Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones administers the oath of office Monday, Dec. 3, at City Hall to returning City Councilors Spencer Thibodeau, Belinda Ray and Nick Mavodones. Thibodeau and Ray were elected to second terms Nov. 6; Mavodones won his eighth term. In welcoming the council to a new session, Mayor Ethan Strimling noted it was only the second time in nine years that the board’s composition remained unchanged after an election. (David Harry / The Forecaster)