Morning Links - Monday, May 13, 2024

Arts

Former Videoport clerk’s β€˜Alien Absolution’ is a meticulously made fan film πŸ› Portland Press Herald

12/OC puts out β€˜Problems’ and Sara Goldenthal composes music for cats πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Business

Independent Luxury Spa Hotel Opening This Week in Portland, ME πŸ› WJBQ

Buy Local

Maine’s vintage record sellers thrive on the chase of finding vinyl treasures πŸ› Mainebiz

City

Letter: Baxter Woods leash law angers just about everyone πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: On the face of it, a solution for the PMA πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Opinion: John Calvin Stevens was an architect, not a god πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Community

South Portland Food Cupboard seeks larger space as demand grows dramatically πŸ› WGME

Free family photoshoots held in Portland for Mother's Day πŸ› WMTW

Education

Maine's community college commencement ceremonies begin this weekend - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Environment

Browntail moth caterpillars may be facing β€˜zombie’ apocalypse in Maine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

What scientists learn here could preserve Maine's brook trout fishery πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Food and Drink

Try This: Roast pork sandwich from Ramona’s πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Local Flavor: Smoothies and acai bowls in Old Orchard Beach, Saco sandwich shops reopening πŸ› Saco Bay News

History

Throwback photo: Well-dressed pedestrians stroll downtown Portland with lily plants πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Housing

Why it’s so hard to build affordable condos in Maine πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Building Business: Portland’s housing stock gets boost from Avesta project πŸ› Mainebiz

Photography

Northern lights color Maine skies for second night in a row πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Currently taken in Waterville area, worth taking a look outside if you're up πŸ› Reddit

Sunday Photos: May 12th, 2024 πŸ› Daily Bulldog

Upta Camp πŸ› Reddit

Fog over the Androscoggin πŸ› Reddit

Politics

Maine Legislature adjourns without definitive action on dozens of bills πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Susan Collins’ effort to spend billions more on defense faces big hurdles πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Sports

Sports Digest: Sikes home run helps Sea Dogs snap five-game losing streak πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sikes' homer lifts 'Dogs to 4-2 victory πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Families take part in annual Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K πŸ› WMTW

State

Here's what federal money from the 2021 infrastructure law will fund in Maine πŸ› Maine Public

Things to Do

Get cracked up by comics for just $5 on Sunday πŸ› Portland Press Herald

All Roads Music Festival, a dog show in Cumberland and Maine Voices Live with Clarisse Karasira πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tickets on sale for Buffalo Tom with Belly and dozens of other shows πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Vintage boat parade/pier party to feature antique cars πŸ› Wiscasset Newspaper

Headed to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens? Here’s what else to check out in Boothbay πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Get your fill of bivalves at the Maine Oyster Festival next month πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Garden tours, plants sales and more ways to spend time among flowers πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Transportation

Casco Bay Lines Rate Increase Remains in Limbo πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

anyone else find this yield when entering 295 north super dangerous? drivers just blow through it, i hope the city adds flashing yield signs or something. πŸ› Reddit