Graham Ivey, 11, left, follows friend Lucas Andrews, 12, through a puddle on Sunday, Feb. 28, while skateboarding in Farmingdale. The boys say the puddles and pools — created by rain and melting snow — in the parking lot of Hall-Dale High School almost make them feel like they are on surfboards. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Waterville players react after the Purple Panthers took the lead over Erskine Academy during a central Maine tournament game Thursday in South China. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Gardiner’s Taylor Tweedy (12) trips over Mt. Blue’s Zak Cobun during a Class A/B prelim game of the central Maine basketball tournament on Wednesday night. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Teddi Brown, 2, leads her mother down the railroad tracks to the playground near their home Wednesday in Richmond. The elder Brown said the blue skies and mild temperatures created “beautiful” conditions to be outside. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

The Youtube livestream is seen on a large monitor as visiting Temple Academy, in green, and home team Monmouth Academy, in white, play a central Maine basketball tournament Class C/D prelim game Wednesday in the Stuart L. Foster Memorial Gymnasium at Monmouth Academy. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Winthrop’s Gavin Perkins, right, chases the ball with Richmond’s Cole Alexander during a basketball game Thursday in Winthrop. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Staff Sgt. Frank Hatch of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department returns to directing traffic Tuesday after surveying a pine tree that fell on the Neck Road in West Gardiner and got entangled with power lines. The region experienced high wind gusts that led to thousands of power outages across Maine. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

John McDonough disinfects the benches before a Class A/B preliminary basketball game between Mt. Blue and Gardiner on Wednesday night in Farmington. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Lawrence’s Dylan Coombs, center, looks for an outlet around Winslow defenders Jason Reynolds, left, and Reid Gagnon during a central Maine basketball tournament game Thursday in Fairfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Racers compete in Skijor Skowhegan, one of the Somerset Snowfest events Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

The only spectators were Messalonskee’s cardboard cutouts during a hockey game against Cony/Monmouth/Hall-Dale Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Camden National Bank Ice Vault in Hallowell. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Jake Miller, 1, of Athens holds the string to his kite Sunday, Feb. 28, before flying it with his mother, Carrie, during the Somerset SnowFest Kite Festival at Lake George Regional Park East in Canaan. Jale and his mother were flying the multicolored kite after pulling their sled across the lake. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Waterville Public Library director Tammy Rabideau stands by birch archways that were restored with other historic woodwork at the 1905 library building in Waterville. Rabideau said Monday she is looking forward to making improvements to flooring and exterior windows at the library. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Joshua Sammon drills a hole recently under the shelter he erected a few miles from his camp on Annabessacook Lake in Monmouth. Sammon and some friends say they never felt a tug from beneath the ice but still had a good time. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

 

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