Morning Links - Saturday, April 20, 2024

Arts

Re-Site 2024 | Ling-Wen Tsai – Ahead of Schedule @ Greenbelt Walkway πŸ› SPACE

City

City News Round Up: Friday, Aril 19, 2024 πŸ› City of Portland

Neighborhood Meeting About Redevelopment in Kennedy Park Gets Little Advance Notice for Attendees πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Breaking down Portland's payroll πŸ› WGME

Climate Emergency

Legislature approves $60M for working waterfront communities πŸ› Ellsworth American

Maine agencies planning new disaster aid rollout πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Community

Portland's First National Crime Victim's Rights Week at Lincoln Park: April 21 - 27th πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Education

New state provision will send more young students to local schools for special education services πŸ› Maine Public

Environment

Burning tires for fuel behind Maine's increase in toxic chemicals πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Letter: Maine House missed chance to be heroes with Sears Island πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Togus Pond to receive chemical treatment in battle against algae πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine wildfires break out across state πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Food and Drink

Noble Pizzeria & Barbecue πŸ› Portland Food Map

Noble Barbecue to Rebrand and Expand: Introducing Noble Pizzeria & Barbecue in Deering Center with New NY Style Pizza and Milkshakes πŸ› Portland Old Port

Noble Barbecue moving to Deering Center, adding pizza to menu πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Friday Food Insider: New executive chef at Black Point Inn brings Michelin-starred experience πŸ› Mainebiz

Papi Named Regional Top Ten Honoree for Best New U.S. Cocktail Bar πŸ› Portland Old Port

Flavors of Mexico, California mix at new Portland restaurant πŸ› WMTW

Guns

Gun safety bills passed by Maine Legislature should become law πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Military to adopt new cognitive testing policy in wake of Lewiston mass shooting πŸ› WGME

Health Care

Advocates celebrate funding for recovery community centers, say it will save lives πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine lawmakers approve slimmed-down version of hospital facility fee bill πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Supporters aren't giving up after nurse ratio proposal fails in Maine πŸ› Bangor Daily News

History

Navy pays belated tribute to Maine ship sunk by German sub πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Housing

Housing advocates count legislative wins, but say they're still not enough πŸ› Maine Public

Maine home sales increase for 2nd time after 31-month slide πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Real estate rebound in the making? Maine home sales increased again last month πŸ› Mainebiz

Old Bath hospital transformed to tackle housing crisis πŸ› WGME

Justice

Woman who died at Cumberland County Jail identified πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Police identify woman who died in Cumberland County Jail πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Labor

Maine unemployment little changed at 3.3% in March πŸ› Mainebiz

Maine unemployment rate holds steady at 3.3% πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Outdoors

Watch out for salamanders! Migration for amphibians underway as spring begins - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Politics

The lesser-known bills Maine lawmakers considered this year πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine joins national popular vote effort - YouTube - Maine Public

Final version of Maine supplemental budget awaits governor's signature - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Public Safety

Advocates for ban on flavored tobacco decry lack of vote in Maine House πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sports

Sports Digest: Marcelo Mayer lifts Sea Dogs past Fisher Cats, 3-2 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland Sea Dogs welcome canine friends to the stands πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland Sea Dogs have no plans to move out of state, team president says πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Sea Dogs win third in a row - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Maine Mariners travel to face Adirondack Thunder in kickoff to playoff series - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Things to Do

Re-Site 2024 | Rachel Alexandrou – Aggregate: Feast For Humans @ Fore River Parkway Trail πŸ› SPACE

Win Tickets to Sum 41 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine πŸ› WCYY

Portland Chowderfest πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Transportation

Amtrak Downeaster considers new station in Portland πŸ› WMTW

Portland Amtrak station could change locations πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Unhoused

Letter: Rally to support unhoused Mainers πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Care Starts in the Outreach Room at the Learning Collaborative πŸ› Preble Street

Vacationland

Free admission to Acadia National Park on Saturday, April 20 πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

Acadia National Park: Free admission Saturday for start of National Park Week - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine


Morning Links - Friday, April 19, 2024

Asylum Seekers

Portland Summit Focuses on New Mainer Business Inclusivity πŸ› Northeastern Global News

City

Portland Historic Preservation Board greenlights plans for Roux campus πŸ› Mainebiz

At Portland City Hall, mourners pay their respects to former Gov. Joseph Brennan πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Maine legislature passes $60 million to aid working waterfronts πŸ› National Fisherman

