Morning Links - Tuesday June 25, 2024

Arts

Hyperallergic: Alex Katz’s Love Affair With Maine πŸ› Portland Museum of Art

Who are your favorite local musicians? πŸ› Reddit

Lighthouse Jubilees - Oldies - June 2024 - YouTube - Portland Media Center

Business

Maine based start-up getting federal grant support to scale up fish friendly packaging πŸ› Maine Public

New welcome center offers services and support for those who work at sea πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Made in Maine: Clothing company on a mission moving to new spot πŸ› WMTW

City

The price of Portland’s purple trash bags is going up –again. Residents aren’t happy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

You will soon pay more to park in parts of Portland πŸ› WMTW

Application for Proposed Development at 331 Cumberland Avenue Received by City πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Civil Rights

The US had huge gender disparities that hurt all of us πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Climate Emergency

Looming flood threat: Maine coastal infrastructure at risk as soon as 2030 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate change πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Community

Portland Wheelers join Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Joy Ride Fundraiser πŸ› Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Education

More Maine school budgets got rejected or barely passed. Some fear it’s just the start πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Environment

Denmark, Maine considers tightening rules on water extraction πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Whale carcass found floating in Harpswell cove πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Dead whale found floating off Harpswell coast πŸ› WGME

Dead whale spotted floating offshore near Harpswell πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Group works to prevent fatal bird strikes into windows πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Food and Drink

Low Stakes to Open Thursday πŸ› Portland Food Map

Our highest-rated Maine restaurants from the past year πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Guns

Supreme Court right to uphold domestic violence gun restriction πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Gun safety advocates hopeful after Supreme Court upholds law protecting domestic violence victims πŸ› Maine Public

Health Care

Two years after Roe, reproductive protections still priority for Mainers πŸ› Maine Public

While attacks on our rights try to drag us backward, we must dream of the way forward πŸ› Maine Morning Star

On Dobbs anniversary, Gov. Mills warns abortion rights are on November ballot πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Abortion rights rally held in Portland two years after end of Roe v Wade πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Mills joins activists in Portland abortion rights rally πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Protesters in Portland mark 2 years since end of Roe v. Wade πŸ› WGME

Maine abortion rights activists rally in Portland πŸ› Spectrum News

Activists join Gov. Mills for reproductive rights rally πŸ› WMTW

Pro-abortion rights advocates say the fight for reproductive freedom is far from over, even in Maine πŸ› WMTW

Opinion: DHHS must not bungle home health, direct-care rules πŸ› Portland Press Herald

History

Remember the Deering Oaks Family Festival in Portland, Maine? πŸ› WJBQ

Housing

Limited supply of new homes in Maine helps drive prices up πŸ› Maine Public

Maine Set a New Record for How Much It Costs to Buy a Home πŸ› WJBQ

Justice

South Portland teen accused of planning school shooting on trial in juvenile court πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Trial underway for South Portland teen accused of plotting school shooting πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Eviction trial of former Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling kicks off after 3-year delay πŸ› Portland Press Herald

LGBTQIA+

What comes next after a midcoast district reversed trans student protections πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Photography

East end! πŸ› Reddit

Mobile home coming down Congress st πŸ› Reddit

Last nights storm in Brunswick πŸ› Reddit

Sunset on Mount Desert Island πŸ› Reddit

Lilly pad season in Harpswell. πŸ› Reddit

Raccoon looks for a midnight snack in Maine #wildlife - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Politics

Angus King's opponents wanthim to commit to at least 5 debates πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Public Safety

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Portland hit-and-run πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Serious Hit and Run Crash on Brighton Avenue Under Police Investigation πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Portland crash Monday πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Motorcyclist left with life-threatening injuries after crash in Portland πŸ› WMTW

Motorcyclist critically injured in Portland crash, driver flees scene πŸ› WGME

Sears Island / Mack Point Wind Port

Letter: Don’t pinch pennies to lose the treasure of Sears Island πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Things to Do

