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  • A team from Lakes Region Tent and Event construct the dog and llama tent in preparation for this year's Hopkinton State Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The tent was the group's third for the day.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    A team from Lakes Region Tent and Event construct the dog and llama tent in preparation for this year's Hopkinton State Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The tent was the group's third for the day. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Faelyn Edwards, 7, performs in the first act of the Hip Hop Hoop Recital at the West Street ward house in Concord Saturday night.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

    Faelyn Edwards, 7, performs in the first act of the Hip Hop Hoop Recital at the West Street ward house in Concord Saturday night. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Owen Labrie at Superior Court in Concord on Friday, October 31, 2014.

    Owen Labrie at Superior Court in Concord on Friday, October 31, 2014.

  • Darin Greenleaf sells real cars but also has a collection of older toy cars for sale on a table outside his shop on Rt. 28. in Pittsfield. These items are still in their original boxes.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

    Darin Greenleaf sells real cars but also has a collection of older toy cars for sale on a table outside his shop on Rt. 28. in Pittsfield. These items are still in their original boxes. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tries out an oversized chair after entering Grevior Furniture in Franklin during a walking tour with Mayor Ken Merrifield on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tries out an oversized chair after entering Grevior Furniture in Franklin during a walking tour with Mayor Ken Merrifield on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

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