Jon Weeks grooms his wife’s steers Thursday ahead of the pulls at the Pittston Fair. Temperatures reached the high 80s on the first day of the agricultural exhibition. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Motor City base runner Silas Graham (6) slides safely into second base under the tag from Central Maine infielder Joe Hamelin during an American Legion baseball game on Tuesday at Colby College in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Bailey Plourde watches her chip on the second green during the Maine Women’s Amateur at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Jameson McCarthy, 3, pokes Mickey Mouse on the nose Saturday, July 16, as they meet for the first time at the Skowhegan Community Center. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Debbie Tanger hangs stuffed animals with her grandson, Wixon Hinds, for the balloon pop on the midway on Wednesday at the Pittston Fairgrounds. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Army Sgt. Rollin Noyes, left, scans chemical detection equipment over Skowhegan firefighter Colby Fowler, while Fowler was undergoing the decontamination process that was part of a training exercise Wednesday in downtown Skowhegan. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

New Messalonskee boys basketball coach Isaiah Brathwaite observes players as they work through a shooting drill during a youth basketball camp on Monday, July 18, in Oakland. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A ruby-throated hummingbird feed on a hosta Wednesday in Hallowell. The tiny birds are reaping the dividend of blossoming flowers while raising chicks. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Central Maine (Fairfield) player Elias Nawfel (4) prepares for an American Legion baseball game against Motor City on Tuesday at Colby College in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Andrea Spellman, left, watches Tuesday as her 6-year-old niece, Samantha Spellman, jumps into the swimming hole in Vassalboro. The pair and other family members from Waterville were enjoying an afternoon of swimming, fishing and picnicking. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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