Jeff Kemp measures the metal roof Sunday, June 19, that overhangs the entertainment stage that volunteers are building to adjoin the pulling ring at the Monmouth Fairgrounds. Kemp says his family has been volunteering at the Monmouth Fair for four generations. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

The line of nine babies sits on stage during baby show Thursday at the Monmouth Fair. There were five entrants in the age 0 to 1 class and four entrants in the age 1 to 2 class. Charlene Brown, branch manager for the show’s sponsor Monmouth Credit Union, awarded each entrant a blue ribbon and a stuffed animal toy with an attached $2 bill. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Yuvika Shah, 7, of New Jersey, seemingly leaps above the western Maine mountains Tuesday as she dances during her exploration of the Robbins Hill Scenic Overlook in Solon. The girl was joined by her family and members of another New Jersey family. The group of 10 people said they were on the second day of a nine-day road trip through Maine. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Gardiner’s Taylor Takatsu jumps onto home plate after hitting a solo homer against Winslow during the Class B softball championship game Saturday, June 18, in Gorham. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Messalonskee players wait to receive their runner-up trophy after falling to Biddeford in the Class A softball title game Saturday, June 18, in Augusta. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Chipotle Mexican Grill workers hug Wednesday after Brandi McNease, far right, dropped off a letter about starting a union at the restaurant in the Marketplace at Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Peter Boucher, 75, of Hampden halls in a 16-inch shad Wednesday on the Kennebec River in between Waterville and Winslow. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Fans and players take shelter from the rain Sunday, June 19, during a delay of the regional Cal Ripken All-Star Game at Chick Baseball Fields in Monmouth. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Trevor Sprague pulls nails from salvaged floor boards near an “Opera House” sign Thursday, June 16, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Hall-Dale pitcher Rita Benoit (2) jumps into the arms of first baseman Sammy Thornton after defeating Mattanawcook Academy 5-1 in the Class C state championship game Saturday at Coffin Field in Brewer. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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