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    The sound of crashing trees kept Edna Swain awake Jan. 8 in Pumpkinville, an independent-living village in Cornish. Swain and other residents lost power at 2 a.m. Friday and Swain opted to stay in her apartment.

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    It took four men armed with three chain saws, a tractor and a snowplow to rescue Mac Gillet from his remote South Bridgton home on Jan. 9. Paul Field, Sr. scrapes the window of Gillet's car as Eric Whitehouse and Paul Field, Jr. wait to lead the way out after clearing a path down closed Route 107 to Gillet's home at Moose Cove.

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    Vice President Al Gore and Auburn Assistant City Administrator Mark Adams grab a power line while inspecting the damage from the storm. Gore promised $28 million in relief during his Jan. 15 visit to Maine.

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    Connie Hoffman, foreground, and Rita Darling, both of Fairfield, try to rest at the emergency shelter at the Colby College Fieldhouse on Jan. 9.

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    Bill Grober of Stow fills jugs with kerosene as a line forms at the Foster-Russell Company in Bridgton on Jan. 9. The kerosene was pumping thanks to a portable generator which powered the electric fuel pumps.

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    Doris Cram gets a helping hand from Vinal Goss as she walks back to her apartment after power was restored to Pumpkinville, an independent-living village in Cornish.

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    25 years ago: Remembering the ice storm of 1998 - John Ewing/Press Herald | of | Share this photo

    Toby Winkler, 13, gets water from a hole in the ice of Pettingill Pond. Winkler takes the water back to his home on Angler Road in North Windham to use when flushing the family toilet.

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    A man looks at damage from a downed tree in Lewiston.

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    Theo Miller, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jim Whitehead and Lew Kelligher, all line workers from General Public Utility Company of Pennsylvania, take a break from repairing power lines in Cape Elizabeth on Jan. 25.

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    25 years ago: Remembering the ice storm of 1998 - Jack Milton/Press Herald | of | Share this photo

    Beckey Holeway serves a bowl of chicken noodle soup to Renae Hamel, 9, at Litchfield's Ricker Middle School where the town has set up a shelter. Volunteers are serving 50 to 75 people at breakfast and dinner.

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    Evelyn Moore, 81, of Shapleigh, talks with volunteers from the fire department who were calling to check on her well being. Moore stayed in her farm house throughout the ice storm to be with her cats and barnyard animals. "You think about what you can do," said the widow who walks with the aid of a walker, "and what you can do without."

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    Brian Pomerleau, 12, plays with an electronic game as his family, including Justin, 2, left, mother Michele, father Alan, and Daniel, 6, right, hunkers down to watch the Steelers-Broncos football game at the Richmond emergency shelter. "It's like a gift from God to see this on television," said Alan Pomerleau, 34, after he and his family fled their powerless Richmond home where the town's sewer was flooding into the basement.

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    Many people throughout Washington County lost the meat stored in their deep freezers after the power went out. Adam Thompson of Cape Split in South Addison resorted to storing his meat outside under chunks of ice, which was in plentiful supply.

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    Dozens of Red Cross staff and volunteers, some from as far away as California, work in the Disaster Relief Operation headquarters in Portland.

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    A man cuts a branch from a tree on Turner Street in Auburn after it came down during the storm..

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    Christina Gowell, 14, reads a story to Lindsey Labbe, 3, while sitting on a cot as they shelter in the Ricker Elementary School gymnasium in Litchfield. On the right, Heather Labbe also reads a book to pass the time.

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    Dennis Marrotte, a substations general technician from CMP, walks toward a house on Route 302 in Westbrook to do a storm assessment before repairs are made to broken power lines.

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    Paul Field, right, and his son Paul Jr. show the exhaustion brought on from days of battling ice storm damage. Field, a trucker and firefighter, has slept three hours a night as he and his son have worked to clear roads, cut brush and deliver generators to the frigid houses of neighbors in Bridgton.

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    Insurance agent John Paris inspects damage done to the property of a North Windham family on Jan. 16, 1998.

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    Marc LeClair fills up bottles with water at the Ricker Middle School in Litchfield for use in his home which has been without power and water for days.

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    Casco's Bill Symonds stands among maple trees that were decimated by the ice storm. The storm sheered scores of branches and limbs from the trees he intended to tap in February and also ruined miles of tubing used to collect maple syrup.

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    Central Maine Power President David Flanagan discusses the Ice storm on Jan. 22, 1998. More than 200,000 homes lost power during the storm, 41% of CMP's customers.

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