Morning Links - Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Arts

Jeremy Frey: Woven πŸ› Portland Museum of Art

Business

Kelp farming off Maine waters could help to contribute to environmental sustainability πŸ› WMTW

With Falmouth, Jersey Mike's Subs now has 10 locations in Maine πŸ› Mainebiz

City

Work still unfinished after 2 years of construction at Portland's Congress Square - YouTube - CBS 13 News

School Budget and Museum Demolition Approved, and Voting on Hypotheticals – City Council Review 5/20/2024 πŸ› The Portland Townsman

Opinion: PMA vote an affront to city boards and councilors’ oaths πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Disaster declaration issued for April snowstorm that caused millions in damage in Maine πŸ› Associated Press

Feds grant Maine a lease for offshore wind research project πŸ› Maine Public

U.S. offers state a lease to research offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine gets greenlight for landmark floating offshore wind research array πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Gulf of Maine offshore wind research lease moving forward πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Rocky path lies ahead for re-opening Seawall Road πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

Maine researchers say movies rarely refelct climate crisis πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Community

Southern Maine Water Polo πŸ› Southern Maine Water Polo

Education

To really appreciate Maine’s teachers, they need mentoring and support πŸ› Bangor Daily News

College can be affordable, so don’t give up on the FAFSA or your future πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Environment

A call for sludge regulation πŸ› Maine Morning Star

York bans single-use plastic utensils starting May 2025 πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Food and Drink

The 25 Best Restaurants In Portland, Maine 2024 - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Crispy Gai Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Fore Street Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Twelve Review - Eastern Promenade - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Scales Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Regards Review - Arts District - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Yosaku Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Cantina Calafia Review - West End - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Ocotillo Review - West End - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Papi Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Oun Lido's Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Eventide Oyster Co. Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Belleville Review - East End - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Quanto Basta Review - East End - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Zu Bakery Review - West End - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Bar Futo Review - Old Port - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Sopo Seafood Review - South Portland - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Norimoto Bakery Review - Deering Center - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Wayside Tavern Review - Parkside - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

Hot Suppa Review - Parkside - Portland, ME πŸ› The Infatuation

3 Fresh, New Additions to Portland, Maine's Food Scene πŸ› WJBQ

Guns

Maine police departments to participate in Gun Take Back Day πŸ› WGME

Health Care

A Maine mental health provider says it's reducing services at 18 school districts πŸ› Maine Public

Housing

Maine realtors see steady increase of home sales across the state πŸ› WGME

Camps on Maine's rural lakes are seeing historic levels of interest πŸ› Bangor Daily News

History

Antique Maine postcards. πŸ› Reddit

Justice

Maine Department of Corrections names new superintendent of state’s sole youth prison πŸ› Portland Press Herald

New leader picked for Maine’s youth prison πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Labor

Maine college athletes may have a payday coming their way πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Some Maine businesses are still struggling to hire summer help - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Lewiston Mass Shooting

Lewiston: Sheriff denies claims tactical team was intoxicated πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Outdoors

We encountered challenging falls on the Machias River πŸ› Bangor Daily News

It’s best to leave young animals alone if you find them in the woods πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Photography

Frame the Bay πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Camping near Evan's Notch over the weekend πŸ› Reddit

My son and I found a secret pond that felt like we went out of bounds and found a secret place that never got added to the map πŸ› Reddit

The Presumpscot River today πŸ› Reddit

First kayak of the season πŸ› Reddit

Police

Police find crack cocaine during Portland traffic stop, 2 charged πŸ› WGME

Politics

Bill to provide funding to combat invasive species in Maine lakes πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine's proposed state flag similar but distinct from pine tree flag in recent headlines πŸ› Maine Public

