A groundhog consumes dandelions in a fallow garden in Hallowell on Monday, May 30. The couple who cultivated the plot said the whistle-pig is doing them a service by eating weeds and propagating the soil they intend to raise produce in next year. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

An osprey carries off an alewife from the Sebasticook River near the Benton Falls Dam on Wednesday in Benton. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Samantha Grenier offers Warren Turner a sprig of wood sorrel, a wild edible plant, as the pair plant vegetables and remove weeds Thursday at the North Street Community Garden in Waterville. Community members are planting vegetables and flowers at the garden, which includes a dozen 4-by-8-foot garden beds. Grenier says she helps people rent out the beds. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Thomas Faraday paddles back to shore on the Kennebec River just below the falls and Lockwood Dam in his canoe to pick up more gear to fly fish for striped bass on Sunday, May 29, in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Leavitt’s Stephen Pierre wins the 110 meter hurdles in 16.84 seconds during the KVAC meet Friday, May 27, on Cony High’s Taylor Harmon Track in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Skowhegan baserunner Carlie Jarvais (22) slides safely across home plate as Oxford Hills catcher Kaydence Morse fields the throw during a softball game Tuesday in Skowhegan. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Ben Ashline celebrates with after winning the Coastal 200 auto race for the third time on Sunday, May 29, at Wiscasset Speedway. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Barry O’Neil fires the starting gun for the 1600 meter race walk at the KVAC Large School track meet at Messalonskee High School on Friday, May 27, in Oakland. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Cony third singles tennis player Ayla Notfall returns a shot during a Class B South prelim match Tuesday at the Buker Center in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Greg LeClair holds a Northern leopard frog that he caught and released while doing research in a vernal pool Tuesday night in Unity. LeClair, of Waterville, is studying for his Ph.D is Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Mt. Ararat’s Nate Chase clears the minimum height at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Large School meet Friday, May 27, at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Jim Norton lubricates the 75-horsepower John Deere he’s restoring in the barn of his Farmingdale farm. Norton said Tuesday he hopes to have the tractor, which was built in 1975, ready to cut the first harvest of hay on his fields in a week or two. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Vietnam era veteran Ira Stoddard, 73 of Norridgewock, sits with his dog, Toby, 2, while observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, at the Veterans Memorial Park next to the Municipal Building in Skowhegan. Toby is a border collie, Labrador, Australian shepherd mix. A parade through downtown Skowhegan took place before the start of the program at the memorial. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Keynote speaker Larry Ross holds a composite portrait of Jay Aubin on Monday, May 30, during the Memorial Day program at the Veterans Memorial Park in Skowhegan. Aubin, of Skowhegan, was killed in action in Kuwait is 2003. The composite picture was created using several hundred smaller photos of service personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003-2005, according to Ross. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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