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    Dave Caston Sr. pauses while walking the halls of the 14th floor at Franklin Towers. Caston says he is concerned about his safety in the building, where a man was stabbed this month and drug paraphernalia has been found in the laundry room and other places on the premises. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)

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    A security camera in the first-floor stairwell of Franklin Towers monitors activity. Some residents of Maine's tallest building have worried more about safety since a man was stabbed there this month.

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    Dave Caston Sr., 58, rides an elevator down to his second-floor apartment in Franklin Towers. He said, "I know some elderly women won't come on the elevator at night because they're scared of getting mugged."

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    Dave Caston Sr. locks his apartment door behind him with a specially designed lock. He uses a key on the bottom of the solid metal part to keep the chain in place even under pressure.

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    Dave Caston Sr., 58, takes a sip of soda as he watches TV in his studio apartment at Franklin Towers. He's concerned about the increased drug use he has seen in the building.

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    A sign on the door to the laundry room tells residents to be careful because needles have been found recently in laundry machines.

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    Steve Scheraldi, 62, stands in the hallway outside his 14th-floor apartment at Franklin Towers. Scheraldi, who works as a janitor downtown, says he is concerned for the safety of himself and his girlfriend.

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