Morning Links - Saturday July 13, 2024

Arts

Take a Load Off πŸ› SPACE

Short film on local wood bank highlighting UMaine selected for film festival πŸ› University of Maine

'Lost on a Mountain in Maine' premiering at Maine film festival πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Fenix puts modern, Maine twists on β€˜Love’s Labor’s Lost’ πŸ› Portland Press Herald

This Maine family restored a farmhouse predating the American Revolution πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Bears, Sharks, and Zombies

Maine CDC Confirms Rabid Raccoon Encounter in Nobleboro πŸ› The Lincoln County News

Business

May Marijuana Sales Top $20 Million in Maine, $115 Million Year-to-Date πŸ› Marijuana Herald

City

City News Round Up: Friday, July 12, 2024 πŸ› City of Portland

Harbor Commission Selects New Vessel πŸ› Harbor Master of Portland

What Happened to Portland Announced Construction at Intersection of Baxter Blvd. & Hannaford Plaza Road? πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Electric Trash Truck πŸ› Reddit

Climate Emergency

Changes in the Gulf of Maine πŸ› Maine Public

Why transmission lines will help us fight climate change πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Climate change is driving frequent storm damage, CMP says πŸ› Sun Journal

Opinion: Here’s how solar energy benefits Maine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Leftovers of Hurricane Beryl lead to storm damage in Piscataquis County - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Millions swelter in oppressive heat as remnants of Beryl soak the Northeast - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Environment

Sept 19: Algae, Eelgrass, Erosion β€” Oh, My! πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Food and Drink

Maine Food & Dining News: Bangor, Camden, Gorham, Union, South Berwick, Van Buren πŸ› Portland Food Map

10 Places To Get The BEST Lobster Roll In Portland Maine πŸ› Travel+Discover Maine

12 BEST Portland Maine Breweries For Classic & Unique Flavors πŸ› Travel+Discover Maine

Local Guide To BEST Restaurants In Portland Maine [2024] πŸ› Travel+Discover Maine

Best lager made in Portland? πŸ› Reddit

Most refreshing smoothie/refresher drink in town πŸ› Reddit

Challah Bakery πŸ› Reddit

Health Care

A law passed last year made assault in an emergency room a felony. Did it help curb violence? πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Housing

Portland will again consider plan to tighten short-term rental rules πŸ› Portland Press Herald

This Was the Smallest Home That Sold in Portland, Maine, in 2023 πŸ› WCYY

South Portland councilors reject idea to turn former school into shelter - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Justice

Former teacher from Topsham faces new sexual assault charges - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Lewiston Mass Shooting

Army medical professional who first deemed Lewiston shooter 'unfit for duty' testifies to commission πŸ› Maine Public

Nurse practitioner who evaluated Lewiston mass shooter recommended his guns be removed - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Lewiston commission hears from Army nurse who evaluated Robert Card before mass shooting - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Outdoors

What the Supreme Court's Chevron Deference Ruling Means for Our Work πŸ› Maine Audubon

Be safe in the woods πŸ› The County

Hike The Eagle Lake Carriage Road Trail Near Bar Harbor πŸ› Only in Your State

It’s time to welcome back the female hummingbirds to your feeders πŸ› Bangor Daily News

This video shows what it's like to hike Acadia's famous Beehive trail πŸ› Bangor Daily News

8 must-try Maine hikes if you love waterfalls πŸ› Bangor Daily News

How to protect yourself from dangerous people while hiking πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Officials remind people to keep dogs leashed to protect deer family in Portland park πŸ› WGME

A fossil hunter's guide to coastal Maine's ancient offerings πŸ› PenBay Pilot

Photography

Wells Beach πŸ› Reddit

Doubling Point Lighthouse during a beautiful morning in Arrowsic, Maine. πŸ› Reddit

Another Maine sunset πŸ› Reddit

Sunrise this am πŸ› Reddit

Police

Staffing issues may hinder local law enforcement's ability to investigate OUI’s πŸ› Maine Public

Politics

Portland certifies a referendum effort to limit the city's hazard pay ordinance πŸ› Maine Public