Governor Mills Directs Administration to Prepare to Distribute $60 Million in Storm Relief as Soon as Funding Becomes Available πŸ› State of Maine

Community

Teen center in Westbrook gets federal funding to expand πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Education

Opinion: Government mandates to blame for continuing decline of Maine education πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Environment

State lawmakers clear potential roadblock in developing a wind terminal on Sears Island πŸ› Maine Public

Maine House reverses decision, supports updated offshore wind project on Sears Island πŸ› WGME

FERC staff are recommending relicensing 4 Kennebec River dams πŸ› Maine Public

After removing osprey nest, CMP installs perch off Route 1 in Bath πŸ› Sun Journal

New Maine law gives public more rights to know about hazardous materials on freight trains πŸ› WGME

Food and Drink

A New Bakery on Spring Street πŸ› Portland Food Map

Best New Bar: Papi πŸ› Portland Food Map

Guns

Maine lawmakers pass gun bills in wake of October mass shooting πŸ› Reuters

Gun legislation approved in Maine after Lewiston mass shooting πŸ› Associated Press

Here’s the final list of gun reforms passed in the aftermath of Maine’s deadliest mass shooting πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine lawmakers run out of time to consider β€˜red flag’ proposal in wake of Lewiston shooting πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: Red flag law can keep Mainers safe πŸ› Portland Press Herald

After Lewiston shooting, Maine lawmakers approve expanded background checks, waiting period πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Two shootings, two different responses β€” Maine restricts guns while Iowa arms teachers πŸ› Associated Press

Health Care

Maine Legislature preserves expansion of Medicare Savings Programs πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Nurse staff ratio proposal fails to pass in Maine, but supporters say they aren't giving up πŸ› Maine Public

Maine leads in late-stage HIV diagnoses, efforts underway to increase testing πŸ› WGME

History

Throwback Thursday Photo: Interstate 295 1982 & 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Housing

Construction begins on $27M affordable housing project in Portland’s Libbytown πŸ› Mainebiz

Maine home sales increased again in March and prices neared historic highs πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine home sales, prices are on the rise - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Maine home sales and prices increase in March πŸ› Boothbay Register

New state law requires property owners to disclose flood risk to potential buyers πŸ› Maine Public

How a $9 billion federal investment couldhelp Maine’s aging affordable housing πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Young waterfront workers struggle amid rising home prices in Harpswell πŸ› Sun Journal

β€œMaine (ME) Average Rent Prices 2024” πŸ› Reddit

Labor

WEX to cut around 70 jobs globally in new 'business assessment' πŸ› Mainebiz

LGBTQIA+

LGBTQ+ families find protection and affirmation in Maine's new confirmatory adoption law πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Nazis

Maine man sentenced for threatening to kill Jewish people πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Buxton man sentenced for social media threats made against Jewish community πŸ› WGME

Outdoors

9 oceanside trails to try in Maine this spring πŸ› Bangor Daily News

The ospreys are back in Lamoine. Watch the livestream. πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Politics

Legislature rejects paths to a comprehensive data privacy law in Maine πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Lawmakers pass supplemental budget that includes $60 million in storm relief πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: What more do you want from Sen. Collins? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

As goes Nebraska on electoral votes, so goes Maine? πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine passes supplemental budget, wrapping up legislative session πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Sports

Penrod, Sea Dogs Shutout Fisher Cats 3-0 πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Sea Dogs win second in a row at home πŸ› WMTW

Portland Sea Dogs blank New Hampshire Fisher Cats for second season shutout πŸ› WGME

Portland Sea Dogs mark 30 years since their first home game πŸ› WMTW

Portland Sea Dogs celebrate 30-year tenure as Maine's longest pro sports team πŸ› WGME

Portland Sea Dogs celebrate 30 years, tax credit for renovation πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Zach Penrod making the most of chance with Sea Dogs πŸ› Portland Press Herald

State

Members of Congress demand Postal Service halt consolidations, warning of worsening mail delivery πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine’s congressional delegation blasts Postal Service consolidation plan πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Things to Do

Earth Day celebrations and 6 other things to do this weekend πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Re-Site 2024 | James Allister Sprang – Listening Session #1: Aquifer of the Ducts πŸ› SPACE

Re-Site 2024 | James Allister Sprang – Listening Session #1: Aquifer of the Weave πŸ› SPACE

Re-Site 2024 | James Allister Sprang – Listening Sessions: Rest Within the Wake πŸ› SPACE

Tate House Museum Annual Mtg πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

