Morning Links - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Arts

A predictable story is buoyed by spirited performances in β€˜Waitress’ πŸ› Portland Press Herald

New York Artist Inspired by Pemaquid Scenery Showing Now at Moss on Munjoy Hill πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Aurora

Northern Lights explained | See Mainers' stunning sky photos πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Once in a lifetime: incredible Northern Lights over Maine πŸ› WMTW

Aurora πŸ› Boothbay Register

Aurora Borealis as seen from Portland on Friday May 10th πŸ› Reddit

Northern Lights Dazzle Maine - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Northern Lights: Showing off Mainers' pics and explaining what it was - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Business

Cloudport Coworking lands second location in Portland, with 11,000 square feet πŸ› Mainebiz

Plans to redevelop Maine speedway are entering the final phase πŸ› WMTW

Buy Local

Market Marvels: Unveiling Portland's Farmers' and Makers' Market Scene πŸ› Portland Old Port

Retailer relocates to Mechanics' Hall in Portland’s Arts District πŸ› Mainebiz

City

Free St. Demolition Delayed, School Budget on Deck, and Floods – City Council Review 5/6/2024 πŸ› The Portland Townsman

Letter: PMA should focus inward πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Maine to spend $25 million to rebuild waterfront after devastating winter storms and flooding πŸ› Associated Press

Flood insurance rate maps are changing in Maine πŸ› WMTW

Maine to spend $25M to rebuild waterfront after winter storms πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

UMaine helps lead the design of offshore wind technology πŸ› WMTW

Community

South Portland Food Cupboard seeks larger space as demand grows dramatically - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Education

PPS uses 'restorative justice' practices in student discipline, parent group finds πŸ› WGME

FAFSA delays leave students scrambling to make college choices πŸ› WGME

Maine’s first research satellite to launch this year πŸ› University of Maine

Elections

Absentee voting begins for Maine's first semi-open local primaries πŸ› Maine Public

Portland polls open Tuesday for in-person absentee voting πŸ› Spectrum News

Voting has started ahead of the Maine primary in June πŸ› WMTW

Opinion: Maine again takes the spotlight in Electoral College odyssey πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Environment

UMaine puts 'new spin' on repurposing wind turbines, Orono πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Fungus infecting browntail moths causing them to kill themselves off πŸ› WGME

Food and Drink

Bao Bao Moving to Brunswick πŸ› Portland Food Map

Bao Bao Dumpling House moving to Brunswick πŸ› Portland Press Herald

$3 Dewey's in Portland, Maine, Needs Help Identifying Sign πŸ› WJBQ

Finestkind Coming to Saco πŸ› Portland Food Map

Guns

US military needs to improve how it interacts with red and yellow flag laws πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Health Care

Letter: Keep Medicaid transportation contracts in state πŸ› Bangor Daily News

History

Chili Peppers & Foo Fighters Played Portland, Maine, 24 Years Ago πŸ› WCYY

Housing

Portland tenant says landlord revoked lease renewal as retaliation - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Real estate development conference in Portland will focus on housing πŸ› Maine Public

Maine needs housing, but will communities let projects progress? πŸ› WMTW

Justice

Kittery man arrested in connection with Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Kittery man faces felony charges for part in January 6 breach of US Capitol πŸ› WGME

Maine supreme court upholds order calling for trial in ACLU lawsuit over public defender crisis πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Oops

Never a dull moment πŸ› Reddit

Outdoors

Boating in the Bay? Register for our Pumpout Service πŸ› Friends of Casco Bay

The best Maine river for an overnight paddling trip πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Upwards of 70,000 entries expected for Maine's moose permit lottery πŸ› Maine Public

It’s almost too late to apply for your moose permit πŸ› Bangor Daily News

The bestboat is a free boat πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Puffin Watch: Webcams back up and running after storm damage delays - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Photography

The Original Maine State Flag, but make it IRL [OC] πŸ› Reddit

Found this guy flying around Lake Umbagog, up in the middle of nowhere, west of Rangley by the NH border. πŸ› Reddit

Police

Maine police use spikes in power usage to find illegal marijuana grows - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Politics

Maine lawmakers adjourn the legislative session, fail to overturn 6 vetoed bills πŸ› Maine Public

Inside the chaotic conclusion of the 131st Legislature πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: We missed an opportunity for fairer income tax structure πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Voters will decide this November on whether to change Maine state flag πŸ› WGME

Theriault, Soboleski seek to unseat incumbent Jared Golden πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine senators join bipartisan legislation to counter antisemitism πŸ› WGME

Rep. Golden critical of Biden decision to withhold military assistance to Israel πŸ› Maine Public

Judge dismisses RFK Jr.'s lawsuitagainst Maine secretary of state πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Sears Island / Mack Point Wind Port

State is short-sighted on Sears Island πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

Use Mack Point for the proposed offshore wind port πŸ› PenBay Pilot

State

'Day Without Child Care' highlights systemic issues in affordable care πŸ› Maine Public

Maine activists call for major changes to child care system πŸ› WGME

Things to Do

Bates Film Festival is this week πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Check out these concerts: Diana Ross comes to Portland, Maine πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine State Aquarium to reopening for first time since 2020 πŸ› WMTW

Snaex, Wake in Fright, Elevator Hotels πŸ› SPACE

The Live Music Guide: May 15th - 21st, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Here's How to Get 'Downtown With Shinedown' in Portland, Maine πŸ› WJBQ

Unhoused

Low-barrier homeless shelters a little more hopeful after new state funding πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Utilities

Sen. King co-sponsors bill to help provide internet access to low-income households πŸ› WGME

Vacationland

Baxter State Park to reopen to vehicles, trails still closed πŸ› WMTW