Morning Links - Sunday, May 12, 2024

City

Letter: Council’s move suggests residents aren’t valued πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Opinion: Maine should go whole hog for heat pumps πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Community

Fur is back in fashion for these runway models πŸ› Portland Press Herald

North Street Community Garden Soil Tested for Chemicals; Volunteers Needed at Libbytown Garden 6/1 πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Education

Our View: Getting into college is tough enough πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Environment

Lawmakers gut bill aimed at protecting Maine lakes πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Food and Drink

In the lobby of a Portland hotel, Salt Yard Cafe shouldn’t be overlooked πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Guns

Victim witness advocates continue support for Lewiston community after harrowing shooting - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Health Care

Wait times balloon for Maine mental health services as access barriers persist πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Justice

How local Maine officials are spending opioid settlement funds πŸ› The Maine Monitor

Opioid settlement funds can be spent on traditional healing in tribal nations : Shots - Health News πŸ› NPR

Photography

In photos: Northern lights bring their colorful display to Maine skies πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Mainers surprised, delighted by unusually strong northern lights show πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Aurora over the Back Cove πŸ› Reddit

Two lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth πŸ› Reddit

Fleeting appearance little after midnight πŸ› Reddit

Northern Lights at Two Lights πŸ› Reddit

Hoping no one discovered this with their car πŸ’€ πŸ› Reddit

Aurora over Portland πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine northern lights photos πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Aurora lights up the sky in geomagnetic storm πŸ› CNN

PICTURES: Maine is Treated to a Spectacular Northern Lights Show πŸ› WJBQ

Aurora Borealis last night, so beautiful πŸ› Reddit

Northern lights from Wells Beach πŸ› Reddit

The northern lights from Waterville πŸ› Reddit

Never seen anything like this πŸ› Reddit

Northern Lights tonight! 🩷✨ πŸ› Reddit

Maine at its finest πŸ› Maine Scenery

✨ Definitely not another northern lights post ✨ πŸ› Reddit

Beauty from the hills. πŸ› Reddit

Maine Aurora Borealis Spring 2024 πŸ› Reddit

5.10.24 Cape Elizabeth πŸ› Reddit

My Northern Lights experience πŸ› Reddit

Observatory higher than the Statue of Liberty πŸ› Reddit

Loved all the aurora pics, but since I'm not there all I have to share are some past pics I took around Maine. Here is an amazing bobcat I came across one day. So handsome! πŸ› Reddit

Watch this young eagle defend its dinner πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Beatiful sunsets in Maine πŸ› Maine Scenery

Politics

Dozens of departing Maine lawmakers could alter balance of power πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Some influential Maine lawmakers are about to give up their seats. What’s next for them? πŸ› Portland Press Herald

After uncertainty and a bit of Democratic infighting, the 131st Maine Legislature adjourns πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Senate gives final approval to emergency bill to create a rape kit tracking system in Maine πŸ› WMTW

Sports

Sports Digest: Sea Dogs can’t hold four-run lead, drop fifth in a row πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sea Dogs lose fifth in a row πŸ› WMTW

State

Maine's child welfare system has been 'worsening for years' πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Things to Do

Maine Wild Wine Fest is next Saturday the 18th πŸ› Reddit

Wheel of Fortune Live! πŸ› Merrill Auditorium

Cosmic Kotzschmar πŸ› Merrill Auditorium