PORTLAND 10-MILLER πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

Crankie Storytelling with Katherine Fahey πŸ› Mayo Street Arts

CMTM's Flying Colors Auction Returns: Art, Community, and Impact Await πŸ› Portland Old Port

Big Shirt Improv Comedy Show at Portland Media Center on Friday at 7pm! 5 buckaroos. The big shirt will not be there because one of our members had a baby and we haven't had time to sew the baby shirt on to the rest of the big shirt yet sorry! πŸ› Reddit

Maine shows, concerts April 2024 πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Transportation

Portland’s Amtrak station may move from Thompson’s Point πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Opinion: What if Portland became a bike town? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Scrap plan for Gorham Connector πŸ› Portland Press Herald

New DOT partnership will streamline airline consumer complaints in Maine, other states πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Unhoused

Tents at Fore River Sanctuary πŸ› Reddit

Vacationland

Maine will keep 207 as its only area code for another year πŸ› WGME

Check out this Maine museum devoted to umbrella covers - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine


Morning Links - Thursday, April 18, 2024

Asylum Seekers

Some Maine business leaders, employers say immigration is key to meeting workforce challenges πŸ› Maine Public

Letter: Allow asylum seekers to work πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Business

In Portland, a startup finds pent-up demand for pottery classes πŸ› Mainebiz

State says it’s the rightful owner of sunken ship near Bar Harbor πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Buy Local

We're getting ready for Record Store Day 2024 this weekend πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

City

Maine lawmakers grant Portland Sea Dogs $2 million in tax breaks for ballpark renovations πŸ› Maine Public

Maine House backs tax credits for Portland Sea Dogs' stadium πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Portland Sea Dogs' 2 million tax credit bill gains momentum despite opposition πŸ› WGME

Planning Board Workshop on Roux Institute Set for April 23rd πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Climate Emergency

Maine joins regional efforts to secure $1 billion for clean energy projects πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Legislature passes bill seeking to avoid labor disruptions on clean energy projects πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Town repairing storms’ roadway damages at Higgins Beach πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Mills threatens to veto storm bill with added spending πŸ› Maine Morning Star

New Endangered Species Act rules consider climate impact on ME wildlife πŸ› Maine Beacon

Education

Opinion: To improve Maine students’ health and academics, start in the cafeteria πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Conservative advocacy group report says mandates are partly to blame for Maine's test score ranking πŸ› Maine Public

Environment

After initial split, lawmakers back bill to keep Sears Island in running for offshore wind port πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine House backs environmental exemption to allow wind terminal on Sears Island πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine lawmakers reverse course on sand dune plan for wind port πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: Disgusted by Sears Island wind port decision πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Scarborough controlled burn benefits land, firefighters πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Food and Drink

Outdoor Dining: Decks, Patios & More in Portland, Maine πŸ› Portland Old Port

See If You Can Find Lincoln's In Portland For A Fun Date Night πŸ› Only in Your State

Best vegan food in Portland? πŸ› Reddit

Popular Portland Icon Named Best Dive Bar in the State πŸ› WCYY

Guns

Legislature passes spending bill, gun control measures after marathon session πŸ› Maine Public

As legislative session reached final hours, lawmakers did not vote on red flag law πŸ› Portland Press Herald

We must have an honest and open discourse about guns πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Health Care

MaineHealth MyChart hardware failure causes system to go down πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine Family Planning unveils mobile medical unit as it urges boost in state funding πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Housing

Where Maine's homebuyers came from in 2023 β€” and why they moved here πŸ› Mainebiz

Justice

Maine Legislature votes to expand ability to seal criminal records πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Labor

Report: Portland is the best city in the US for working from home πŸ› WMTW

A fair contract for graduate student workers will make UMaine stronger πŸ› Bangor Daily News

LGBTQIA+

LGBTQ families find protection and affirmation in Maine's new confirmatory adoption law πŸ› Maine Public

Nazis

Free speech for Nazis? What about the right to be free from harassment? πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Outdoors

Mainers will vote this fall on a $30 million trails bond πŸ› Maine Public

$30M trail bond gets bipartisan approval from Maine Legislature πŸ› Mainebiz

House approves $30M bond for Maine trails πŸ› WGME

Police

Brunswick Town Council approves spending $380,000 for new armored vehicle πŸ› WGME

Portland man accused of having two-thirds of a pound of fentanyl πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Portland man arrested for large stash of illegal drugs seized in Westbrook πŸ› WGME

Politics

Potato reclassification πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine House sends stricter data privacy bill back to Senate πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Senate defeats data privacy bill πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine House approves stronger data privacy protections πŸ› Bangor Daily News

