Morning Links - Saturday, May 11, 2024

Arts

Tempo Art's Public Art Exhibit - YouTube - Portland Media Center

Opinion: Portland and percussion prove a perfect pair πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Bears, Sharks, and Zombies

Black bear sighting raises concerns, Scarborough, Maine πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Business

Despite delay, Portland funeral home starts on $3.6M expansion πŸ› Mainebiz

City

City News Round Up: Friday, May 10, 2024 πŸ› City of Portland

Future Friday: Kiwanis Community Pool πŸ› Portland Old Port

Letter: 142 Free Street is an asset, not a hindrance πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Diversity & density: How can we embrace climate migration? πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Ocean researchers look cows' diets to protect oceans πŸ› WMTW

Solar energy alone powered about 11,000 Fort Kent homes and businesses for a brief period last week πŸ› Maine Public

After crippling storms, disaster relief could be on tap for loggers πŸ› Mainebiz

Community

Mt. Joy Orchard Spring Planting Day - Saturday, May 11th- Tenth Anniversary of Orchard πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Education

Parent University: High School of the Future May 8, 2024 - YouTube - Portland Public Schools, Maine

University of Southern Maine celebrates 144th Commencement – News πŸ› University of Southern Maine

Edward Herrick-Gleason of Southworth Planetarium - YouTube - Portland Press Herald

Environment

Portland community garden temporarily closed because of contaminated soil πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland community garden closed due to high levels of arsenic in soil πŸ› WGME

Letter: Oppose a wind port on Sears Island πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Stormwater Stroll - Friday, June 7 πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

Food and Drink

Friday Food Insider: Stonewall Kitchen will again be doing business in the Old Port πŸ› Mainebiz

Maine Menu: Perkins Cove Kitchen elevates the brunch scene πŸ› WMTW

Guns

Lewiston shooting: Victim witness advocates continue support πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Labor

Letter: Coffee By Design union, owners lead by example πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Obituaries

Songwriter behind Marden's jingle passes away πŸ› WGME

Outdoors

How I found 100 spotted salamanders in one night πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Best Waterfalls in Maine: 13 Local Favorites & Hidden Gems πŸ› Only in Your State

Photography

Welcome to Portland. πŸ› Reddit

My Aurora pic πŸ› Reddit

Caught it in Westbrook! πŸ› Reddit

Lewiston aurora πŸ› Reddit

American Football 2: πŸ› Reddit

Can’t help myself. Northern Lights Reporting in 🫑 πŸ› Reddit

I didn't think I'd be able to see anything at all (taken on Fessenden St) πŸ› Reddit

From Bug Light πŸ› Reddit

From the Eastern Prom πŸ› Reddit

Wow πŸ› Reddit

Aurora Dragon πŸ› Reddit

Aurora in Cape Elizabeth πŸ› Reddit

Lights over Portland (& Bug Light) πŸ› Reddit

In case you missed it πŸ› Reddit

Northern Lights πŸ› Reddit

Northern lights πŸ› Reddit

Also wtf deering πŸ› Reddit

obligatory northern lights ✨ Scarborough marsh. πŸ› Reddit

Owls Head State Park πŸ› Reddit

Costal northern lights πŸ› Reddit

South Berwick, Maine πŸ› Reddit

The northern lights in Waterville πŸ› Reddit

Northern lights πŸ› Reddit

Wow πŸ› Reddit

The clouds managed to break just briefly enough so I could see the auroras πŸ› Reddit

Favorite photo from tonight!! πŸ› Reddit

The lights are here!!! πŸ› Reddit

i couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present (northern lights in central maine) πŸ› Reddit

Aurora Borealis from Caribou 5/10/24 πŸ› Reddit

Aurora πŸ› Reddit

Northern lights in southern Maine πŸ› Reddit

Northern Lights! πŸ› Reddit

Some pictures of the solar storm from my backyard in Southern Maine. Could hardly believe it πŸ› Reddit

Northern lights tonight!! #bucketlist πŸ› Reddit

Some pics of the northern lights πŸ› Reddit

Northern Lights πŸ› Reddit

Never get to see this in the south πŸ› Reddit

No, Seriously, Go Outside Right Now!! πŸ› Reddit

Go outside right now πŸ› Reddit

Holy northern lights… πŸ› Reddit

First time seeing the Northern Lights, and in Lewiston!!! πŸ› Reddit

Southern Maine Aurora πŸ› Reddit

I couldn't attach them to my original post, here's my view in town. Way better if you can get a bit away from the light pollution. πŸ› Reddit

The Northern Lights are visible! πŸ› Reddit

Aurora right now πŸ› Reddit

Red sky at morning πŸ› Reddit

Sunrise at Portland Head Light. Got there at midnight and slept in my car outside the gate until they opened an hour before dawn. Thought I was crazy but at least two dozen photographers showed up! πŸ› Reddit

Police

Advanced DNA technology could help Maine crack cold cases πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Parking lot security camera at Walgreen's in Portland - YouTube - Portland Press Herald

Politics

Opinion: Maine missed an opportunity to create a more fair income tax structure πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine voters will decide on state flag design this year after all πŸ› Bangor Daily News

More bills headed to Gov. Mills’ desk, though dozens remain unresolved πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Latest spending bills left hanging as Maine Legislature ends 2024 session πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine lawmakers to take up 80 spending proposals today πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine lawmakers fail to overturn any of Janet Mills’ vetoes πŸ› Bangor Daily News

From farmworker wage bill to raising taxes on wealthy, legislators sustain Gov. Mills’ vetoes πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Lawmakers fail to override vetoes of bump stocks ban, farmworker minimum wage πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine lawmakers fail to override Janet Mills’ bump stock ban veto πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine Senate fails to override Gov. Mills' veto of bump stock ban πŸ› Maine Public

Lawmakers fail to overturn several of Gov. Mills' vetoed bills πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

State lawmakers fail to override governor's vetoes πŸ› WMTW

Maine lawmakers return to work on bills vetoed by Gov. Mills πŸ› WGME

Maine lawmakers to take up budget proposals, vetoes Friday πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine lawmakers to consider spending proposals, vetoed bils πŸ› WMTW

Gov. Mills to consider last-minute bills passed on veto day πŸ› WGME

Conservative PAC pushes for voter ID referendum in Maine - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Sports

Rumble Ponies trot past Sea Dogs 9-6 πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Sports Digest: Rumble Ponies start fast and beat Sea Dogs πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sea Dogs lose fourth in a row πŸ› WMTW

Portland Sea Dogs slugger shares his struggles with anxiety, depression πŸ› Portland Press Herald

State

'Saildrones' being used to map Gulf of Maine πŸ› WGME

Oversight panel suggests more than two dozen reforms for Maine child welfare system πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Government Oversight Committee highlights recommended child welfare reforms for Maine πŸ› WGME

Things to Do

Tree Hugging Event πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

Southern Maine Astronomers (SMA) 2024 Star Party Schedule πŸ› Reddit

12-hour mountain bike, trail running challenge returns to Mt. Abram in June πŸ› PenBay Pilot

Big regional gymnastics event in Maine this weekend πŸ› WMTW

Win Tickets: Primus, Coheed and Cambria at Thompson's Point Maine πŸ› WCYY

Lake Michigan Monster πŸ› SPACE

The Hunchback Notre Dame πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Fiddles & Pipes πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

The Journey Within πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Westbrook hosts Khmer New Year Festival - πŸ› Amjambo Africa

Vacationland

Northern lights likely to put on a show in Maine on Friday, Saturday nights πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Land sailing racers enjoy the runways at former Loring air base πŸ› The County