Glenn Rich, of Skowhegan, dives into the water while beating the heat with his friends and family, shown in the background, at the swimming hole in Vassalboro on Tuesday. The swimming hole is next to the dam at Mill Stream. Tuesday’s temperatures soared into the mid 90s as the heat wave began. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Colby College student Sarah Byrne catalogs a historic seed collection while sharing a workspace with a saddle billed stork that is part of the collection of mounted birds on Monday at the L.C. Bates museum at Good Will-Hinckley in Hinckley. The seed collection, which contains about 300 different specimens, was collected by George Hinckley in the 1920’s according to Museum Director Deborah Staber. The 1911 building, built in Romanesque Revival style, is undergoing restoration while being historically preserved. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Esta Knapik and her dog, Emma Lee, a 16-year-old full-blooded apricot poodle from Waterville, walk near railing and flowers on Wednesday at the main entrance to the historic Waterville City Hall in Waterville. Painting of exterior trim and railings are being planned for the building. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

The Greely girls’ lacrosse team celebrates after an 8-7 victory over Freeport in the Class B championship title game on Saturday, June 15, at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

York’s Quinn Walenta (22) and Haydn Forbes celebrate after scoring a goal against Yarmouth during the Class B boys lacrosse state championship game on Saturday, June 15, at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Volunteer coach Caroline Westhoff, 19, of Sidney, uses sponges that had been sitting in ice water to cool off Annalee Theobald, 11, of Winslow, at Fletcher Soccer Academy Wednesday at Thomas College in Waterville. Temperatures rose into the 90s that day. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Zella Morgan picks strawberries during a U-Pick Pop Up event Wednesday in the organic strawberry field at Goranson Farm in Dresden. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows talks into a laptop computer as she narrates a Facebook live stream Thursday of the recount between Denise Tepler and Jean Guzzetti on Thursday in Augusta. Tepler was confirmed as the winner if the race, by a 25-vote margin. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Uniformed military pallbearers stand beside the flag draped casket holding Gerry R. Brooks’ remains before a graveside service Thursday at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Scarborough players hold up the Gold Glove after beating Messalonskee to win the Class A baseball state championship on Saturday, June 15, at Morton Field in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Shane Peaslee, 6, of Augusta, takes a turn on the slide Wednesday while one of his sisters, Natalie Peaslee, 12, watches him at Bicentennial Park in Augusta. Temperatures reached into the 90s. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

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