Press Herald Photos of the Year 2017
Date: 1/31/2017 Album ID: 2176057
Photos by Portland Press Herald Staff
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Press Herald Photos of the Year 2017
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME - AUGUST 21: Members of two vacationing families observe the partial solar eclipse at through some hand-improved solar glasses fat Old Orchard Beach. From left: Paul Scango, Katie Vanlandingham (cq), Samantha Scango, Avery Vanlandingham and Quinn Vanlandingham. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)
PORTLAND, ME - MARCH 24: Heroin in Cumberland County Jail. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)
SCARBOROUGH, ME - MARCH 14: A lobster boat tied up in the Nonesuch River at Pine Point in Scarborough as the snow comes down Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)

CAPE ELIZABETH,ME- AUGUST 5: Robert Gomez, #32, of Windham, helps Jesse Orach to the finish line after Orach had collapsed just before the line. Gomez' extraordinary act of sportsmanship gave Orach the extra help he needed to cross the line – and win his division. Staff photo by John Ewing
PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 26: Bandaloop, a dance group that combines the art of dance with the art of climbing, rehearses for an upcoming show in Portland. Jessica McKee, left, and Becca Dean rehearse on Tuesday morning while suspended from the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. The performance will take place at the Westin on Thursday at 12pm and 1pm, and Friday at One City Center at 5pm and 6pm. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff photographer)
LEWISTON, ME - OCTOBER 12: Donna Wall has her son Christopher lie down on her bed so she can put eye drops in his irritated eye before she puts him to bed. Wall takes care of three of her adult children who have autism. Her twin boys, Christopher and Brandon, 19, are nonverbal and require near constant care. Wall was cut off of Medicaid when her twin boys turned 18 in June 2016 and Gov. LePage made the cutbacks to adults without children. Every night after putting her children to bed Wall leaves to deliver papers for the Sun Journal until about 6:00 am. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)
SANFORD, ME - OCTOBER 19: Firefighters point toward a building on Island Avenue in Sanford while battling a five-alarm fire on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff photographer)
PORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 4: L to R: Camden Hills Goalie Isabelle Lang celebrates with teammates Grace Blackwell and Claire Pierce after winning the state championship against Scarborough Saturday, November 4, 2017. (Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)
FALMOUTH, ME - OCTOBER 26: Rain was heavy and persistent during the Class A quarterfinal game between Deering and Falmouth. Here, Deering's Abdirizak Ibrahim kicking the ball downfield. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)
PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 15: Mulhah Albadri twirls an American flag around her fingers as she sits in the  nearly empty Portland City Council chambers after watching her son,  Mohammed Al Mashakeel, become an American citizen during a naturalization ceremony Portland City Hall. Albadri joined her son in the U.S. three years ago after fleeing from militias with her other two children. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)
YORK, ME - JUNE 21: 4:25 a.m. A woman rides a bicycle along Long Beach Avenue as the sun begins to burn off a mist hanging over the beach in York on the summer solstice on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Staff Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)
ELIOT, ME - JANUARY 14: Commercial ground fisherman Tim Rider (L) and fishing mate Andy Santoriello (R) clean 600 lbs of haddock, pollock, cod and cusk in just over 30 minutes, on the way back from a fishing outing 61 miles out in the Gulf of Maine, from thier Eliot, Maine marina base, on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Instead of dragging for their catch, as a majority of ground fishermen do, Tim and his crew fish with rod and reel. Rider does this, instead of dragging and netting, to leave a very small environmental footprint? in the groundfish ecosystem and produce a top notch fish product. To his knowledge he  is the only one in Maine currently employing this method of ground fishing full time. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer)
WATERBORO, ME - JUNE 3: Cheverus’ Emma Gallant looks back for the hand-off during the 4x100 relay in the Class A Outdoor Track & Field State Championships at Massabesic High School. (Staff photo by Jill Brady/Staff Photographer)
VASSALBORO, ME - JUNE 9: Matrix, a 15-month-old Belgian Malinois, looks back at his handler, Joshua Robinson of Yarmouth Police Department, while traversing an obstacle course during a demonstration following their graduation from police training on Friday, June 9, 2017. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)
PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 21: 3:14 p.m. Jillian Howerton-Lynch, 11, underwater at center and other girls including Alison Hilton, 10, at left play Marco Polo in the Kiwanis Pool in Portland on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Staff Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)
PORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 18: Anthony Cipolle lies prostrate on the tile floor in front of the altar during his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (Staff Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - September 15: Quang Nguyen, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Vietnam, stands near a statue of Avalokitesvara -- a bodhisattva -- at the Chua Hoi Duc Temple. Nguyen was instrumental in getting the Buddhist temple established. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)
ME - AUGUST 29: Laura holds a necklace that belonged to her mother, who died when Laura was a baby. Laura was born in Burundi and lived in Tanzania, then moved to Maine at 16. Laura recently graduated from high school and will soon leave for college in Boston. She was recently approved for what’s called “special immigrant juvenile status.” (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)
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