Ray Poulin uses a riding lawn mower while maintaining the grounds Monday, May 8, at The Olde Mill Place beside Outlet Stream in Vassalboro. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A boater shares the road with motorists Wednesday on Causeway Road next to China Lake in China. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Jachin Robertson and his brother James Robertson play a game of one-on-one Wednesday at the basketball court at North Street Recreation Area in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Tim Pieh and other volunteers spruce up the Maine EMS Memorial and Educational Site Saturday, May 6, near the Maine State House in Augusta. They were tidying up in preparation for the group’s annual memorial event scheduled for May 25 at noon. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Jules Neher waves to family members Saturday, May 6, as she walks toward her seat at the University of Maine at Augusta commencement ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Lawrence runner Rylee Veilleux slides into home as Gardiner catcher Devon Clary fields the throw during a Class B softball game Monday, May 8, in Fairfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Nokomis High School’s Jenna Sawtelle, facing, celebrates with teammate Hailey Reynolds after scoring against Lawrence during a softball game on Friday, May 5, in Newport. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

John Damren pulls up Japanese knotweed Thursday morning at Granite City Park in Hallowell. Damren and other volunteers are continuing their efforts to remove the invasive plant while also cleaning debris from recent flooding. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Joe Almand of Joe’s Flat Iron Café uses a flooring-nailer Tuesday to install birch hardwood pieces while finishing 2,500 square feet of flooring at his café at 65 Water St. in downtown Skowhegan. Almand and three others worked on the project as Almand prepares to open the business this spring. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Ash Hallen, left, hands Hiram Dekay, 4, a baby goat Sunday, May 7, as the boy’s father, James, right, leans in following goat yoga during the annual ShineOnCass Animal Baby Shower & PJ Party at Hart to Hart Farm at 16 Duck Pond Lane in Albion. The event, which drew more than 400 children and adults, is held to remember Cassidy Charette, an Oakland teenager who died in a hayride accident in 2014. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Messalonskee’s Julia Wade (1) scores on Mt. Blue goalie Maddie Keller (30) as she is defended by Callahan Towle (6) in the first quarter of a girls lacrosse game Tuesday in Farmington. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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