Central Maine prepares for the Great Race, a rally-style competition featuring antique and vintage cars πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine State Aquarium to reopen after 4 years πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine State Aquarium set to reopen with new exhibits and touch tanks πŸ› WGME

Maine State Aquarium reopening after 4 years πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Where you can see Fourth of July fireworks in Mainethis year πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Best 4th of July Fireworks In Maine: Where To Watch Fireworks 2024 πŸ› Only in Your State

Portland, Maine, Holding July 4th Fireworks Celebration This Year πŸ› WCYY

Introvert Book Club, 82 Hanover Street Suite 6 , Portland, ME, United States, Maine 04101, 25 June 2024 πŸ› Stay Happening

Runnin Kind Duo - LIVE, 241 Commercial St, Portland, ME, United States, Maine 04101, 24 June 2024 πŸ› Stay Happening

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ KAKAOKE (every Thursday!) πŸ› Flask

The Book of Mormon πŸ› Cross Insurance Arena (Cumberland County Civic Center)

String Quartet with David Krakauer πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Strawberry Festival this Saturday! πŸ› Wiscasset Newspaper

Windjammer Days kick off with model yacht regatta near Spruce Point Inn - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Transportation

Testing EV fast chargers in southern Maine for reliability πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Unhoused

Bangor outlaws loitering in busy medians over pushback from ACLU πŸ› WGME

Vacationland

β€˜New’ footbridge a piece of town history πŸ› Boothbay Register

Bar Harbor will survive ordinance πŸ› Mount Desert Islander


Morning Links - Monday June 24, 2024

City

The cost of Portland city trash bags is going up soon πŸ› WMTW

Cost of trash services and parking fees are going up in Portland, Maine - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Community

41st annual La Kermesse Festival wraps up with free entry day πŸ› WMTW

Food and Drink

Oun Lido’s Shrimp Fresh Roll is a cool bite for a hot day πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Smoke house or Jamaican restaurant recommendations? πŸ› Reddit

Gambling

Tension between Maine casino inspectors and their boss reaches boiling point πŸ› Bangor Daily News

History

Throwback photo: Portland kids celebrate the last day of school in 1954 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Justice

Trial begins for Maine teen accused of planning shooting at South Portland High School πŸ› WGME

LGBTQIA+

Thousands gather in Bangor to celebrate Pride πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Photography

Humpback whales circulate through Penobscot Bay; one last seen in Nova Scotia, 2021 πŸ› PenBay Pilot

Portland Trails Today πŸ› Reddit

Luna Moth - very rare #nature #luna #lunamoth #insane πŸ› Reddit

Sweat bees? πŸ› Reddit

Politics

Letter: Sen. Angus King worthy of our vote πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sports

Sports Digest: Sea Dogs end first half with 2-1 loss to Richmond πŸ› Portland Press Herald

What’s it like to be a bat kid for the Portland Sea Dogs? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Things to Do

PortFringe, Puppy Pals Live, Freeport Oyster Fest and more πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Oh, snap! It’s a ’90s party at Definitive Brewing πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tour home gardens around Brunswick on July 20 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Outdoor concert series are happening all over southern Maine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

School’s out and fun is in, with these kid-friendly Maine activities πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tickets on sale for Carly Pearce in July, Bad Religion in September πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Monday Night Bingo | Portland Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6859 | June 24, 2024 πŸ› HappeningNext

Musicians Katherine Liccardo and Ben Noyes Perform at Sidle House Gallery πŸ› Maine Art Scene

Transportation

Squirrel causes power outage at Portland Jetport πŸ› WMTW

Airplanes over Western Prom πŸ› Reddit

Unhoused

Total Maine: He survived homelessness. Now he is sharing his story - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Utilities

Letter: Electricity pricing raises eyebrows πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Vacationland

Portland, Maine offers a β€˜big-city feel in a small-city package’ πŸ› CNN


Morning Links - Sunday June 23, 2024

Arts

Monty Python skit inspires latest book by Maine children’s author Julie Falatko πŸ› Portland Press Herald

