Oak Hill/Monmouth/Lisbon’s Lukas Bergeron shoots and scores against Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain during a lacrosse game Tuesday at Stacen Doucette Memorial Field in Wales. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Maine Central Institute’s Isabelle Grard competes in the discus at the Husky Throwdown on Saturday, May 7, in Pittsfield. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Adam Bacon uses an excavator Wednesday while demolishing the former John Martin’s Manor building at 54 College Ave. in Waterville. The demolition is expected to take about two weeks, according to property owner Arthur Turmelle. The clearing of the property makes way for a new housing development to be called Manor Gardens. A Country Manor sign, which once hung on a lighted board on the side of the building, is shown on the ground at left. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, laughs at a joke that Patrick White, of Canton, made about his goggle-and-helmet-wearing dog, Roxie, at the United Bikers of Maine Annual Tea on Tuesday at Blaine House in Augusta. During her speech, Gov. Janet Mills signed a proclamation making May Maine’s Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. There was drinks and refreshments served inside the governor’s mansion before the outdoor speeches by Governor Janet Mills, Secretary of State State Shenna Bellows, United Bikers of Maine President Shawn Nava and others. It was the first public event at Blaine House since the coronavirus pandemic started back in 2020. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Central Maine Garden Club member Kay Gagnon, right, scoops up black-eyed Susans while working Tuesday with fellow club member Barbara Biché at the native garden the club maintains at the Redington Museum at 62 Silver St. in Waterville. The club, established in 1940, also cares for a perennial garden and window boxes at the museum. The 35-member group has members who range in age from their 50s to their 90s.  Six club members and two visitors took part in Tuesday’s activity. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Lauren Gross holds her son, Ryan, on Monday, May 9, while looking at the name of her late husband, Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross, at the Police Memorial in Augusta. Ryan was 13 when his father was killed while investigating a car crash on Sept. 23, 2021, in Trenton. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

John Colburn, left, James Moorhead and Sparky Lindsey repaint the colors of the Rainbow LGBT Pride flag on wooden steps Saturday, May 7, in Hallowell’s Granite City Park. They were sprucing up the paint job to prepare for next month’s annual Pride parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Lindsey said that the city’s public works department would again be painting the crosswalk stripes at Central and Water Streets in the colors of Progress Pride Flag.  Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Erin Brockovich, second from left, stands for a picture Friday, May 6, with residents impacted by PFAS, known as “forever chemicals,” during an advocacy session hosted by Garmey Law at the Fairfield Community Center. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Marcia Buker Elementary School students release juvenile brook trout into Potters Brook Stream in Litchfield recently. The program, hosted by the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, introduces children to the ecosystem of a watershed that is healthy enough to host cold water species. Students from Regional School Unit 4, Winthrop Public Schools and Maine School Administrative District 11 also participate in the program that introduces them to tying flies for fishing with instructors from Trout Unlimited. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Willie Grenier, 75, nets a shad he caught with a fly while fishing from his boat near Ticonic Bay on the Kennebec River in Waterville on Thursday. Grenier estimated the fish to be about 16 inches and weighing about 2 1/2 pounds. Grenier said his largest shad caught on the Kennebec was 24 inches and 6 pounds. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Monmouth’s Sam Calder pitches against Lisbon during a baseball game Friday, May 6, in Monmouth. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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