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March Assignments

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A look back at some general assignment work at the Morning Sentinel in central Maine for the month of March.

March is one of those months when there isn’t much going on. With the exception of the errant spring snow storm and few spot news calls, March is a month when you really have to look hard and drive far to find pictures fit for the newspaper. So after 2,211 miles driven in a coverage area that rivals the size of the state of Rhode Island, this is the best I have to offer for the month.

So March was a good opportunity to grab the portable light-kit and try some portrait work. Not my strong suit. Enjoy.

Junot Diaz, whose 2008 book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, spoke Thursday night, March 3, 2011, to a packed audience at Colby Colleges Lorimer Chapel.

Local resident, Dick Sewell, is realizing a lifetime dream by directing a play April 7 at Colby, “The Cuchulain Cycle,” about Irish literary giant William Butler Yeats and the mythical Celtic folk figure Cuchulain. Sewell poses for a portrait March 18, 2011.

Robert Alan Marden is illuminated by a flash from an event photographer Wednesday night at the Elks Lodge in Waterville March 16, 2011. Marden was recognized by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for the Life Time Achievement Award for his tireless efforts as a community leader and volunteer.

Pastor Rick LeClair, clutches a painting he was able to salvage from his mothers second home at 256 Anson Valley Rd. in New Vinyard on Friday, March 11, 2011, that was nearly destroyed by fire earlier this week.

Valerie Pinkham cares for Camden Cotnoir, 4, who is feeling the onset of the flu during preschool activities at Maines Childrens Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville Friday, March 4, 2011. The school is being recognized by the Chamber for Community Service Project of the Year.

Staff photo by Michael G. Seamans Firefighters from Rome and Belgrade responded to a barn fire at 302 Manchester Rd. in Belgrade Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency medical technicians and firefighters from Waterville Fire Department tend to two victims involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Kennedy Memorial Drive at the Interstate 95 access ramps Friday afternoon, March 18, 2011.

Staff photo by Michael G. Seamans Taylor James Crawford, right, shoots the ball as D.J. Faulkner waits for the rebound in the warm sunshine at the basketball courts adjacent to the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures came close to 50 degrees in Waterville.

Gwen Higgins, left, and her sister, Shannon, both drama students from Searsport District High School, move a piece of the stage set from the hallway to the theater in preperation of their performance, "Thunder on Sycamore Street" at Skowhegan Area High School, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011. The Maine PrincipalsÕ Association and the Maine Drama Council sponsored the 80th annual Maine Drama Festival this weekend.


Written by michael G. Seamans

April 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

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