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Birds Eye View
An aerial shot of Strawberry Creek where the conservation project focuses. (HHLT PHOTO)
Distanced Assistance
Terrie Racine waits to greet and help customers with whatever they need at the Harpswell transfer station office. (SAM ALLEN PHOTO)
First responders from the Orr’s and Bailey Islands Fire Department and the Town of Harpswell mark the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001. Town Firefighter Dominic Macchio, OBIFD Assistant Chief Sean Hall, Town Firefighter/Paramedic Meriel Longley, and OBIFD EMTs JoJo Whitman and Alexandra Hamm, from left. (PHOTO BY PAM BERRY)