Letter: Jared Golden should focus closer to home πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Pingree says Biden needs to allay concerns about candidacy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Congresswoman Pingree's Statement on President Biden & the 2024 Election πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Rep. Chellie Pingree weighs in on President Biden's run for re-election - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Sen. Susan Collins expresses sadness at President Biden’s β€˜cognitive decline’ πŸ› Sun Journal

U.S. Sen. Collins says she will write in Haley, once again not vote for Donald Trump in 2024 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Susan Collins planning write-in, will not vote for Donald Trump πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says she'll write in Nikki Haley πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Senate committee endorses Portland attorney for confirmation as federal judge πŸ› Portland Press Herald

How Joe Biden’s struggles are playing for Democrats on the Maine ballot πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine Republicans, delegates optimistic heading into national convention πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Public Safety

Summer safety tips for Mainers πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Scarborough

In The Know: Community workshop July 25 on town’s Open Space Conservation Plan - Press Herald πŸ› Portland Press Herald

State

Maine's fire marshal is retiring after concerns over workplace culture πŸ› Maine Public

Maine fire marshal retiring amidallegations of toxic office culture πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine’s fire marshal retiring after complaints about office’s workplace culture πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine's interlibrary loan system is getting closer to resuming πŸ› WMTW

Planning a trip to Canada with your dog? Make sure you have the right forms πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Things to Do

Wine Tasting with Lisa Strausser from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant πŸ› Rosemont Market

Those Who Wait πŸ› SPACE

Maine House of Comedy brings you: Talk of the Town! πŸ› Reddit

MIKE CANNON in Portland, Friday and Saturday night! πŸ› Reddit

27th Maine International Film Festival begins July 12 πŸ› Daily Bulldog

Moxie Festival kicks off its 40th year in Lisbon - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Mad About Moxie: Maine celebrates iconic soda at 40th Moxie Festival - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Lewiston-Auburn Balloon Fest sees outpouring of funding boosts - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Transportation

Maine State Ferry raises fares, expects to increase even more for next summer πŸ› Maine Public

New ferry rates jump by 18 percent, more likely on the way πŸ› The Courier-Gazette

Vacationland

Lighthouse Ho! πŸ› Boothbay Register


Morning Links - Friday July 12, 2024

Arts

Dewdrop Cooties πŸ› SPACE

For a children’s book author, a key to success is having way more ideas than she can use πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Sarah Braunstein celebrates her new novel that's in part 'about the romance people have for Maine' πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Former Windham librarian publishes first book πŸ› The Windham Eagle

Bears, Sharks, and Zombies

Maine DMR urges swimmers, paddlers, surfers to be shark-safe πŸ› PenBay Pilot

I saw a 5-6’ shark slowly swim past the dock at Fort Popham yesterday and nobody believes me. πŸ› Reddit

Business

Former Starbucks location in Portland's Old Port is leased by Maine handbag brand πŸ› Mainebiz

Maine food delivery service expands to Washington state πŸ› Portland Press Herald

City

Two Nominated Department Heads Expected to be Confirmed by Portland City Council πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Maine child care center plans to expand, doubling the families it serves πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Big changes on the horizon for Youth and Family Outreach in Portland πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Climate Emergency

Climate activists push Maine pension fund to divest from fossil fuels πŸ› Maine Public

Activists rally in Augusta calling for MainePERS to divest from fossil fuels - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Maine landowners to test climate smart forestry πŸ› Maine Public

Applicant withdraws solar farm proposal in Raymond residential neighborhood πŸ› The Windham Eagle

Maine State Music Theatre upset with power outages, CMP points to climate change - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Beryl remnants wash out roads around Littleton, New Hampshire - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Remnants of Beryl cause serious storm damage in northern New England - YouTube - WMTW-TV

A road washout on the Sweet Road in north Lincoln, Maine, after torrential downpours #maine - YouTube - Bangor Daily News

Flooding takes out ATV trail entrance in Lincoln, Maine, during torrential rain storm on July 11 - YouTube - Bangor Daily News

Storms cause damage in parts of Maine - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Community