House, Senate debate over supplemental budget proposal stretches into early hours πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Republicans scrutinize voting rolls and prepare for mass challenges ahead of election πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Legislature approves budget with 11th-hour storm relief addition πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine House passes addition to 2-year budget πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Gov. Mills urges lawmakers to pass supplemental budget, reject amended storm bill πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Michael Lemelin failed his constituents πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine lawmakers slog through bills on final day of session πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine lawmakers scramble to tackle key issues on last day of legislative session πŸ› WGME

Legislative session ends soon: lawmakers race against deadline πŸ› WMTW

Maine's debate over flags the latest chapter in a long story πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Sports

Lugo leads Sea Dogs to 5-2 win πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Lugo’s three-run triple propels Sea Dogs to 5-2 win over New Hampshire πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sea Dogs earn first home win of season πŸ› WMTW

Former DraftKings executive to lead new Portland pro soccer team πŸ› Mainebiz

Things to Do

Portland Maine Cannabis: Events, Specials and Deals: Where to Celebrate 4/20 πŸ› Portland Old Port

WMPG's Jazz At The Movies present the film - Louis Armstrong's Black & Blue πŸ› WMPG

May 12th Portland Contra Dance πŸ› Reddit

Matt Braunger April 18th πŸ› Reddit

Six Organs of Admittance and Tashi Dorji πŸ› SPACE

BELLOWS A Supported Screaming Group! πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Forest Bathing πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

Transportation

GrowSmart Maine opposes Gorham Connector project citing environmental harm πŸ› Maine Public

Passenger Rail Authority to present ideas for a new Portland station πŸ› Maine Public

Portland’s Congress Street detour set for April 22-26 πŸ› PenBay Pilot

MDOT: Expect detour while Frank J. Wood Bridge gets inspection - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Vacationland

Area code 207 will continue to be Maine’s one and only πŸ› WMTW

Park Loop Road and Cadillac road open for the season πŸ› Mount Desert Islander


Morning Links - Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Business

What is Moving Into the Old Toys 'R' Us Plaza in South Portland πŸ› WCYY

Buy Local

Popular Portland, Maine, Bookstore Makes a Plea to the Public πŸ› WJBQ

City

Federal Grants, Draft Budget, and Has Anyone Met the Peaks Island Lions Club? – City Council Review 4/8/2024 πŸ› The Portland Townsman

Wayside at risk of losing federal funding πŸ› WMTW

Proposed tax credits for Portland Sea Dogs' stadium receives legislative support πŸ› Maine Public

Maine House reverses course, votes in support of tax credits for Sea Dogs stadium renovations πŸ› Portland Press Herald

DiMillo's, Peaks Island marinas to receive $3M for infrastructure upgrades πŸ› Mainebiz

Climate Emergency

Gov. Mills opposes lawmaker additions to her emergency storm relief bill πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Mills’ storm relief bill caught up in last-minute state budget battle πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Janet Mills and top Democrat spar over 11th hour budget additions πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Opinion: Storm repair must be carried out with Maine taxpayers in mind πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Sea level rise: not a matter of if, but when πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: L.L.Bean should sever ties to Citibank πŸ› Portland Press Herald

'Truly extraordinary': Oceans warming faster than experts predict πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine's Changing Climate: 'Electrify Everything' πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Community

With $750K in new funds, charitable seafood program will buy more fish, feed more Mainers πŸ› Mainebiz

Education

New report says educational mandates are partly to blame for Maine's standardized test rankings πŸ› Maine Public

Conservative group bashes Maine schools for 'far left ideology,' educators disagree πŸ› WGME

Environment

Lawmakers at a crossroads over potential development of Sears Island for offshore wind port πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine now has greater oversight of freight railroads, but public access to data is limited πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine AG sues chemical giant Monsanto for allegedly polluting state's waters with PCBs πŸ› Mainebiz

Draft Kennebec River EIS Fails to Meet the Moment πŸ› Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine Legislature enacts updated phase out plan for PFAS-contaminated products πŸ› Saco Bay News

Food and Drink

Allagash Kernza πŸ› Portland Food Map

Smoked Portland Now Open on Forest Avenue πŸ› WJBQ

Portland's Coffee By Design hosting forum πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

12 Maine Restaurants Compete For the Best Chowder in Portland πŸ› WJBQ

Gambling

Maine lawmakers revive, then kill tribal online gambling bill πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Guns

