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    Peter Hon carries a load of rock maple into the barn Thursday at his Litchfield farm to stack for firewood this winter. “Everybody has their own way of doing it,” Hon said of stacking techniques. He prefers leaving the barn door slightly ajar to push wind through the wood piles inside to dry the fuel he harvests on his land.

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    Josh Craft and Shantel Seaman sort russets and rocks Thursday in a potato harvester at the Seaman’s Farm in Litchfield. Farmer Eric Seaman said he yielded a solid crop of potatoes this season with several tons going into storage for the winter.

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    Samuel King, 4, pushes as his mother, Michelle, pulls a cart full of apples Thursday at the Applewald Farm in Litchfield. The Kings, of Lisbon, were returning from the orchard after picking several bags of different apple varieties. Farmer Tom Fair said all the trees in the orchard are ready to pick and the corn maze is open to visitors.

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    Katie Greenleaf carries her younger sister Melanie past colorful maple trees in a field in Albion with leaves turning brilliant red Tuesday, the first full day of fall.

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    As his dog Lucy watches, farmer Terry Mosher loads a white pumpkin into a bucket loaded with blue hubbard squashes in Farmington on Sunday. The huge garden was recently hit with a hard killing frost, an event creeping up on other communities throughout the state, as autumn officially began with the autumnal equinox at 10:29 p.m. Monday.

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    Dave Beers, owner of Eaton Mountain Ski Center in Skowhegan, works on a new snow tube storage building at the base of the resort. Beers said that downhill skiing on the lower portion, background, will be available this winter after a hiatus of several years. Beers added that the facility usually opens around Christmas and if weather allows, he will be making snow in November.

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    Jennifer Brunelle wipes tears from her eyes as she talks on her phone while firefighters battle a blaze at her day care center on Reynolds Hill Road in Sidney on Wednesday. Four children at the day care got out safely.

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    Augusta Police escort Jason Boucher, 34, to an ambulance Monday outside of a Cedar Street apartment building where he barricaded himself for over an hour. Boucher was arrested by Augusta police for a stabbing Saturday morning.

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    Windsor and Augusta firefighters prepare to extricate one of two women trapped in a van that rolled over Monday on Route 17 in Windsor. Police said Tuesday the driver is likely to face charges.

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    The new copper sheath shines on the State House dome in Augusta. The 100-year-old copper that was removed from the dome may be sold to artists and sculptors to make commemorative pieces or public art.

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    Fifth-grade students from the Albert S. Hall school in Waterville donated hundreds of pounds of onions to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville on Thursday. The onions the students grew at their school garden this summer were stolen, but people from across the country replaced those donating more than 700 poundsof a variety of onions. Accepting the onions is shelter Executive Assistant Tanya Fossett.

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    Jahrajane Brown got help from her children Ian and Isabella while harvesting vegetables from their garden in Winslow on Monday as growing season waned in central Maine.

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