Levi Labbe, 9, watches a sawmill demonstration during his “Timber Harvest Field Trip” at Smithfield Plantation in Litchfield on Oct. 25, 2019. Labbe and five classes of fourth-grade students from Carrie Ricker Elementary School got to see how an active timber harvest operates by talking with a sawyer, a logger and a Maine forester. Labbe wore his grandfather’s logger helmet during the field trip. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Fourth-grader Alexia Mercier’s nerves get to her as she and Ella Perrault are introduced to the audience during the Kids’ Cabaret at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on May 21, 2019. Twenty-four students performed during the annual event that showcased singing, magic shows, skits, dancing, a band performance and a karate demonstration. The Kids’ Cabaret has been an annual end-of-the-year tradition at the school for over 20 years, said co-director Sheryl Baker. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Nicole Simond, 35, of Lewiston, kisses a friend goodbye on Pierce Street in Lewiston on Aug. 7, 2019, after being arrested on a warrant. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Shannon Negley clears snow from the front of the house that he has lived in for 37 years, in Auburn on Feb. 15, 2019. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Steven Downs, 44, of Auburn, right, stands for his initial appearance in 8th District Court in Lewiston on Feb. 19, 2019. Downs was charged in the 1993 rape and murder of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Standing with Downs is attorney Richard Charest. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Longtime registered nurse and homeless advocate Calvin Dube of Lewiston, left, talks with Avner David Ring in the shadows of a vacant building on Pine Street in Lewiston on Nov. 2, 2019, where he had been living. When asked what he needed, Ring asked for a tuna sandwich and a sleeping bag. Dube promised to bring him more blankets and some food. Ring was looking for a way to get to Florida where he had connections and a better prospect of surviving the winter. He was picked up by ambulance the next morning and taken to the hospital. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Crispin Kamundala does the triple jump at the River City Rivals track and field meet at Lewiston High School on May 18, 2019. Kamundala won the triple jump as well as the long jump. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Above is an aerial view of the devastation from an explosion caused by a leaky underground gas line feeding the LEAP building, center, that was destroyed Sept. 16, 2019, in Farmington. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Harry Leighton, 75, sits in his garage in Auburn in front of his 1952 “Henry J” car enjoying the last days of summer on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Leighton, who has been racing cars for the past 60 years, still drag races at Oxford Plains Speedway. The “Henry J” was made by the Kaiser-Frazer Corp. and was in production for only four years. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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