Matthew Chapman carries grass clippings toward a tarp Wednesday as his daughter Nora, who is nearly 2 years old, watches his work from the cab of her Little Tikes Cozy Coupe at their home in Winslow. Chapman said Nora enjoys pushing the Cozy Coupe along their driveway. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Cathie Murray, left, shows Sue Kistenmacher, second from left, and other birders where she spotted a bird in the trees Saturday, May 20, during a bird-watching walk at the Harrison Avenue Nature Trail in Gardiner. The event was a collaboration of Upstream and the Augusta Bird Club. The other bird-watchers, from left, are Anna Hodgkins, Glenn Hodgkins, Judy Feinstein, Lionel Quirion and Myles Quirion.  Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Travis Bickford, left, and Tylen Pooler, both with the utility Maine Water, load cases of bottled water Tuesday into Winslow Fire Department vehicles during a water distribution effort at the Oakland Fire Station. The distribution was initiated after the Kennebec Water District issued a warning that customers not consume public water due to a concern about possible contamination. The contamination scare led Waterville officials this week to discuss a phone notification system to better inform residents during emergencies. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel file

Kamryn Dube warns classmates Friday, May 19, that she is coming around the corner with a tray of hot cookies at the Capital Area Technical Center in Augusta. In the background, London Putnam prepares to put another tray of cookies into the oven. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Joseph Jabar loosens up his arm before throwing the ceremonial first pitch during the Waterville Purple against Messalonskee Blue baseball game Monday, May 22, at Purnell Wrigley Field in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

John Popper, foreground, and lead guitarist Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler perform for a sold-out audience at the Waterville Opera House on Tuesday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Messalonskee catcher Payton Alexander tags out Brunswick baserunner Amelia Martin at the plate during a Class A North softball game Wednesday in Brunswick. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Katarina “Kacha” Hernandez shares a moment with her puppy Khaleesi at her new storefront location at 58 Church St. in Oakland on Wednesday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Lisbon’s Owen Booker throws the javelin during the Mountain Valley Conference track and field championship meet Thursday in Lisbon. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Winslow’s Will Parent (2) stands with teammates Izaiah Custgan (11), Matt Quirion (10), Jared Newgard (15), and other players stand before a baseball game against Lawrence on Thursday in Winslow. Players wore lavender jerseys to honor Parent’s late mother, Valerie, who was diagnosed with an unidentified form of cancer and died April 24 at the age of 66.  Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Hall-Dale’s Torie Tibbetts (10) slides safely under the tag of Monmouth pitcher Brooklyn Federico after a wild pitch in the first inning of a softball game Friday, May 19, in Monmouth. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Colby College’s newest graduates toss their mortarboards Sunday morning, May 21, in front of Miller Library after receiving their diplomas during the college’s graduation ceremony on Mayflower Hill in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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