White House national climate advisor Ali Zaidi is seen through an exhaust hole in a wall at the Kennebec Valley Community College heat pump workforce training lab in Fairfield on Friday, July 21, 2023. Zaidi was touring the lab with Maine Gov. Janet Mills. Michael Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Baseball players focus on instruction during a “Badges for Baseball” clinic Thursday at Maine’s Fenway Premier Baseball Camp in Oakland. The event was a collaboration between the Alfond Youth and Community Center and the Waterville Police Department. The clinic featured instruction from former pro ball players and brought together 41 players ages 11 to 13. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Cony High School field hockey coach, Holly Daigle, works with her team at half time of an exhibition game with Maine Central Institute Wednesday at Thomas College in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Orlando Daceras collects bales of hay Wednesday as he works the fields at The Apple Farm on Back Road in Fairfield. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

One member from each 24 hour race team sprints past a P3 Orion plane to get to a quiz which was the first part of the Maine Summer Adventure Race on Saturday, July 22, 2023, in Brunswick. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Nanne Kennedy moves her herd of sheep closer to visitors Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Seacolors Yarnery at Meadowcroft Farm in Washington for Open Farm Day. Kennedy runs the 80-acre farm where she raises sheep, prepares wool, dyes yarn and makes sweaters and blankets. Ashley Allen/Kennebec Journal

Fly fishermen motor recently on the Kennebec River, below the Lockwood Dam in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, left, reaches into a fish bowl held by Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn Thursday to pick the order of items for the November 2023 referendum election ballot during an event in her Augusta office. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Brian Soldano, a muralist from Maine now based in Worcester, Mass., paints Monday, July 24, 2023, on the True North Tattoos and Piercings building at 161 Water St. in Augusta. Soldano says a longtime friend of his, Garreth Brown, owns the tattoo shop and building. He expects to complete the project this fall. To learn more about Soldano’s work, see soldanopaints on Instagram. Ashley Allen/Kennebec Journal

Normande heifers watch guests of Balfour Farm during Maine Open Farm Day on Sunday, July 23, 2023, in Pittsfield. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

People pump the levers on Quansigamog, an entry from Bath, during the New England States Veteran Fireman’s League Muster that was part of the first weekend of Richmond Days activities Saturday, July 22, 2023, in downtown Richmond. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Ironman staffers use zip ties Thursday to hang a banner on the fence around the bike transition area on the athletic fields in front of Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta. All that they’ve set up this week will be broken down again Sunday after the half-triathlon and moved to the next race. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A bee visits a cone flower Wednesday in the flower garden that is part of a roundabout at Colby College in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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