Confetti flies on Sunday, June 30, as driver Howard Sharp, facing, and his son and navigator, Doug Sharp, of Rochester, New York, celebrate after being named grand champions and overall winners of the 2024 Hemmings Motor News Great Race on Water Street in downtown Gardiner. The men are in their winning car, a 1916 Hudson Hill Climber. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Megan Squires, left, and Natasha Kosowsky compete in the women’s crosscut saw event during Woodman’s Day contests Saturday, June 29, at Monmouth Fairgrounds in Monmouth. Matt Squires, center, had been spraying the saw blade with a mist of oil. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Richard Hilton Jr., of Norridgewock, soaks in the sun Tuesday on a new dock on the Kennebec River at Oosoola Park in Norridgewock. The dock is used for fishing and swimming, while an adjacent wooden dock, also new, is used by boaters. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Mark Risigner, of Saco, is seen through the trees as he paddles through Upper Richardson Lake on Saturday, June 29, in Adamstown Township. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Thomas Hebert, 16, of Clinton, dunks a basketball on Monday July 1, while working on his game at Cindy Blodgett Park in Clinton. Hebert also practiced three-point shots while shooting at regulation and non-regulation height baskets. The park is located behind the Clinton Town Municipal Office. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Members of Runnin’ Down A Dream, the Tom Petty Tribute Band, perform during Johnson Hall’s free Waterfront Concert Series on Friday, June 28, in Gardiner. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Lights Up Productions President Lyn Govoni and Bryant Cyr, vice president, walk through the 1909-era Skowhegan Opera House space on Tuesday. The facility, which seats 840, is located in the town’s municipal building in Skowhegan. The organization is leasing the space for $1 per year, contingent on making facility upgrades. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Tory Hemphill, of Vassalboro, shops for fireworks Tuesday at the Patriot Fireworks Maine store in Monmouth. The company has been in business since 2012 and has another store in Livermore. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Roger and Pollyanna Smith of Bumpy’s Pop-Up Kettle Corn sell their product Wednesday during the Central Maine 4th of July celebration at the Clinton Fairgrounds. The family business is based in Carmel in Penobscot County. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Nathan Dawe, 5, of Norridgewock waves a red, white and blue ribbon Thursday during the Central Maine 4th of July parade in Clinton. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Liv Hashey, 22, of Skowhegan, rides her horse, Blossom, while carrying the American flag Thursday during the Central Maine 4th of July parade in Clinton. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

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