Sailing camp for youths with autism comes to Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Westbrook Strong 5K raises funds for domestic violence resource center πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Bike camp for people of all abilities back on track after businesses step up to help πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Environment

Dundee Dam gate failure could have lasting severe environmental impact πŸ› The Windham Eagle

Foul smell coming from Kennebunk River leads to wastewater investigation πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Algae bloom kills salmon at Maine aquaculture site πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Volunteers still sought for Annual Loon Count on Sebago Lake πŸ› The Windham Eagle

July 26-27: Casco Bay Cleanup Challenge πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

August 22: Stormwater Social πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Food and Drink

Dok Mali Noodle Bar Now Open πŸ› Portland Food Map

Brunch Bliss: 4 New Spots to Grab Brunch in Portland, Maine πŸ› Portland Old Port

Closure of popular Cape Elizabeth berry farm reflects industry’s struggles πŸ› Portland Press Herald

History

Throwback Thursday Photo: One City Center 1960s οΌ† 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Deadliest plane crash in Maine history happened 80 years ago - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Housing

Affordable housing still in short supply πŸ› Amjambo Africa

Friends of Acadia launches fundraising campaign for workforce housing πŸ› Maine Public

Thinking of renting here? Let me give you an honest review of the last 2 years before you do. πŸ› Reddit

Lewiston Mass Shooting

Army says it couldn’t use N.Y.’s red flag law to disarm Lewiston gunman πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Army behavioral health officer testifies before Lewiston shooting commission - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Outdoors

Officials remind people to keep dogs leashed to protect deer family in Portland park πŸ› FOX 23

I had to go to the top of a mountain for this elusive bird πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Photograhpy

Acadia National Park Sunset πŸ› Reddit

First Monarch to show up in my native pollinator garden today (Lewiston). I think these things should be as emblematic of American wildlife as the Eagle is. πŸ› Reddit

No cares in the world here, bub. πŸ› Reddit

Love adorable animal photos? These ones are hard to beat πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Police

Letter: Letter writer wrong about library program πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Politics

Janet Mills recruited an ex-Republican to run for her former legislative seat πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Jared Golden says he needs assurances on Joe Biden’s health before securing his vote πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Why won’t Jared Golden say if he’ll vote for Joe Biden? πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: Still not sure if Jared Golden supports Joe Biden πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Jared Golden didn’t have private White House meetings with Joe Biden as ad claims πŸ› Bangor Daily News

What Maine polluted rivers tell us about Joe Biden’s presidential run πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Maine’s problems cannot be solved with partisan politics as usual πŸ› Portland Press Herald

RFK Jr in Freeport, Maine yesterday πŸ› Reddit

U.S. Senate committee endorses Portland attorney for confirmation as federal judge πŸ› Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Public Safety

'Not just Lyme out there': Wife of Topsham man who died from rare tick-borne illness sounds alarm πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Social Safety Net

Federal funding on its way to Maine to help fight food insecurity for students - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

State

Some Mainers are calling on the CDC to reconsider new rules for dogs crossing U.S. border πŸ› Maine Public

Maine State Library one step closer to getting interlibrary loan system running again πŸ› Maine Public

U.S. states with worst infrastructure: Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire πŸ› CNBC

Things to Do

Ossipee Valley Fair, Moxie Festival and more happening this weekend πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Covered bridges in Maine: 8 historic sites plus some modern options πŸ› Portland Press Herald

WMPG Music Yard Sale – Sunday August 11th – 10am to 2pm πŸ› WMPG

Mindful Observation Series πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Summer concerts in Maine: A tribute to Joni Mitchell πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Unhoused

Keynote Speaker for October 2024 Conference on Homelessness Has National Reputation πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

'No one wants to be here:' Camping no longer allowed in ... πŸ› WGME

Vacationland

Meet One of Maine’s Youngest Lobstermen πŸ› Down East

Why is Robert Vaughn (who died in 2016) advertising for Joe Bornstein (who died in 2020)? πŸ› Reddit

Lobster Festival Delegate hopefuls take to the sea for Industry Day πŸ› The Courier-Gazette