Right-wing protest banner adds new wrinkle to Maine flag referendum πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Herb Adams should be reelected πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Vote Tepler for Maine Senate πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Two Republicans compete for chance to challenge Rep. Pingree for seat in U.S. House πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Austin Theriault’s racing allies spend to boost him ahead of Maine primary πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: Invest in Maine people and communities πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Medicare needs to cover non-opioid pain management for seniors πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Don McLean's exblasts Joe Biden for inviting himto White House πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine Audubon in Augusta: Your 2024 Legislative Summary πŸ› Maine Audubon

Public Safety

Woman who crashed on I-295 in Portland tells state police she fell asleep πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Woman falls asleep at the wheel, crashes on Portland bridge πŸ› WMTW

Driver reportedly falls asleep, crashes on I-295 in Portland πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Sports

Bowen drives in three as Curve top Sea Dogs 6-4 in opener of six-game EL series πŸ› Portland Press Herald

State

Opinion: DHHS record demands independent outside audit πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food insecurity on the rise in Maine πŸ› WGME

Ask the I-Team: Is there an incentive for Mainers to switch to REAL ID? πŸ› WGME

Things To Do

2024 Maine fairs & festivals πŸ› Portland Press Herald

The Live Music Guide: May 29th - June 4th, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

"The Talk of the Town": June PMA Films Series πŸ› Portland Museum of Art

35th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Sun June πŸ› SPACE

THIS WEEK @ EMPIRE COMEDY CLUB πŸ› Reddit

Where can I find a list of pride events? πŸ› Reddit

Maine Things To Do | May 28-June 3 πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Transportation

Steiner Shipyard to begin delivery of new 149-passenger ferry to Maine on Thursday πŸ› WorkBoat

Heat order changes summer schedule for Amtrak, Portland, Maine πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland Jetport looking to raise parking fee πŸ› WGME

Unhoused

Westbrook to consider new rules to allow small emergency shelters for the first time πŸ› Portland Press Herald

We need landlords to end homelessness πŸ› Preble Street

Going mobile and getting creative πŸ› Preble Street

Mental health and homelessness - know the facts πŸ› Preble Street

Vacationland

Matinicus Island's new $11 million ferry prepares for Maine delivery πŸ› Maine Public

Guide: Acadia National Park on any budget πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Organizers of canceled balloon festival reject Lewiston's offer to help get event off the ground - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Great Falls Balloon Festival rejects Lewiston's offer to keep event going - YouTube - CBS 13 News


Morning Links - Tuesday, May 28, 2024

City

Q&A: What is ReCode? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Cracking the β€˜ReCode’ that could decide Portland’s housing future πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: PMA abandons values if demolition goes forward πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: The art of consideration and compromise πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Community

Rwandan community of Maine hosts national remembrance ceremony, 30 years after genocide πŸ› Maine Public

Environment

Opinion: Maine needs to hold big polluters accountable πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food and Drink

Local Flavor: Restaurant openings in Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach πŸ› Saco Bay News

Justice

ACLU expands lawsuit against Maine over low-income defendants πŸ› Maine Public

Defense attorneys, ACLU question whether new bail reviews for unrepresented defendants are working πŸ› Portland Press Herald

β€˜Maine has lost sight of parents’ and children’s right to be together’: The case of Barni A. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Labor

Some Maine businesses are still struggling to hire summer help πŸ› WGME

Outdoors

What are those beautiful neon pink slime balls in the Maine woods? πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Politics

The 'study table,' another dead end for bills this session πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Jonathan Bush is wading deeper into Maine politics πŸ› Bangor Daily News

What you need to know about contested Maine legislative primaries πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Why Maine’s pine tree flag gets lumped in with β€˜Appeal to Heaven’ flag πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Public Safety

Much work remains after Maine’s encouraging drop in overdose deaths πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Drug overdose deaths decreased by 16 percent in Maine last year πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Things to Do

Palaver Strings: Lifesongs πŸ› SPACE


Afternoon Links - Monday, May 27, 2024

Community

Memorial Day Observation Inside AmVets Post 25 Rather Than Loring Memorial Park on the Hill πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Environment

Vote β€˜no!’ on May Mill Dam removal πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Food and Drink

