150-year-old North Chesterville Baptist Church is undergoing restoration and members were hard at work on Sunday. A new roof, painting inside and out and the bell tower are being restored, according to member Caroline Tibbetts, at left. Painting are her great-grandchildren Wyatt and Avery Oiliver and their mother Crystal Oliver.

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    Brothers Bentley, left, and Demetrio Bartista yanked off their sneakers to play in a water puddle made by the hard rain that fell in Waterville on Wednesday.

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    Tom Nolin of Shift Energy of Biddeford flashes a window Wednesday at Hartford Fire Station on Water Street in Augusta after installing several hundred thermal panels on the side of the building. The heat generated from the panels are conducted into the 94-year-old central station, Nolin said, to reduce the use of carbon fuels.

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    Kennebec County Correctional Facility inmate Rodney Hall strings up tomatoes Wednesday at the community inmate garden in Augusta. Inmates cultivate food they consume at the plot and donate the remainder to area food kitchens and pantries.

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    CAP.cutline_standalone:Andrew Dexter turns the handles on an antique rope machine on Friday at the Monmouth Fair. Saturday events include a bean hole supper, a pig scramble and horses competing in barrel racing and pulling events. There are also midway rides and games. The fair runs through Sunday at 5 p.m. and the fairgrounds on Academy Road in Monmouth.

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    Dance Unlimited performs during AugustaFest on Saturday on Front Street in Augusta. There was a car show, food booths and other musical acts on the banks of the Kennebec River. During the afternoon shots echoed from across river as Fort Western hosts a French and Indian War encampment and then fireworks postponed from July 4 were scheduled to cap the downtown celebration.

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    A Moxie raft carries whitewater enthusiasts on a free float trip down the Kennebec River on Saturday during the annual River Festival in Skowhegan.

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