Morning Links - Thursday July 11, 2024

Arts

A Maine filmmaker did nearly every job on his new movieβ€”and he couldn’t be happier πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Asylum Seekers

In Portland, multilingual driving schools help new Mainers get behind the wheel πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Bears, Sharks, and Zombies

Lifeguards prep for influx of summer visitors, and we're not talking tourists πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine waters ideal for sharks during the summer, lifeguards warn - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Business

Bath Iron Works delivers USS John Basilone to US Navy πŸ› WorkBoat

Mills administration grants $3 million to help local businesses market products across US πŸ› WGME

City

Portland's first justice, diversity, equity and inclusion director abruptly steps down πŸ› Maine Public

Portland city manager nominates new director of health and human services πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland’s interim planning director recommended for permanent role πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Anyone Else Confused About the Bizarre Destruction Of Flower Pots Happening in Portland, Maine? - Q97.9 πŸ› WJBQ

Climate Emergency

Maine joins multi-state pact to improve electric grid planning πŸ› Maine Public

Maine Joins 9 Other States to Improve Reliable and Clean Energy - Governing πŸ› Governing

Pilot program will pay Maine’s big forest owners to increase carbon storage πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Island Explorer awarded $23.5M for electric bus fleet πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

Community

Group of nearly a dozen strong rallies behind Tri for a Cure's cause - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Environment

Work proceeds on CMP corridor that was subject of fierce debate in Maine πŸ› WGME

Cherryfield bids farewell to 60-year-old ice dam that hindered fish migration - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Cherryfield community takes steps to replace ice dam with natural fishway - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Waste being discharged into Kennebunk River due to problem at treatment facility - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Food and Drink

Brew on Washington Ave πŸ› Portland Food Map

Chaval In Portland Is Said To Serve The Best Food In Maine πŸ› Only in Your State

Local Bakery in Portland, Maine, Gains Fame for Its Superb Bread - 102.9 WBLM πŸ› WBLM

Any place to get a bowl of gumbo? πŸ› Reddit

Guns

Gun violence in America is a public health crisis πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Last Maine gun show before waiting period law takes effect will raise money for court challenge πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Health Care

Mental illness and substance use can't be prayed away, ... πŸ› Amjambo Africa

Letter: The danger in treating addiction πŸ› Portland Press Herald

History

The Portland, Maine, 2014 Summer Concert Lineup Was Epic πŸ› WCYY

Maine’s 1950 Population: Unexpected Top Towns - 102.9 WBLM πŸ› WBLM

How Maine became the center-point for worldwide communication in 1962 - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Housing

Portland tenants union established by former mayor files new complaints against landlord πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Brunswick residents may be the first to use a new Maine law to purchase their mobile home park πŸ› Maine Public

Maine’s housing inventory is back to 2020 levels πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Biddeford hopes to bring in housing development that was voted down in Cumberland πŸ› WGME

LGBTQIA+

We must safeguard the progress made since Charlie Howard’s murder πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Outdoors

Warning to off leash dogs in Baxter Woods πŸ› Reddit

Seals approaching Maine boaters, officials offer tips to safely enjoy the moment πŸ› WGME

Letter: Don’t use poison to deal with rats πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Puffin Watch: From a tiny puffball to a feisty puffling, Ama continues to grow - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Group of paddlers document adventure traveling entirety of Kennebec River - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Three friends paddle the Kennebec River from Moosehead Lake to Atlantic - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Photography

Biddeford Pool Middle Beach. πŸ› Reddit

Nothing like a cold beer on a hot muggy summer day πŸ› Reddit

Found this gorgeous male Polyphemus outside Petsmart yesterday! πŸ› Reddit

Whale breaching off coast of Kittery caught on camera πŸ› WGME

Police

Portland man accused of threatening customers with handgun at Forest Avenue restaurant πŸ› WGME

Maine man shot and killed by police in store parking lot in Old Orchard Beach - YouTube - CBS 13 News

State trooper kills man with gun outside Old Orchard Beach grocery store - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Video captures Old Orchard Beach incident where man was fatally shot by police after pursuit - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Cumberland County sergeant was already suspended before domestic violence allegations πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Politics