City

On Peaks Island’s back shore, residents and tourists are divided over rock sculptures πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Heat wave gives Maine a sneak peek at summers of the future πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Rare severe thunderstorm threat issued for parts of Maine, New Hampshire πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Opinion: Heat domes and harmful algae: A toxic connection πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Wind power key to fighting climate change πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Community

Portland Greek Festival celebrates 40 years of faith, friendship and, of course, food πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Rain, heat double whammy doesn’t stop Greek Festival in Portland πŸ› WMTW

Environment

Our View: Maine’s PFAS crisis demands change of approach πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food and Drink

Dine Out Maine: OystHers in Bath has 4-star food and drink πŸ› Portland Press Herald

β€˜Adventure dining’ comes to Maine –and brings its creators here, too πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Housing

Opinion: I was priced out of Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

As seasonal home sales grow in Maine, businesses pop up to watch them πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Justice

A judge committed these Maine patients to a hospital. Some say they’re being sent to prison. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine doctor convicted on multiple counts of illegally distributing opioids πŸ› Associated Press

Labor

Opinion: ALICE workers power our economy. Why do they live paycheck to paycheck? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

LGBTQIA+

The Maine Millennial: Nobody has to hide at Pride πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Thousands gather to celebrate pride with Bangor parade - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Photography

Watch this moose in velvet in a Maine pond πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Brewer Lake -6/23 πŸ› Reddit

Calm day πŸ› Reddit

Politics

Demi Kouzounas lays out plan to unseat Sen. King πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Public Safety

Six new Portland firefighters ready for action after graduation and training πŸ› WGME

Three Alarm Fire at 23 Pembroke Street Not Suspicious; No Injuries πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Sports

Portland Sea Dogs rally for win - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Things to Do

THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS POUNCE ON PORTLAND! πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Season Announcement πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Vacationland

10 Best Beach Towns in Maine πŸ› Travel and Leisure


Morning Links - Saturday June 22, 2024

Arts

Nor’westers & Black Storms | ΰ¦•ΰ¦Ύΰ¦²ΰ¦¬ΰ§ˆΰ¦Άΰ¦Ύΰ¦–ΰ§€ ও ΰ€•ΰ€Ύΰ€²ΰ₯€ ΰ€†ΰ€ΰ€§ΰ₯€ πŸ› SPACE

Asylum Seekers

IWC condemns Biden policy shift on immigration - πŸ› Amjambo Africa

Bears, Sharks, and Zombies

Dozens of snakes rescued following Portland 3-alarm fire πŸ› WMTW

City

City News Round Up: Friday, June 21, 2024 πŸ› City of Portland

Letter: Will it be fame or shame connected to new PMA building? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Maine heat-related emergency room visits spiked during heat wave πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine AG asks court to dismiss suit alleging lack of action to address climate change πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine AG asks judge to dismiss EV lawsuit that claims state is failing to reach climate goals πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Powerful storms bring down trees, knock out power in Maine πŸ› WMTW

Heat records fall in multiple Maine communities πŸ› WMTW

Climate change impacts send Maine home insurance soaring πŸ› Maine Public

Elections

Democratic primary for Midcoast seat in the Maine Senate decided by 25 votes after recount πŸ› Maine Public

Environment

Denmark considers tightening regulations on water extraction πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Sanford manufacturer fined for repeated environmental violations πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Maine Forest Rangers use drones to help find fires started by lightning strikes πŸ› WGME

20 years worth of spent nuclear fuel at former Maine Yankee nuclear plant. πŸ› Reddit

Letter: Clear the blockage on Presumpscot River πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food and Drink

Blue Lobster Tasting Room Opens Today πŸ› Portland Food Map

Stonewall Reopens in Portland πŸ› Portland Food Map

Maine Food & Dining News: Lewiston, Wiscasset, Brunswick, Rockport πŸ› Portland Food Map

