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In January, Eric Smith and Rev. Rick Small held a 24-hour vigil on the steeple of the First Parish Church in Gorham. The pair was raising money for local food pantries.

Staff photo by Rich Obrey


In February, Kristin Young of Gorham cuddled with her 23-month old son Wesley, who suffers from a rare, life-threatening disease Fanconi Anemia.

Staff photo by Robert Lowell


After serving in Iraq for over a year Spc. Caleb Barrieau of Westbrook greets his dad, Paul Barrieau with a hug after arriving home in March.

Staff photo by Robert Lowell


Flashing a jubilant smile, Westbrook Director of Student Services Tim Walker waves as he crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April.

Staff photo by Mike Higgins

Lincoln Street

High waters from the Presumpscot River caused flooding on Lincoln Street in May.

Staff photo by Mike Higgins

Gorham Track

The Gorham boys celebrated in June after capturing the school’s first outdoor track state title.

Staff photo by Rich Obrey

Sleepy kid

This youngster, apparently tuckered out for all the activity during Westbrook’s Together Days parade, found a place on a float to get a quick nap.

Staff photo by Mike Higgins

Trixi Morin

Former Gorham dispatcher Trixi Morin holds a sign urging people to vote yes in a town referendum to overturn the Town Council’s decision to merge dispatching services with the county. The referendum didn’t draw enough voters to the polls to overturn the council’s decision.

Staff photo by Robert Lowell


Alanna Phillips-Crocker stands at the edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in a photo taken on a school trip. Alanna died in May, and her parents were forced to wait five months before they learned why she died.

Courtesy photo

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