Jess Falero for Portland City Council πŸ› Jess Falero for Portland City Council

Who is behind 'The Great Controversy' books being mailed to Mainers? πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Jared Golden should be much more concerned about what Trump and his allies have planned πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: The vanishing voice of the people πŸ› Portland Press Herald

U.S. House passes bill requiring proof of citizenship to vote in federal races πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Susan Collins and key senators reach deal on more spending next year, setting up House clash πŸ› Bangor Daily News

U.S. Senate GOP blocks bill proclaiming congressional support for abortion access πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Public Safety

An addition to the paw patrol: 10-week-old Bell is newest Scarborough lifeguard trainee πŸ› WGME

Social Safety Net

Thousands of Maine children to receive summertime benefit for nutrition πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sports

Maine Lobster Bakes - MiLB.com πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Sea Dogs to become the Lobster Bakes for one game on Aug. 23 πŸ› WGME

The Maine Lobster Bakes are coming to Hadlock Field this summer πŸ› WMTW

State

Maine interlibrary loans to resume after board approves book delivery service πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Things to Do

Saco Greek festival promises good food, music and fun πŸ› Portland Press Herald

hey, nothing πŸ› One Longfellow Square

Man Ray : Return to Reason πŸ› SPACE

Hear what Shakespeare sounds like with a Maine accent πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine State Music Theatre's season is in full swing! #sponsored - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Transportation

PUC staff recommend rejecting a petition challenging new Casco Bay Lines ferry rates πŸ› Maine Public

Gardiner, Fryeburg, and Patten rank best in Maine for biking πŸ› Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Utilities

Maine broadband expansion gets boost of more than $260 million in funding - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Vacationland

How The New York Times thinks you should spend 36 hours in Portland, Maine πŸ› Boston.com

Fishman crowned 2024 Blueberry Queen πŸ› The Courier-Gazette


Morning Links - Wednesday July 10, 2024

Arts

Contra dance enthusiasts bring new energy to traditional form πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Business

Livaway Suites Breaks Ground on New Hotel in Portland, Maine Metropolitan Area πŸ› Hotel News Resource

Invasive fruit flies that wreak havoc on small, soft fruits found in Androscoggin County πŸ› Sun Journal

Buy Local

Curly hair stylists? πŸ› Reddit

12 Maine-Made Skin-Care Faves With a Little Vacationland Under the Lid πŸ› Down East

City

Portland planning board to look at expansion of downtown child care πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: PMA demolition – a question of beauty over history πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland adding new public bathrooms this spring πŸ› WMTW

Climate Emergency

South Portland and Portland downtowns are Maine’s hottest β€˜heat islands’ πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine enters agreement with Northeast states to improve grid, ease transition to clean energy πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine joins 9 other states to promote regional planning to boost clean energy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine's endangered plovers weather climate change πŸ› Maine Public

Extended road closure hurts small businesses in Southwest Harbor πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse closed until repairs made πŸ› The Courier-Gazette

Education

Maine parents ramp up fight to get cellphones out of schools πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Cape Elizabeth town leader responds to criticism about new school renovation proposal - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Environment

Letter: Shoring up our water infrastructure πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Conservation groups cheer decision preserving state authority in Kennebec River dam relicensing πŸ› Maine Public

Food and Drink

The Wrap: Blueberry weekend, new Japanese-style brewery, Best of 2024 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Cape Elizabeth’s Maxwell’s Farm to close after 50 years πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Free coffee tasting at my bakery on 7/20! Details here! πŸ› Reddit

Where is the absolute best BBQ in Maine? πŸ› Reddit

Gunnar’s Icelandic Hotdogs! πŸ› Reddit

Health Care

Maine hospitals saved $126M during pandemic thanks to MaineCare's coverage expansion πŸ› Maine Public

Opinion: Maine hospitals are getting a $60 million cash infusion. They must share the wealth. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Attorney General Aaron M. Frey Shares Resources Available to Consumers Following the Change Healthcare Cyberattack# πŸ› State of Maine

