A turtle crosses Quarry Road in Waterville en route to tall grass on Thursday, June 27. Turtles at this time of year leave their water habitat to lay their eggs on land, which often has them crossing roads along the way. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Harper Downes, 3, throws candy to spectators Tuesday while being pushed in a wagon as part of the Dance Unlimited group in the Independence Day parade in downtown Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Goats take a look at a passerby on Monday, July 3, during the multi-day Central Maine 4th of July Celebration held at the Clinton Fairgrounds. The goats, along with horses, ducks, donkeys, were exhibited in a barn at the fairgrounds. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Jeremy Sheaffer takes a photograph Thursday morning of a crowd holding signs in support of an override of the gubernatorial veto of L.D. 2004 — “An Act to Restore Access to Federal Laws Beneficial to the Wabanaki Nations” — before the morning session begins at the Maine State House in Augusta. The House voted 84-57 in favor of overriding Gov. Janet Mills’ veto, which fell 10 votes short of the two-thirds support needed. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Projectionist Jak Peters stands near a projector Wednesday while checking the 35 mm print of the film “What’s Love Got to Do With It” at the Waterville Opera House, in preparation for the Maine International Film Festival that runs from Friday to Sunday, July 16, in downtown Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A racer hits the mud hole on the last turn during a features race at Unity Raceway on Friday, June 30. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Max St. Clair, 2, of Liberty, crosses the finish line in a kid’s bike race on Saturday, July 1, at Wiscasset Speedway. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Bennett Meister stands among stuffed animals Sunday, July 2, while tending the Build a Buddy portion of the More Than Just Engraving business of Bangor that was set up during the Central Maine 4th of July Celebration at the Clinton Fairgrounds. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Edmund Maurer, who is 21 months old, and his mother, Samantha Maurer, of Pittsfield, beat the heat Thursday at the Alfond Municipal Pool Complex at 132 North St. in Waterville, as temperatures rose to the low 90s. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Runners sprint for the finish line of the annual Friends on the Fourth 5k Run, Jog & Walk event Tuesday in Winthrop. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Peary Valeriani of Central Maine Pyrotechnics lights fireworks Tuesday night during the Fourth of July display at the Clinton Fairgrounds. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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