A group of pedestrians with umbrellas walks Friday, Aug. 25, on the rainbow-painted Pride flag crosswalk at the intersection of Oak and Water streets in downtown Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Roger Lieisner, left, points out a bird Saturday, Aug. 26, to Candace Dean as they sit under an umbrella in the rainbow of Adirondack chairs along the banks of the Kennebec River at Granite City Park in Hallowell. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Sullivan O’Keeffe walks his dog at Castonguay Square in downtown Waterville during a recent rainfall. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Jim Heckman, left, turns a crank to force air into the forge and fan the flames Wednesday as Jan Tricarico hammers a piece of red-hot metal on an anvil in the blacksmith shop at the Windsor Historical Society at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Sherri Talbot holds up an unnamed 3-month-old Soay lamb, from her Saffron & Honey Homestead in Windsor on Wednesday in the fiber area at the Windsor Fairgrounds. The tent just inside Gate 4 had sheep, rabbits, spinning and weaving demonstrations. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Workers from GeoSurfaces stretch a section of field turf to get it lined up straight in Winthrop on Tuesday. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Head of School Heather King, far right, welcomes students during home room Tuesday at the Maine Arts Academy in Augusta. King said that the small rooms formerly used for nursing home patients would be turned into individual music practice rooms in this wing of building. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Brian Clark, vice president of planning and strategy at Colby College, is reflected in a large mirror as he stands Wednesday in the dance studio at the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts on the Waterville campus. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

The Lawrence football team practices Wednesday in Fairfield. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Cony head coach B.L. Lippert, left, stands on the 45-yard line as he watches football practice Wednesday on Fuller Field in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Skowhegan field hockey coach Paula Doughty, right, celebrates her 600th win with a former player after the River Hawks defeated Brewer on Thursday in Skowhegan. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

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