Maine House passes controversial gun control bills by a single vote πŸ› Maine Public

Maine House narrowly approves 72-hour waiting period, updated machine gun definition πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine House narrowly approves 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases, ban on bump stocks πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine lawmakers narrowly pass bump stock ban and waiting periods after Lewiston shooting πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Two more Maine gun control bills take another step forward Tuesday πŸ› WGME

Several gun bills are likely to pass the Maine legislature πŸ› WMTW

Lewiston mass shooting inspires several gun bills in Maine πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Health Care

Maine Legislature splits on bills designed to rein in burden of medical debt πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine Family Planning unveils mobile medical unit as it urges boost in state funding πŸ› Maine Public

Supporters push for Maine family planning bill πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Letter: Let Mainers decide on abortion rights πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Housing

Maine's first-ever home sharing program expected to start in June πŸ› WGME

Labor

Portland ranks as top US city for remote work, and among world's best πŸ› Mainebiz

Portland, Maine: Ranked the Best City in the USA for Remote Work by remote.com πŸ› Portland Old Port

Nazis

Buxton man who threatened to 'kill Jews' is scheduled for sentencing - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Outdoors

Down East fishways project gets nearly $8M from Congress πŸ› Bangor Daily News

We hiked into the eclipse’s path of totality πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine moose permit lottery applications for 2024 are open πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Photography

Flowing πŸ› Corey Templeton Photography

Photograph Acadia with J.K. Putnam | Down East Adventures πŸ› Down East

Police

Woman suspected of Colorado vehicle theft arrested in Westbrook πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Pair arrested in Westbrook for drug trafficking πŸ› WGME

Politics

Maine House backs data privacy bill πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Rep. Golden introduces legislation to halt Postal Service consolidation πŸ› Portland Press Herald

US House, Senate candidates in Maine haul in campaign cash πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Gov. Janet Mills to lawmakers: finish your work by Wednesday πŸ› Maine Public

Bills still being considered as ME legislative session wraps up πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Opinion: Janet Mills wields her veto pen against the most vulnerable. Again. πŸ› Maine Beacon

Lawmakers restore funds for Maine highways, affordable housing πŸ› WMTW

Yesterday’s Palestine demonstration πŸ› Reddit

Demonstration at Maine State House held in protest of war in Gaza - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Sports

Seattle Storm selects Mainer Mackenzie Holmes in the WNBA draft πŸ› Maine Public

Maine's Mackenzie Holmes drafted in the WNBA πŸ› WMTW

Fisher Cats score six in the first inning to beat Sea Dogs, 10-2 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Opening Day do-over for the Portland Sea Dogs πŸ› WMTW

Things to Do

The Weekend Guide: April 19th - 21st, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

The Live Music Guide: April 17th - 23rd, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

So Much I Want to Say: A Glimpse Into Palestinian Erasure πŸ› SPACE

Queer Futures πŸ› SPACE

The Barrel Room Sessions πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

Maine Things To Do | Road races, fishing derbies, bean suppers πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Transportation

Casco Bay Ferry considers nearly doubling rates during peak season πŸ› WGME

Maine one of 15 states to help enforce airline consumer laws πŸ› WMTW

Unhoused

Portland clears homeless encampment behind Lowe’s πŸ› Bangor Daily News

State and local officials must work together to keep homeless shelter open πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Morning Links - Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Arts

Bangor cryptozoology museum opening delayed πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Celestial Branches πŸ› SPACE

Businses

Saco sees windfall in Route 1 development, filling in overlooked stretch of highway πŸ› Mainebiz

Bakery outlets close in Maine and across New England πŸ› WGME

Buy Local

Maine to Have Great Participation for 17th Record Store Day πŸ› WCYY

City

Maine House votes against tax credits for Sea Dogs stadium renovations πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Bill to help fund Sea Dogs' Hadlock Field upgrade fails in Maine House πŸ› WGME

Climate Emergency

The Maine legislature will have final say over vehicle emissions standards πŸ› Maine Public

New mapping tool, grants may help Maine farms adapt to climate change πŸ› Mainebiz

Repairs underway at Maine lighthouse damaged in winter storm πŸ› WMTW

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse working to rebuild in time for summer πŸ› WMTW

Restoration efforts begin to fix historic Maine bell house πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park to reopen following winter damage πŸ› WGME

Acadia gets $950K to protect cultural sites πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

Shortage of electricians in Maine could slow state's heat pump goals - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Maine sets new heat pump goal. Are there enough electricians to meet it? - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Environment