Thinking in Public: Shopping for urgent care πŸ› Harpswell Anchor

Housing

Housing listed among top four health priorities for Maine πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Councilor calls for advisory referendum on banning non-owner occupied short-term rentals πŸ› The Courier-Gazette

Can Maine renters be charged for replacing smoke detectors? - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Justice

Maine’s supreme court orders judge to reconsider man’s petition for new trial in 2010 killing πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Labor

Maine moves small step closer to state paid family and medical leave program πŸ› Maine Public

Nearly 300 people weigh in on paid family leave rules for new Maine program πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine worker retirement program hits major savings milestone πŸ› Maine Beacon

Lewiston Mass Shooting

Commission investigating Lewiston shootings to hold meeting this week - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

LGBTQIA+

Hallowell mayor apologizes for β€˜militancy’ comment aimed at local Pride Alliance πŸ› Sun Journal

Outdoors

Paddleboarders journey from Moosehead Lake to Atlantic Ocean πŸ› Portland Press Herald

A Paddling Adventure on the Sandy for Salmon πŸ› Natural Resources Council of Maine

Annual Loon Count set for July 20 πŸ› Ellsworth American

Environmental conservation: Maine Audobon counts Loon population πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Royal River Old Town House Park Towards Wescustogo Park πŸ› Recreational Kayaking in Maine

Here are some bird sounds to listen for in July πŸ› Bangor Daily News

So much coast line and so few places to fish! Looking for Pier/Shore fishing spots to take my kid. πŸ› Reddit

Mainers question sign prohibiting fishing at Crescent Beach πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Be safe in the woods πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Winter update on Moosehead Lake πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Paddle club takes on unpredictable water around Petit Manan in pursuit of puffins πŸ› Bangor Daily News

You can hike in Maine and Morocco and be in the same mountain range πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Photography

Mama moose and her babies πŸ› Reddit

New Meadows River this morning. πŸ› Reddit

Marshall Point Lighthouse in the fog - YouTube - Ellesmere

What kind of turkey is this? πŸ› Reddit

Police

Portland police alarmed by increase in gun violence among youth πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Portland police say they're seeing rise in gun violence πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

FULL VIDEO: Portland police detail recent arrest amid rise in gun violence - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Gun violence in Portland - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Portland Police arrest 25-year-old man who threatened to shoot customers at a restaurant πŸ› Maine Public

Man accused of threatening Portland restaurant customers with gun πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Fully automatic rifle seized during high-risk search in Portland, police say πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

East Ender Arrested For Threatening Restaurant Customers with Handgun Yesterday PM πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Daryl Walsh, of Portland, Maine, arrested on threatening, explosives charges – NBC Boston πŸ› Boston.com

Old Orchard Beach: Report of gunman spotted outside grocery store πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Police resolve β€˜situation’ in Old Orchard Beach reportedly involving armed man πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine State Police respond to incident in Old Orchard Beach - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Incident in Old Orchard Beach 'resolved' after report of man with gun outside grocery store - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Cumberland County deputy charged in Poland domestic violence case πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Politics

Golden and Pingree quiet after 'dour' Democrats meet on Joe Biden πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Rep. Jared Golden skips meeting of House Democrats concerned about Biden’s candidacy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Jared Golden might earn my vote πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: What was Jared Golden thinking? πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Concerned about Golden πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

The National Defense Bill – protecting jobs and people across Maine πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

The tension on Maine’s right over Donald Trump’s new Republican platform πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. focuses on farming, environment during Maine campaign stop - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Public Safety

New lifeguard dog in training working at Scarborough beach πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Mosquitos in Orono test positive for Jamestown Canyon Virus πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Multiple rip current rescues in Maine lead safety officials to urge caution πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Trauma nurse shares top safety tips for Maine summer activities - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Sports

Dobbins Deals Six Shutout Innings in 'Dogs 7-3 Win πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Things to Do

Enjoy another Maine summer πŸ› Bangor Daily News

The Live Music Guide: July 10th - 16th, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Maine Things To Do: Westbrook 5K, Logging Festival & Parade πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Blueberry Festival πŸ› Union Fair

