An Augusta police officer marches Monday, July 4, in the city’s Fourth of July parade. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Madelyn Goodwin, 10, of Monmouth, was first to finish in the junior division of the Cochnewagon Corrugated Cardboard Canoe race Saturday, July 2, during the annual Monmouth Beach Party in Monmouth center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Wes Danforth leads in the final mile of the Friends on the 4th 5K race Monday, July 4, in Winthrop. Danforth finished second overall. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Randall Starbird, 19, pilots an airplane Thursday with flight instructor Greg Jolda as the aircraft passes Maine Central Institute students at Pittsfield Municipal Airport. The students are part of a STEM program at the school focusing this week on aviation. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Driver Adreonna Dodge of Auburn puts racing fuel into the tank of her 2002 Honda Civic, which she races in the Thunder 4 class, on Saturday, July 2, at Wiscasset Speedway. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Ray Breton holds a rake and skips across stones while crossing Mill Stream, which is next to dam and below the swimming hole, in Vassalboro on Tuesday. Breton, owns and maintains the park around the swimming hole, used the rake to clear algae, weeds and other debris from the nearby swimming hole. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Alan Sanborn, seen Saturday, July 2, at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine International Film Festival, which runs through July 17. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Winston Kenton weeds the pumpkin patch Wednesday at Applewald Farm on Huntington Hill Road in Litchfield. The farm store and bakery opened July 1 to many customers seeking produce, fruit and doughnuts, according to proprietor Cynthia Fair.  Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Fireworks from residents of Winslow explode over the Kennebec River as seen from the Lockwood mill in Waterville on Monday, July 4, 2022. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Diono Circo touches up Tuesday the claps on the barn he erected 10 years ago at his family’s home in Hallowell. Conditions for the fresh coat to dry are pretty close to perfect, he said. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Quarterbacks throw their footballs to different receivers Wednesday during Maine Elite Passing Camp at Fuller Field in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Kristin Clark wears patriotic sunglasses Sunday, July 3, during the Fourth of July celebration at the Clinton fairgrounds. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Participants in the boat parade spray water at spectators along the parade route through Old Mill Pond Stream next to the mouth of Great Pond during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, in Belgrade. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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