Maine Senate approves legislation to allow Sears Island offshore wind terminal πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Senate votes to exempt wind port from sand dune rules πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine Senate approves updated offshore wind bill, sends it back to the house. πŸ› WGME

Letter: Mack Point better for offshore wind project πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Scuttling Sears Island project is folly πŸ› Portland Press Herald

As Maine works to address PFAS contamination, United Nations considers the issue in North Carolina πŸ› Maine Public

CMP moves nest of protected birds away from power lines in Bath πŸ› WGME

Food and Drink

Smoked Now Open πŸ› Portland Food Map

Old Port Coffee Shop Sold to Local Ice Cream Spot πŸ› Portland Old Port

Guns

Gun safety bill from Gov. Mills gets green light from full Maine Legislature πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Letter: Pass new gun safety law for everyone’s sake πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Legislature approves changes to yellow flag law, expanded background checks πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine lawmakers vote to expand background checks for gun sales πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine lawmakers have long list of gun bills to vote on this week πŸ› WGME

Health Care

Maine House and Senate back controversial abortion and gender-affirming care bill πŸ› WGME

MaineCare 'Estate Recovery': Will Maine take the house from my spouse? πŸ› WGME

History

From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's Photographic Chronicle of 1887 Portland - Maine Memory Network πŸ› Maine Memory Network

Housing

Home sale prices are down in these Maine cities πŸ› Bangor Daily News

New home sharing platform coming to Maine in June πŸ› WGME

Justice

Amid 6th Amendment concerns, Maine lawmakers seek to ensure right to speedy trial πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Opinion: Mills’ veto of β€˜3 strikes’ bill keeps Maine on the wrong track πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine set to join interstate compact for social worker licenses πŸ› WMTW

Labor

L.L. Bean is laying off employees and reducing call center hours due to online shopping πŸ› Maine Public

LL Bean to lay off customer service staff and reduce call center hours πŸ› Bangor Daily News

L.L. Bean to lay off customer service staff and reduce call center hours πŸ› WGME

Those who tend and harvest our food deserve a fair minimum wage πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Outdoors

Maine high court’s right to food decision protects legal hunting πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Photography

Furcationland 2024! 1300 attendees and suiters swarming Monument square πŸ› Reddit

Politics

Veggie or grain? Maine’s congressional delegation acts to defend, promote potatoes πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Democrats on legislative budget committee walk back controversial proposals πŸ› Maine Public

Reversing cuts to highways, pensioners and dairy farmers, new budget proposal heads to floor πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Committee advances new supplemental budget to full Legislature –without controversial changes πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Dems agree to reverse road funding and pension changes πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Gov. Janet Mills allows National Popular Vote bill to become law πŸ› Maine Public

Gov. Mills allows Maine to join National Popular Vote Compact without her signature πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Gov. Mills allows proposal to join national popular vote to become law without her signature πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Janet Mills lets Maine join national effort to ditch Electoral College πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine joins compact to elect the president by popular vote but it won't come into play this November πŸ› ABC News

Governor Mills Allows National Popular Vote Legislation to Become Law Without Her Signature πŸ› State of Maine

Bill would support Maine veteran sexual assault survivors πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Rep. Lemelin’s comments reflect authoritarianism, not Christianity πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest Key Bank in Portland πŸ› WGME

Sports

Former Gorham star chosen by Seattle in third round of WNBA draft πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Mackenzie Holmes, Indiana University standout from Maine, drafted πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Caitlin Clark taken No. 1 in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, as expected πŸ› WMTW

Maine Celtics lose in G League Finals πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland Sea Dogs to honor baseball legend Jackie Robinson - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

State

Attempts to reform state's General Assistance program continue at the State House πŸ› WGME

Things to Do

Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Thompson's Point | Fri, August 2, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Maine Mariners vs. Adirondack Thunder - Game 4 πŸ› Cross Insurance Arena (Cumberland County Civic Center)

Maine Mariners vs. Adirondack Thunder - Game 5 πŸ› Cross Insurance Arena (Cumberland County Civic Center)

Maine Seaweed Week 2024 πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

EN-ROADS ClimatePolicy SimulatorWorkshop πŸ› SPACE

Transportation

Section of Congress Street will be closed next week πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tribal Sovereignty

New office can offer another avenue to revitalize tribal-state affairs πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Unhoused

Portland clears out longstanding homeless camp behind Lowe’s πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Utilities

Biddeford landlord claims CMP double-billed her and tenants for nearly 20 years πŸ› Portland Press Herald