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    2017 in photos - Staff photo by Raye Leonard | of | Share this photo

    A fire at Southgate Restaurant on Sept. 27 destroyed the interior of the building, leading to the restaurants closure. Almost immediately after, the community rallied in support of the owners.

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    Susan Hummer rakes up sawdust next to the large oak tree that missed their house by inches. The storm that took place in late October knocked out power for days and changed the landscape of the Midcoast.

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    Mat O’Donnell’s studio is tucked away in an isolated part of Wiscasset. O'Donnell was the subject of one of our favorite stories this year when a painting that had been stolen from him years before was mysteriously returned to his doorstep with a small note saying simply, "Sorry Matt."

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    Popham's Pilings were the subject of a great deal of effort over the past year, and a decision made in December by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection has sealed their fate. We're sure many people will be visiting the pilings in the coming months to get one last look.

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    An airplane ride taken by reporter Chris Chase led to lots of great aerial photos, many of which we've been using through the year and will likely use for years to come!

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    While small in stature, the Kennebec Range Lights once had enormous economic purpose on the Kennebec River. Now, efforts are underway to raise money to save the historic structures. The small lights make for great photographic opportunities, too!

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    Tommy Cumella works inside Cape Elizabeth Two Light’s second-order Fresnel lens as Jim Dunlap makes sure there’s no risk of the lens falling. Maine Maritime Museum's new permanent exhibit is a great chance to see what it's like to stand at the peak of a lighthouse.

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    Flight Deck Brewing's opening early in 2017 was a smashing success and part of the Midcoast's growing beer industry.

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    Jordan Acres School in Brunswick will likely be torn down in the coming months, as part of that towns efforts to build a locally funded elementary school. The debate and vote over whether or not to build a school was a hotly debated issue in 2018.

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    The Frank J. Wood Bridge remains a controversial object in Brunswick and Topsham, with some residents and history buffs trying to save the structure from a plan by the Maine Department of Transportation to demolish and replace it.

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    One of the biggest ongoing sources of news this past year was, unsurprisingly, related to the election of a new President. Early in the year we covered Mainers as they traveled to protest.

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