Morning Links - Wednesday, April 3, 2024


I'm a Maine filmmaker and I just finished my first feature film shot in Maine πŸ› Reddit

Asylum Seekers

Opinion: Asylum seekers benefit Maine’s economy β€” lawmakers need to support them πŸ› Maine Beacon


Maine dairy farms are dwindling. A task force is being set up to find out why. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland Buy Local shifts to free business directory listings, new strategic focus πŸ› Mainebiz

WEX named one of the best workplaces for women, diversity πŸ› WMTW

Maine bill aims to change how edible cannabis products are labeled πŸ› WGME


Portland City Council to consider dissolving rental advisory committee that calls itself ineffective πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Mechanics’ Hall in Portland secures $2.86 million to repair downtown building πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: DSA should get some skin in the game πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

ALF Testifies for Support of Maine’s Storm-Damaged Lighthouses through Bill LD 2225 πŸ› American Lighthouse Foundation

Biden administration official touts Maine's expanding EV charging network πŸ› Maine Public

Maine lawmakers advance plan to study new natural gas lines πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Compromise calls for studying natural gas use in Maine, rather than restricting it πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Students help to strengthen coastal sand dunes in South Portland πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine


Portland school board appears likely to approve $162.3 million budget πŸ› Portland Press Herald

With $5M in new funds, SMCC is using simulation, mobile tech to educate future workers πŸ› Mainebiz

Letter: Support students’ community learning πŸ› Portland Press Herald


New developers propose tidal power project on Cobscook Bay πŸ› Maine Public

Court approves $10B PFAS settlement πŸ› WGME

Bill to help communities deal with shoreland zoning violations heads to Gov. Mills' desk πŸ› WGME

Food and Drink

Model T Coffee on Congress Street πŸ› Portland Food Map

2024 Best Cities for Bakeries in the United States πŸ› Food & Wine

2024 Best Cities for Food and Drinks in the United States πŸ› Food & Wine

Discover Elevenses: An Upscale Lunch Experience at Eighteen95 Restaurant πŸ› Portland Old Port

Pancake Mix from Maine πŸ› Reddit

Binga’s is finally opening on Forest Ave (as Smoked Portland) πŸ› Reddit

Schedule Set for Dinner Series Held at Popular Maine Farm πŸ› WCYY


Letter: Expand gun background checks in Maine πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Lewiston bowling alley set to reopen in May πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine


He's preserving Maine punk rock history through photocopied flyers πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Maine’s eclipse towns see record demand for short-term rentals πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Maine needs significant action to address shortage of legal representation πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Second day of Portland murder trial hones in on conflicting interviews from lead witness πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Sponsor: Veto of bill limiting noncompete clauses hastens β€˜race to bottom’ for labor πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine House upholds Gov. Mills’ veto of bill to limit noncompete contract clauses πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Climb on Barrel Ridge in Baxter State Park offers rugged terrain πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Legislature passes bill that regulates wakesurfing πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Portland - bring your dog but not your bladder πŸ› Reddit


Opinion: Veterans’ right to choose care must be carefully protected πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Bill joining Maine in popular vote compact narrowly clears House πŸ› Maine Public

Proposal to join national popular vote movement heads for passage in Maine Legislature πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Razor-thin vote moves Maine toward dumping Electoral College πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Bill to postpone redesign of Maine flag wins initial approval πŸ› Maine Public


Sea Dogs 2024 Roster Announced πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Maine Celtics ready for home playoff game - YouTube - WMTW-TV

Things to Do

The Live Music Guide: April 3rd - 9th, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Marisa Anderson with Footings πŸ› SPACE

Night Hawk with Small Pond and Greasy Grass πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Magic of Motown πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Buckethead at State Theatre | Mon, May 27, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

The Lox at State Theatre | Fri, December 6, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Sheng Wang at State Theatre | Thu, October 17, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Free Game Convention This Weekend in Portland! Open to All πŸ› Reddit

Maine Things To Do | Events April 2-April 8 2024 πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Tribal Sovereignty

Maine House Passes LD 2007 Wabanaki Sovereignty Bill πŸ› Wabanaki Alliance

Maine House advances bill giving Wabanaki tribes more say over prosecution of crimes πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Maine Public Utilities Commission approves more assistance for low-income Mainers - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine


2024 Maine’s Wild Blueberry Festival seeks applicants for queen competition, adds youth categories πŸ› PenBay Pilot