Construction workers move a frog slide into the Alfond Municipal Pool complex on North Street in Waterville on Tuesday. The public pool opens in June. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Albion Public Library volunteer and treasurer Rick Lawrence carries shelving into a room on Monday, April 19. Lawrence dusted the shelves and other surfaces at the library where new shelving and carpet was installed. The library has been closed since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Grace Stanhope resists the overtures of the pet cow kept in the pasture at her great-grandfather’s farm Tuesday in China. She was conducting the daily inspection of the herd of beef critters with her friend, Barbara Mayberry. Great-grandfather Stephen Plummer explained the “rescue cow” named Snoopy endeared himself to four generations of his family. “He follows us around everywhere and kisses everyone,” he said. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Gardiner baserunner Luke Lawrence slides into first under the tag by Erskine’s Nick Barber during a baseball game Tuesday in South China. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Erskine’s Sarah Praul, right, fires around Nokomis-MCI’s Jary Byrd during a lacrosse game Monday, April 19, in South China. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Winslow pitcher Aiden Giles watches as Maine Central Institute hitter Max Bottenfield takes a swing during a baseball game Tuesday in Pittsfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Cony first singles player Andrew Rancourt hits a tennis ball during a match against Gardiner on Wednesday at A-Copi Tennis Center in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Jacqueline Libby gets an elbow bump from a friend after receiving her COVID-19 vaccine recently at Forest Hills Consolidated School in Jackman. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Gardiner Area High School tennis players wrap up and stack up Thursday on a bench while watching matches in Farmingdale. The women competed against Hall-Dale in spitting snow flurries as springtime temperatures hovered the mid 30s. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Gus Langlois, 14, dunks a basketball Sunday, April 18, in the driveway at his Monmouth home. The spring lacrosse player was putting away the hockey net after a winter spent catching pucks at his family’s rink. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Chloe Watson, 6, shares a sandwich with her mother, Crystal Olsen, on the tailgate of a pickup Tuesday in Windsor. The Randolph duo picnicked after peddling around the fairway at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth, Sen. Rick Bennett, R-Oxford, center, and Rep. Nathan Carlow, R-Buxton, speak Monday, April 19, during a press conference in Augusta about legislation to create a novel power utility in Maine overseen by an elected board. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

John Graham Jr., left, and Steve Brooke hold signs welcoming back alewives and waving at traffic Saturday, April 17, on the new Bridge Street bridge in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

The sun sets over Messalonskee Lake in Oakland on Tuesday as two people fish by the dam at the mouth of the Messalonskee Stream. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

 

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