USDA official joins Rep. Chellie Pingree at Fork Food Lab tour πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Federal funding boosts South Portland's Fork Food Lab, helping local food businesses πŸ› WGME

Housing

Maine home sales, value increases holding steady for 4th month in a row πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Ribbon Cut at New Affordable Housing Community for Older Residents πŸ› WGME

Labor

Portland verifying petition signatures to change hazard pay rule πŸ› WGME

Justice

Deadly violence in Auburn another call to action in legal services πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Outdoors

Here are some animal signs to look out for while hiking in Maine πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Photography

Your images inspire us to Frame the Bay! πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Moose in Lamoine today πŸ› Reddit

A short visit to the Maine coast in Harpswell. πŸ› Reddit

Police

Attorney general says man fired 15 shots at Portland officers before his death in I-295 shootout πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Fatal 2023 Portland police shooting ruled justified πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Deadly Portland police shooting ruled justified by AG πŸ› WMTW

Portland News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News πŸ› WGME

Portland officer acted in self-defense in fatal shooting: AG says πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Politics

You, Maine voters, will choose Maine’s official flag πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: Collins’ criticism of Trump prosecution was spot on πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Public Safety

Crews respond to second fire at Portland apartment building in as many days πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland building catches fire twice within 24 hours πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Crews battle 3-alarm in Portland πŸ› WGME

Old Orchard Beach Lifeguards rescue 11 people Sunday πŸ› Saco Bay News

Sports

Sea Dogs swept on Friday πŸ› WMTW

Portland pro soccer club nears first phase of Fitzpatrick Stadium renovations πŸ› Portland Press Herald

State

Maine travelers should apply for their Real ID soon πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Things to Do

Portland Museum of Art Free Concert πŸ› Maine Public

The Hadacol Bouncers | 64 Auburn Street, Portland, ME, United States, Maine 04103 | June 21, 2024 πŸ› HappeningNext

Shit in the Dirt Film Festival πŸ› Shit in the Dirt Film Festival

Greek Festival begins in Portland πŸ› WGME

Tonight…and some other nights, too πŸ› Reddit

Renowned Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Coming to Maine πŸ› WJBQ

Transportation

Breeze Airways expands service from Portland Jetport πŸ› WMTW

Traffic improvements along Old Orchard Beach halfway intersection and spur corridor under review πŸ› Saco Bay News

Tribal Sovereignty

The time-honored valor and sacrifice of Wabanaki veterans πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Utilities

Opinion: Misguided rate increases ignore Maine ratepayers, clean energy developers πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Morning Links - Friday June 21, 2024

Business

Once promising Maine carbon capture company shutters πŸ› Maine Public

Buy Local

UK Surf Brand Finisterre Opens Retail Shop at Maine Surfers Union πŸ› Field Mag

City

Portland council considers asking tax-exempt entities to help boost city’s general fund πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Greater Portland Landmarks files complaint against City of Portland over vote on 142 Free Street πŸ› Maine Public

Greater Portland Landmarks sues city to prevent demolition of Free Street building πŸ› Portland Press Herald

City Announces Revaluation Process for Property Owners Starts in July 2024 πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Portland City Council Passes Bird-Friendly Buildings Ordinance πŸ› Maine Audubon

Climate Emergency

Maine home insurance rates are rising. Blame climate change. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Severe thunderstorms knock out power, but take edge off heat πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Thousands without power as thunder, hail slam central Maine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine DOT to host public meeting on Seawall Road πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

It's hotter in parts of Maine than in Miami right now πŸ› WGME

York's Wild Kingdom keeps animals cool during heat wave πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Baking cookies on the dashboard of your car during scorching heat wave in Maine πŸ₯΅πŸ”₯ #maine #heat - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Mainers look for ways to cool off on third day of inland heatwave - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Community

Maine special needs bike camp needs sponsors to keep rolling on πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Education

Portland Board of Public Education Business Meeting June 18, 2024 - YouTube - Portland Public Schools, Maine

Environment

Opinion: If you can’t drink the water at school, what hope is there? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food and Drink

Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Celebrate Portland’s Wurst Week Ever πŸ› Portland Old Port

Housing

Falmouth business buys home to house employees πŸ› WGME

Elections

After recount, Tepler wins Democratic primary for Senate District 24 πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Vote recount confirms Denise Tepler as winner of Maine Senate race decided by less than 1% margin πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Recount confirms winner of Democratic Maine Senate primary πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Health Care

Overworked and underpaid: Lack of investment in direct care workers leave Mainers without services πŸ› Maine Beacon

History

Throwback Thursday Photo: Portland Head Light 1955 & Now πŸ› Portland Old Port

Justice

Opinion: A maxed-out criminal legal system is failing Mainers πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Moody Beach case heads to Maine Supreme Court πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Labor

Portland workers making minimum wage could lose some hazard pay πŸ› WMTW

WEX laying off hundreds, including dozens of people in Maine πŸ› WMTW

WEX laying off around 45 people in Maine, almost 400 globally πŸ› WGME

Outdoors

Get creative with campfire meals this summer πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine Legislature did a lot to protect Maine wildlife πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Windham opens Dundee Park but swimming not allowed πŸ› The Windham Eagle

What does it mean to live in one of Maine's nuisance bear hotspots πŸ› Bangor Daily News

This easy hike leads to some of Acadia's most famous landmarks πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Photography

Solstice Sunrise πŸ› Reddit

Acadia National Park πŸ› Reddit

Sunset last evening Tacoma Lakes. πŸ› Reddit

Can’t tell if this is fears, pears, or rears…or if it’s pro or anti. πŸ› Reddit

Police

Law enforcement conducts active-shooter drill at Westbrook school πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Westbrook police, fire host active school shooter training πŸ› WMTW

Politics

Maine House candidate questions Sandy Hook shooting, dabbles in QAnon conspiracy πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Poland announces candidacy for District 106 State Representative πŸ› The Windham Eagle

Angus King challenged to series of debates ahead of November election πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Letter: Glad Angus King is running for re-election πŸ› Bangor Daily News

A Maine Superior Court justice defended her sentencing record at a judicial hearing on Thursday πŸ› Maine Public

Public Safety

'I should count my blessings': Trees crash through roof of Windham home during storm - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Sports

Portland Sea Dogs remember Lewiston victims by celebrating Maine's Deaf community πŸ› Maine Public

State

Here’s what Mainers need to know about the Real ID requirement for air travel πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine travelers should apply for their Real ID soon πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Things to Do

Cirque du Soleil, Greek Festival, Pete Davidson and more happening this weekend πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland's Eastern Promenade Fourth of July Details Outlined πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Lewiston-Auburn Balloon Festival organizers β€˜confident’ after securing top sponsor πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Whoopie Pie Festival returns on Saturday in Dover-Foxcroft πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Expect Maine’s fairs to be more agricultural this year πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Cirque Du Soleil's 'Corteo' tour stops in Portland πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine music scene: Check out these June concerts πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Pittston Fair celebrates 72 years with rides, fireworks, and farm events πŸ› WGME

Fair season continues with 'Maine's Friendliest Fair' πŸ› WMTW

Hey everyone, we’re The Unteachables Comedy Tour and we’ll be stopping at Blue Portland Maine this Sunday! One of us was teacher of the year and one of us was fired for posting Tik Toks. Come find out who is who this Sunday! πŸ› Reddit

Jurassic Quest Brings Dinosaurs to Life in Bangor & Portland, ME πŸ› WJBQ

Annual Greek Festival gets underway in Portland πŸ› WMTW

THE BIRDCAGE (6/21) Cinema Stare, Plaster Cat & More πŸ› Mayo Street Arts

Good as New Market πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

Discovering the beauty at The Gardens of Pineland Farms - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Transportation

Portland Leviathan πŸ› The Bollard

Utilities

Here's whats driving your electric bill up on July 1st πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Vacationland

Where to Stay While Visiting Acadia National Park πŸ› Down East