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    Shawn Stanford hauls a cart full of dishes to the banks of the Kennebec River to wash on Aug. 28.

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    Shawn Stanford, 38, changes his clothes in his tent at a homeless encampment near the Hathaway Creative Center in the South End of Waterville on Aug. 28.

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    Shawn Stanford and his girlfriend Amanda Frasier rest in their tent Sept. 16 as they recover from cotton fever, an illness that develops following the injection of drugs filtered through cotton. "It feels like your bones are ice," Frasier said. "It's so painful. I can't drink water. It's too cold. It hurts."

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    Shawn Stanford smokes meth in his tent after a day of work on Sept. 6.

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    Amanda Frasier sifts through a dumpster behind a store on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville on Sept. 7. Frasier would monitor the tent she shared with her boyfriend Shawn Stanford at a homeless encampment when he worked. They would often have belongings stolen when they left the tent unattended. When Stanford returned to the camp, Frasier would leave to look for usable items for everyday life.

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    Shawn Stanford works in the kitchen of a restaurant in downtown Waterville on Sept. 9.

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    Shawn Stanford works to fix a generator at a homeless encampment in Waterville on Sept. 11.

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    Shawn Stanford sips water from a fountain at Head of Falls in Waterville on Sept. 12. Stanford and his girlfriend regularly used five-gallon jugs to collect water from the fountain to use for drinking water and cooking at the homeless encampment where they lived for months.

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    Shawn Stanford hauls a wagon of five-gallon water jugs back to a homeless encampment on Sept. 12. The encampment was on the island in the Kennebec River in the South End of Waterville.

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    Amanda Frasier smokes meth as she grapples with cotton fever, an illness from using intravenous drugs, in her tent at a homeless encampment in Waterville on Sept. 14.

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    Shawn Stanford works in the kitchen of a restaurant in downtown Waterville on Sept. 17. The wages he earned were not enough to secure housing so Stanford lived with his girlfriend at a homeless encampment near downtown.

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    Amanda Frasier becomes emotional as she grapples with life in a tent at a homeless encampment in the South End of Waterville on Sept. 22.

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    Shawn Stanford builds a fire Oct. 10 near the door to the tent he shared with his girlfriend, Amanda Frasier, at a homeless encampment in Waterville.

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    Shawn Stanford airs out his foot Oct. 14 after spending the night contending with floodwaters near a homeless encampment where he lived on an island in the Kennebec River near the Hathaway Creative Center in the South End of Waterville.

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    Shawn Stanford walks on a trail Oct. 14 that connects an island on the Kennebec River to the South End in Waterville just below the Hathaway Creative Center. Stanford and others living in a homeless encampment were forced to relocate on the island because of floodwaters.

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    Shawn Stanford wipes his brow as he works at a restaurant in downtown Waterville on Nov. 14.

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    Shawn Stanford emerges from his tent as the first snow of the season covers a homeless encampment below the Hathaway Creative Center in the South End of Waterville on Nov. 16.

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    A Waterville police officer arrests Amanda Frasier on Nov. 29 on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. They're shown at her tent at a homeless encampment below the Hathaway Creative Center in Waterville.

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    A Waterville police officer arrests Shawn Stanford on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. He was taken into custody Dec. 23 at the homeless encampment near downtown Waterville where he shared a tent with his girlfriend, Amanda Frasier, in background.

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    Amanda Frasier becomes emotional Dec. 23 as she is left alone at a homeless encampment in Waterville after her boyfriend, Shawn Stanford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

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    Shawn Stanford gathers some belongings from his tent near the Hathaway Creative Center in Waterville on Dec. 24 after he and his girlfriend Amanda Frasier were offered three nights at a hotel by Waterville interim police Chief Bill Bonney.

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    Amanda Frasier quickly grabs some belongings Dec. 24 from a tent she shared with boyfriend Shawn Stanford after the pair were offered three nights at a hotel by Waterville interim police Chief Bill Bonney.

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    Amanda Frasier cleans up Dec. 26 at a hotel room offered to them by Waterville interim police Chief Bill Bonney.

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    Amanda Frasier and her boyfriend Shawn Stanford talk on Dec. 26 about their next move once their time was up at the Waterville hotel where they were staying. The two had been living in a tent for nearly six months and were finding living in the cold temperatures to be too dangerous and depressing. They planned to travel to Stanford's mother's home in Brunswick.

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    Amanda Frasier walks through the living room at the Brunswick home of her boyfriend's mother on Jan. 4.

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    Amanda Frasier smiles as she walks outside to smoke a cigarette at the Brunswick home of her boyfriend's mother on Jan. 4.

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    Shawn Stanford and his girlfriend Amanda Frasier relax at Stanford's mother's home in Brunswick on Jan. 4.

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