PORTLAND WINE WEEK 2024 FEATURE: SOMMELIER Jessica Williams of Wayside Tavern πŸ› Portland Wine Week

PORTLAND WINE WEEK 2024 FEATURE: SOMMELIER Sierra Fahrmann of Bar Futo πŸ› Portland Wine Week

PORTLAND WINE WEEK 2024 FEATURE: CHEF Damian Sansonetti of Chaval πŸ› Portland Wine Week

Outdoors

On a warm day in May, hawks flew over a Maine state park in record-breaking numbers πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Politics

Letter: I'm voting for Andrew Piantidosi πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: I’ve got second thoughts about Maine pine tree flag πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Sports

Sea Dogs Explode for Season-High 17 Runs in 17-12 Victory πŸ› Minor League Baseball


Morning Links - Monday, May 27, 2024

Asylum Seekers

Total Maine May 26, 2024: Asylum seekers and the workforce πŸ› WMTW

Pingree introduces bill to cut work permit wait for asylees πŸ› WMTW

Nonprofit helping asylum seekers backs work authorization bill πŸ› WMTW

Climate Emergency

Climate change is already affecting Mainers’ health, doctors say πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate crisis is worsening homelessness, substance use disorder πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Crews work to restore Wood Island Boat House following January storms πŸ› WMTW

Education

Maine’s struggling child care industry gets much-needed boost from new state support πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food and Drink

Here’s what’s new this summer on Maine’s outdoor dining scene πŸ› Portland Press Herald

A brewery and a beer distributor turn 10. We can drink to that. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

There’s more than one way to make whoopie pies in South Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

History

Throwback photo: A busy day on Portland’s East End Beach in 1953 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Justice

Maine Supreme Court case offers insight into child welfare system πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Labor

Maine’s seasonal businesses say summer hiring looks sunnier this year πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Photography

To the couple who proposed at The Lobster Shack Two Lights on Friday πŸ› Reddit

Looking forward to photographing some summer storms πŸ› Reddit

I love Maine ❀️ πŸ› Reddit

This morning in the county πŸ› Reddit

The Seeker - South Berwick, Maine πŸ› Reddit

Sports

Keep track of Maine Roller Derby on Facebook πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sports Digest: Sea Dogs can’t recover from rough first inning against Yard Goats πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Things to Do

Westbrook Together Days, Confetti Craft Bazaar in Biddeford, The Ballroom Thieves in Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Fear you’ll never hear your favorite band live? These Maine tribute shows might do the trick πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tickets on sale for Norah Jones; Hasan Minhaj is here next week πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Mainers can visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for free this weekend πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Transportation

Portland International Jetport proposes parking rate increase to City Manager πŸ› Maine Public


Morning Links - Sunday, May 26, 2024

Asylum Seekers

Letter: Congress should heed Pingree’s call to ease work restrictions on asylum seekers πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Community

Rwandan genocide survivors in Maine mark 30 years with awareness event πŸ› WGME

Food and Drink

At Thai Tree, traditional food, pop music references and impressive cooking πŸ› Portland Press Herald

6 hidden gem restaurants in Maine to add to your summer dining list πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Labor

Farmworkers protest Hannaford’s stance on β€˜Milk with Dignity’ movement πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Opinion: Smoothing benefit cliffs key to growing Maine’s workforce πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Photography

A Luna Moth visited us tonight πŸ› Reddit

A calm day on the waterfront πŸ› Reddit

Social Safety Net

More than half of food-insecure Mainers can’t get food stamps πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sports

Sea Dogs win wild game against Hartford πŸ› WMTW

State

Maine care facilities lack oversight when residents wander away πŸ› The Maine Monitor

"Maine has lost sight of parents’ and children's right to be together" πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Unhoused

Letter: Maine must address student homelessness πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Vacationland

Our View: Maine tourism can complete β€˜pandemic rebound’ in 2024 πŸ› Portland Press Herald