Timothy Walter of Farmingdale waves at traffic passing by Wednesday on Maine Avenue in Farmingdale. Walter said that he’s out flying the American flag and waving at traffic for a few hours most afternoons. He said that he had traveled all over the world except for the North and South Poles while serving 12 years in the U.S. Army. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Soon-to-be-former principal Rick Amero is seen Tuesday at Monmouth Academy. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A bee lands on a flower while flying around Wednesday in the Campbell’s True Valley Community Gardens at the Alfond Youth & Community Center in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Manchester selectman Garry Hinckley rides over one of the bridges in the new trail area in Manchester on Tuesday as fellow selectman Bob Gasper watches. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Shon Dixon, front right, and Tim Beales, back right, of Delta Ambulance, stand Thursday on Armstrong Road in Waterville, above Interstate 95, as a police procession carrying the body of Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross heads to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta. Gross was killed early Thursday while responding to a call in Trenton. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Skowhegan’s Gemma Kennedy, center, celebrates a goal against Messalonskee with teammates Elli Quinn left, Norie Tibbetts, left center, and Layla Conway, right, during a field hockey game Thursday in Skowhegan. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Spectators soak in the late day sun while supporting their teams as Gardiner takes on Waterville in field hockey action Monday, Sept. 20, in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Gardiner punter Cole Brann, right, kicks the ball over the Cape Elizabeth defense during high school football action Saturday, Sept. 18, at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Kaylee Brown, eight, left, and her friend Fantasia Small of Greene, greet a cow Sunday, Sept. 19, while walking through the cattle barn during the Farmington Fair. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Aria Fortin, 6, of Fortin Farms plays with cow while walking in the pasture with her family Tuesday in Vassalboro. A lightning strike killed eight of the family’s beef cows in a storm the previous weekend at the pasture the family uses to graze their cows. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Cape Elizabeth tight end Luke Mello (9) dives for a touchdown as Gardiner defensive back Cody Dingwell (21) tries to tackle him during high school football action Saturday, Sept. 19, at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Members of the Augusta Fire Department, top, and a Maine state trooper salute Thursday as the hearse carrying the body of Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross drives beneath a large American flag as it turns off Hospital Street and into the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta. Gross was killed earlier in the day while responding to a call in Trenton. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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