Morning Links - Saturday, March 30, 2024


Eat your veggie: Collins leads charge against reclassifying potatoes as a grain πŸ› Mainebiz


Portland’s legendary Time & Temp sign has gone dark – for now πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Time and Temp sign πŸ› Reddit

City News Round Up: Friday, March 29, 2024 πŸ› City of Portland

Climate Emergency

Making home energy upgrades part of disaster recovery πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Offshore wind is a vital investment in Maine's future πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Floating offshore wind consortium to meet πŸ› Ellsworth American

The case to pause natural gas expansion in Maine πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Book fair applies β€˜banned-aid’ to national censorship scrape πŸ› University of Southern Maine

Letter: It’s a question of priorities with Portland schools πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Please Support Maine Educators! πŸ› Reddit


10 Things We've Learned About PFAS in Casco Bay πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Committee approves mining law changes for Maine πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Food and Drink

Friday Food Insider: An international smorgasbord in Biddeford, and more eatery news πŸ› Mainebiz

Maine Food & Dining News: Springvale, Brunswick, Windham, Limerick, New Gloucester, Machias, Biddeford, Westbrook, Damariscotta πŸ› Portland Food Map

Maine Immigrant Greens Collaborative - πŸ› Amjambo Africa


Maine Democrats make last-minute push for 'red flag' gun law πŸ› Maine Public

Opinion: Balance state spending on mental health and the regulation of guns πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Maine needs a true Extreme Risk Protection Order law πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine residents react to proposed red flag law πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Health Care

Opinion: Nurse-to-patient ratios are a necessity πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Push for safe staffing levels in Maine hospitals gets bipartisan support πŸ› Maine Beacon

​​'A Crucial Public Health Tool' | Mi'kmaq Nation Installs Lifesaving Vending Machine πŸ› Native News Online



More old maine money πŸ› Reddit


Portland’s Franklin Towers was added to the National Register of Historic Places. But not for the reasons you think. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Janet Mills proposes $5M to help mobilehome residents buy their parks πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Maine State Prison residents launch hunger strike over conditions they call solitary confinement πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine bill to offer alternatives to Long Creek advances πŸ› WGME

Special Olympics Maine founder accused in lawsuit of grooming, sexually abusing boy πŸ› Associated Press


Farmworkers in Maine one step closer to gaining state minimum wage guarantee, other labor rights πŸ› Maine Morning Star


$30 million trails bond advances with unanimous committee support πŸ› Maine Public

Committee endorses $30 million bond to support Maine trails πŸ› Portland Press Herald


In Photos: Peaks Islanders fly kites for Good Friday πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Ready for spring… πŸ› Reddit


Sheriff says he was not informed Portland PD would be executing warrant in jurisdiction πŸ› WMTW


Gov. Mills wants to spend additional revenue on housing, child and elder care πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Gov. Mills proposes more spending on housing, child care, nursing homes πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sen. Collins: 'I cannot support former President Trump' πŸ› WGME

Donald Trump quietly continues court fight against Maine's secretary of state πŸ› WGME

Public Safety

One Maine library believes eclipse glasses it distributed are potentially faulty πŸ› Maine Public

Protecting your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Car crashes into fire hydrant, causes β€˜significant’ traffic delays in Westbrook πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Westbrook: Fire hydrant hit by car, flooding Warren Avenue Friday πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Vehicle crashes into Westbrook hydrant, causing β€˜significant’ delays πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Car submerged after hitting fire hydrant on Warren Ave. πŸ› WMTW

Car hits fire hydrant on Warren Ave. in Westbrook, causing 'significant' traffic delays πŸ› WGME

Letter: Pass state flavored tobacco ban πŸ› Bangor Daily News


In a first for pro sports, Portland Sea Dogs team with mobile app for visually impaired baseball fans πŸ› Mainebiz

Things to Do

Make Earth Day Matter with Maine Audubon πŸ› Maine Audubon

Candlelit Yoga: Move Wild x Three of Strong πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Art market April 6th πŸ› Reddit


Maine legislature votes down study of Portland-Bangor passenger service πŸ› Trains

Letter: Bypass would bring relief to North Scarborough πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland Light Rail * ... (a dream via cheesy graphics.) πŸ› Reddit


CMP ratepayers could see bills jump 12% to cover rising solar power subsidies πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Over 22,000 CMP customers without electricity Friday night πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Thousands without power as strong winds hammer Maine πŸ› WGME

Letter: CMP needs better outage reporting πŸ› Portland Press Herald

The total eclipse will affect solar power generation. The New England grid says it's prepared πŸ› Maine Public

Officials say solar power customers will not lose power during eclipse πŸ› WGME


Plaintiffs in cruise ship suit file notice of appeal πŸ› Mount Desert Islander