Transportation

What you need to know about the new license plate rollout πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Vacationland

What is Moxie soda? - YouTube - Maine Public


Morning Links - Tuesday July 9, 2024

Arts

Talea Ensemble shocks and amuses at Bowdoin music festival πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Business

Walgreens official says reports of Maine store closings are incorrect πŸ› Portland Press Herald

City

Portland’s diversity director leaves after just over one year on the job πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Take a look inside the historic US Custom House in Portland's Old Port πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Climate Emergency

UMaine and Wyman's study climate change impacts on blueberries πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Beryl's remnants could create flooding in Maine this week - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Community

Fenced-in fields for a dog to run? πŸ› Reddit

Environment

Multi-hundred million dollar Penobscot River cleanup begins πŸ› PenBay Pilot

Food and Drink

Maxwell's Farm announces its closure after over 50 years in business in Cape Elizabeth πŸ› Maine Public

A Cape Elizabeth staple is shutting down: How the closure impacts local farming - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Maxwell's closing strawberry farm in Cape Elizabeth after 51 years - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Sick of red snappers? Try an Icelandic hot dog instead πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Popular Portland, Maine, Thai Restaurant Introduces Late-Night Happy Hour πŸ› WCYY

Lost Kitchen’s Erin French stars in new food travel show πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Favorite vegetarian takeout πŸ› Reddit

Best ice cream in Maine? πŸ› Reddit

Fourth of July

Camden Harbor lights up for Independence Day 2024 fireworks πŸ› PenBay Pilot

Housing

Rockland Council nixes proposal to end non-owner occupied short term rentals πŸ› The Courier-Gazette

Affordability of camp/lake homes πŸ› Reddit

Justice

Maine Attorney General partners with Catherine Cutler Institute to address opioid crisis πŸ› Maine Public

Outdoors

An experimental moose hunt to reduce winter ticks shows promise πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine Audubon Annual Loon Count Set for July 20 πŸ› Maine Audubon

Don’t panic if a snapping turtle lays eggs on your land πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Photography

Took a picture of a loon this weekend in Greene πŸ› Reddit

Katahdin from Blueberry Knoll (7/7/2024) πŸ› Reddit

Smoky from our campfire, πŸ”₯ pretty sunset this evening. πŸ› Reddit

Wyman Lake. 7.7.24 πŸ› Reddit

Fogbow today at Quoddy Head πŸ› Reddit

Maine cow moose is busy with her twins - YouTube - Bangor Daily News

Police

Portland police execute 'high-risk' search warrant resulting in arrest πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland teens face drug charges following traffic stop πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine deputy charged with domestic violence after allegedly firing shot into ground πŸ› WGME

Politics

Stephen King says Joe Biden should withdraw from race πŸ› Bangor Daily News

An American president cannot be above the law πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Public Safety

Jamestown Canyon Virus detected in Northern Maine mosquito sample πŸ› Maine Public

Things to Do

Rebels οΌ† Poets: Irish and Palestinian Music and Poetry of Resistance πŸ› SPACE

I'm doing a mini-comedy tour in Maine πŸ› Reddit

Comedy at The Cavern Presents: Sam Miller! Tickets, Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 7:30 PM πŸ› Eventbrite

Union Fair and Wild Blueberry Festival kicks off πŸ› The Courier-Gazette

Unhoused

Biddeford clears encampment as city's public camping ban goes into effect πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Biddeford clearing homeless encampments as overnight shelter opens - YouTube - WMTW-TV

'No one wants to be here:' Camping no longer allowed in Biddeford, overnight shelter open - YouTube - CBS 13 News

What's next for Biddeford's unhoused population following encampment clearing πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Utilities

Maine to study whether creating local electric grid operator could cut costs, improve reliability πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine is a leader is closing the digital divide πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Vacationland

Plan your summer vacation to Maine πŸ› Lonely Planet

The 136-Mile-Long Lazy River In Maine Where You’ll Find Us All Summer Long πŸ› Only in Your State

Maine Lobster Festival announces 2024 Delegate Candidates πŸ› The Courier-Gazette