Second graders Rhea Marotta, left, and William Cashman react as a passing vehicle complies with their North Yarmouth Academy classmates’ chants of “Honk if you love Julia,” in support of NYA alum Julia Gagnon, who sang on “American Idol.” The group stayed until they got 200 honks from passing motorists on Main Street beneath the U.S. Route 1 bridge in Yarmouth. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Local photographer Mahaley Marriner of Saco photographs Hayley Tweedy and Heather, 1, as Tweedy’s fiancé, Damien Sawyer, tries to get Heather to look in the direction of the camera while taking portraits in a patch of daffodils at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco on May 5. Sawyer and Tweedy are from Mason, N.H., and came to Saco with their daughter Heather for a photo shoot with Marriner. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Sea Dogs pitcher Brayan Bello pitches the first few innings of the game at Hadlock Field on May 7. Bello, who is making a rehab start with the Sea Dogs before joining the Red Sox rotation again, was the Red Sox opening day starter. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Stephen Gellman surfs a rapid in his kayak on the Mousam River in Kennebunk on May 2. Gellman, from Massachusetts, works with Team River Runner, a national organization that introduces veterans to river kayaking as a way to heal from post-traumatic stress disorder. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Isabella St. Cyr smiles to familiar faces in the audience after receiving her degree in classical voice performance during the University of Southern Maine’s 144th commencement on May 4 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Kelsey Cassidy of Cheverus reacts after tagging out Chloe Edwards of Windham, who attempted to steal in the bottom of the third inning. The play ended the inning. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Attendees of a May Day rally hosted by the Maine Coalition for Palestine march to the University of Southern Maine’s campus in Portland. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Drag performer Chartreuse Money dropped out of the Windham pride festival after harassment and threats. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Seen behind a group of SailMaine boats in Portland Harbor, the Wyman Power Station in Yarmouth is partially obscured by fog. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Edward Herrick-Gleason has been the director of the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for 25 years. Herrick-Gleason left the job to move to Newfoundland. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Melesa Dore of North Berwick tiptoes through the tulips with 10-month-old Emmy while picking tulips with her family during the Blossom and Bloom Festival at Kelley Orchard in Acton on May 12. This was the first  festival put on by JessiWayne Farm at Kelley Orchard. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Anthony Merrill, 11, holds up an umbrella for two servicemen at the Memorial Day ceremony held at Riverbank Park in Westbrook on May 27. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Rolf Olsen, vice president of Friends of Sears Island, stands on the beach on the northwestern side of Sears Island in Searsport. An offshore wind terminal proposed for the western side of Sears Island, beyond the pines on the left, has drawn controversy. Olsen believes Mack Point – an industrial site across Long Cove in Searsport, right – would be a more suitable location for the development. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Bradley Davis and Madi, who requested her last name not be used, in the backyard at their apartment in Portland. The couple confronted their landlord about flouting the city’s rent control ordinance and then shortly after were given a notice of nonrenewal of their lease. Madi said she is devastated to leave the garden, which she already begun planting for the summer. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

A woman walks on the Fore Street sidewalk in the Old Port, seen from the third level of the Fore Street Parking Garage. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Waynflete’s Lydia Birknes drives with the ball against North Yarmouth Academy on May 2. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

People gather at Post Office Park in Portland to get a look at a Cybertruck owned by Travis Carter of Portland. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Sofia Mavor of Yarmouth reaches to return a shot during the girls’ singles tennis final against Coco Meserve of Brunswick at Bates College in Lewiston. Mavor took the match in two sets. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Manna Dzhuleba of Auburn sits with her son, Andrew, 9, at a free dental clinic for children hosted by the University of New England and Opportunity Alliance. The family fled the war in Ukraine and came to Maine last August. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Brendan Dolan of Portland watches as a pair of Canada geese get close to him as he lies on the grass near the pond at Deering Oaks park. Dolan says he hangs out in the park often and the same goose has approached him several times over the last couple of years. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

South Portland teammates Brady Edwards, left, and Caleb Ramsell run in the 110-meter hurdles during the SMAA track and field championships at Kennebunk High School. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Paul Bradbury, airport director of the Portland International Jetport, hands out aerial photographs to Samuel Sheppard, center, and Alison Sirois of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection prior to a site walk at the jetport. The photos are of an area where the jetport is proposing to expand surface parking. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Marky Axelsen waits for the throw as a Yarmouth player steels third base. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

The Westbrook High School marching band heads to their spot in the lineup before the Memorial Day Parade in Westbrook on May 27. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

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