People gather Sunday, July 10, at Capitol Park in Augusta to protest the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a right to abortion care. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Drivers line up for during qualifying for the Derek Kneeland 100 on Wednesday at LST Motorsports Park in Richmond. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A driver kicks up a cloud of dust Sunday, July 10, while battling another driver in a corner. The raceway has been dormant since 2017 and a conversion to dirt that was started in 2018 is finally finished. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Winthrop teacher Jodie Bennett leads a haunted history tour Thursday, July 7, through Hallowell. She’s one of several central Maine teachers who work summer jobs to help make ends meet and be able to continue to teach as a full-time profession. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Robert Neal Sr. of Winslow looks up from his smartphone Monday, July 11, while sitting with “Mr. Bones” at the home of Neal’s grandchildren in Waterville. Neal said his grandchildren decorate Mr. Bones for each of the holidays. The skeleton will “just sit around here until the next holiday,” Neal said. “He doesn’t get around much.” Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Charlie Giguere stands next to the window in a room recently at the Lockwood Hotel on Main Street in downtown Waterville. The hotel will be opening for overnight guests in August. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Elizabeth Bryant, left, Joseph David Holmes, top right, and Bryanna Ringrose write “Human Rights” in chalk on the floor of the gazebo Friday, July 8, during the Disability Pride Maine celebration in Augusta’s Mill Park. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

“Diva,” a 35 mm film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, is screened Saturday, July 9, at the Waterville Opera House during the 25th Maine International Film Festival. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Kennedy Anderson, 15, tosses a bale Monday, July 11, to Randy Northrup, 73, to convey to the third story of a barn to be stacked by Northrup’s grandchildren, Miranda, 18, and Colby Northrup, 20, at the family’s dairy farm in Whitefield. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Seth Jones, 12, of Sidney, stands on a rock Wednesday as Oren Vandeveter, 11, of Newport, finds a spot to fly fish in the Kennebec River at Fort Halifax Park in Winslow. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Monmouth Police Chief Paul Ferland salutes Thursday after placing an American flag on the urn containing remains of former Monmouth chief Charles Shaw during a memorial service at the Shaw home in Monmouth. Shaw worked for the town’s police department for 30 years before retiring. He died July 8 at age 67. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Ashley Stevenson hands a quart of strawberries to customer Saturday, July 9, during the annual Strawberry Festival in Wayne village. In addition to fresh berries the Stevenson Strawberries booth was also selling strawberry shortcakes. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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