Morning Links - Tuesday April 2, 2024


Watch Singer Bella Ann of Winslow, Maine, perform πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine


Maine's economic output grew faster than the rest of New England at the end of last year πŸ› Maine Public

Buy Local

New Openings: Botanically Curious Set to Bloom in Portland's Downtown πŸ› Portland Old Port


Here's What Happened to Portland's Time and Temp Sign πŸ› WJBQ

Request For Proposal issued for new Portland Harbormaster vessel πŸ› WorkBoat

Climate Emergency

$250,000 to Jumpstart Rebuilding of Maine’s Working Waterfront πŸ› Island Institute

Maine's snowfall this winter is 30 inches below normal πŸ› Maine Public

Sea level rise, powerful storms pose risk for Maine lighthouses πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine


Portland Public Schools’ finance committee approves $162.3 million budget πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Maine lawmakers add more environmental hurdles to a possible lithium mine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Mack Point for offshore wind πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine’s PFAS law should not be weakened πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Celebrate Earth Day around Maine with NRCM πŸ› Natural Resources Council of Maine

Join us for Coffee with the Casco Baykeeper: Eelgrass πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

State withdraws plans to build in Allagash restricted zone πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Food and Drink

Upcoming Food & Dining Events πŸ› Portland Food Map


Lewiston mass-shooting panel will hear again from Army leaders πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine lawmakers should pass gun safety bills that will save lives πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Health Care

Maine Senate vote signals trouble for constitutional right to abortion πŸ› Maine Public

Reproductive autonomy bill passes Senate, falls short of margin needed for constitutional amendment πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Constitutional right to abortion falls short in Maine Senate πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Abortion-rights amendment fails to get needed supermajority vote in Maine Senate πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Frey, other Democratic AGs ask SCOTUS to block red state bans on emergency abortions πŸ› Maine Morning Star

This boy's next surgery costs $788K. MaineCare doesn't cover it. πŸ› WGME


Old Orchard Village residents make offer to buy park, state proposes funding these efforts - YouTube - CBS 13 News


Man who survived 2016 Portland shooting says victim was shot through cracked door πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Local Maine Republicans defend Jan. 6 defendant's role at event πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Murder trial begins in 2016 Portland killing πŸ› WMTW

Long Creek employees say they plan to talk safety concerns with commissioner - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine


Maine's trail system makes the state an outdoor destination. $30M in improvements could come soon πŸ› Associated Press

Maine could get $30M to improve its vast trail system πŸ› Bangor Daily News

$30M in upgrades for Maine trail system planned πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Woke up at 4am to hike the south ridge trail and I loved every moment πŸ› Reddit

Maine moose permit lottery opens for 2024 season πŸ› WGME


Down East's Cutest Pets Photo Contest πŸ› Down East

Cotton candy sunrise πŸ› Reddit

Looking West - Casco Maine πŸ› Reddit

Time & Temp is Back Online πŸ› Reddit


Privacy laws should allow you to decide when to share your information πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Legislature moves to delay referendum on Maine state flag until 2026 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine is poised to vote on a new state flag in 2026 πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Public feedback on Gov. Mills’ budget changes: helpful, too discretionary, not enough πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Official results show more than 10% of Democratic voters in Maine left primary ballots blank πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Letter: Susan Collins needs to do more πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Hundreds rallied in Portland for permanent ceasefire in Gaza to commemorate 'Land Day' πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Hundreds of protesters rally for permanent cease fire in Gaza to commemorate 'Land Day' πŸ› Maine Public


Maine Mariners: April Roundup πŸ› Portland Old Port

Things to Do

Pete Davidson πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Balderdash Academy IMPROV Live πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Cirque du Soleil Corteo πŸ› Cross Insurance Arena (Cumberland County Civic Center)

Girls Gotta Eat at State Theatre | Thu, October 24, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Stephen King’s Maine book release / double-feature with Pennywise: The Story of β€˜It’ film screening πŸ› SPACE


A Gorham road is being closed because of a sinkhole πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Traffic alert: Sinkhole closes busy Route 237 in Gorham πŸ› WMTW

Letter: Could the Gorham Connector face a similar fate? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tribal Sovereignty

Wabanaki Voices: Amended LD 2007 would bolster Wabanaki Nations’ power to protect our citizens πŸ› Wabanaki Alliance


The Most Impressive Rest Stop In Maine: Height Of Land πŸ› Only in Your State