Morning Links - Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Arts

Night Hawk is ready to go on tour πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Maine Voices Live with Phuc Tran - YouTube - Portland Press Herald

Business

MEMIC workers’ comp premiums reduced more than 15% πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Startup Maine Week: Dive into Panels, Workshops, and Networking for Entrepreneurs πŸ› Portland Old Port

Buy Local

Popular Stonewall Kitchen Coming Back to Portland, Maine πŸ› WJBQ

City

Workers in Portland share frustrations over city's parking protocols - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Opinion: PMA expansion bid threatens Portland’s growth πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: The PMA and its β€˜edifice complex’ πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate Emergency

Gulf of Maine experienced its fifth warmest year in 2023 πŸ› National Fisherman

Scientists puzzling over colder deep water temperatures in Gulf of Maine πŸ› Maine Public

New industry readies for launch as researchers hone offshore wind turbines that float πŸ› Portland Press Herald

UMaine researchers hone offshore wind turbines that float πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Restoration work is underway at Lewiston's Veterans Memorial Park πŸ› WMTW

Maine utility regulators are restarting the process of building renewable energy in northern Maine πŸ› Maine Public

How to protect your property from flooding πŸ› Mainebiz

Community

11 rescue dogs from Afghanistan on their way to Maine πŸ› WGME

Schooner "Liberty Clipper" Preservation Underway at Portland Yacht Services πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Education

6 Portland schools placed under β€˜lockout’ after hoax bomb threat πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Bomb threats directed at six Portland schools, police say πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland schools out of lockout after threats ruled a hoax πŸ› WMTW

University of Southern Maine announces layoffs to take effect Friday πŸ› Portland Press Herald

USM cutting multiple positions, effective Friday πŸ› WMTW

Finance, Personnel and Operations Committee Meeting May 13, 2024 - YouTube - Portland Public Schools, Maine

Elections

Absentee voting now underway for June primaries in Maine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Absentee voting underway in Maine πŸ› WGME

Environment

Maine organic farmers to sue EPA over forever chemicals in sludge πŸ› Portland Press Herald

MOFGA to sue federal government over forever chemicals in sludge used as fertilizer πŸ› Maine Public

Tuesday Tree Talk πŸ› West End Neighborhood Association

Food and Drink

The 15 Best Portland, Maine Restaurants πŸ› CondΓ© Nast Traveler

From Bissell Brothers, a New and Improved H20 πŸ› Down East

Popular Dumpling House Will Never Open Again in Portland, Maine πŸ› WCYY

Guns

Shooting commission to hear from Card family members πŸ› Maine Public

Membersof Lewiston shooter’s family will testifyin public this week πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Robert Card’s family to testify before Lewiston commission πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Robert Card's family members to testify before investigators πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Letter: Listen to the people on gun control πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Housing

Portland tenant says landlord revoked lease renewal as retaliation πŸ› WGME

Should York put restrictions on short-term rentals? Voters will decide this week πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Justice

β€˜Worse by the day’: ACLU report highlights growing number of Mainers without legal defense πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine ACLU says number of un-represented criminal defendants has 'skyrocketed' πŸ› Maine Public

ACLU says Mainers are being denied right to an attorney πŸ› WGME

Waldoboro man sentenced for his role in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach πŸ› Maine Public

Waldoboro man who ran for Maine Senate sentenced to 15 months for storming U.S. Capitol πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Matthew Brackley, Maine candidate, gets prison for Jan. 6 riot πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Waldoboro man sentenced to 15 months in prison for role in January 6th riots πŸ› WGME

LGBTQIA+

Transgender athletes to face fewer barriers to compete under new policy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Outdoors

The easiest part of paddling Togus Stream was deciding to do it πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Avoid the crowds at Acadia with this granite-stepped hiking trail πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Maine moose permit lotter applications due ahead of June drawing πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Photography

Reposting this to fix my error. I accidentally labeled this as a wolf, when it was actually a coyote. Photographed near Millinocket, with a 500mm telephoto lens. πŸ› Reddit

Cadillac Mountain during the faint aurora borealis πŸ› Reddit

Beautiful Maine Spring 🌞🌱 πŸ› Reddit

The perfect getaway. πŸ› Reddit

Love the wonderful natural dark clouds emitting from that wonderful boat πŸ› Reddit

A deer, a skunk and a fox meet in this great trail cam photo πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Police

Police respond to incident on Riverside Street in Portland πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Body found in mud flats near former B&M Baked Beans plant in Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Body found in Portland mudflats πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Body found near former baked beans factory in Portland, Maine πŸ› WMTW

Body found in mud flats near old baked beans factory in Portland πŸ› WGME

Portland emergency crews respond to area near Tukey's Bridge πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland police arrest teen after gunshots fired in Bayside πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Teen boy accused of firing shots in Portland πŸ› WGME

Portland police arrest juvenile accused of firing gun in Bayside πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Man allegedly exposed himself and yelled at Portland police when questioned about assault πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Sebago man accused of assaulting man in Portland, exposing himself to officers πŸ› WGME

Sebago boater assaulted person, flashed officers, police say πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Portland waterfront attack: Police arrest suspect πŸ› WMTW

Politics

Invasive species πŸ› Bangor Daily News

In a rebuke of lawmakers, Mills says she will not sign bills enacted on 'veto day' πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Gov. Mills won’t sign 35 last-minute spending bills πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Gov. Mills will not sign 35 bills adopted on final day πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Gov. Mills decides not to sign any new bills passed on 'Veto Day' πŸ› WGME

Sears Island / Mack Point Wind Port

State should reconsider Sprague Energy plan for wind terminal at Mack Point πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Sports

Sea Dogs Slug Their Way to 11-10 Win Over Somerset πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Sea Dogs hold on to beat Somerset, 11-10 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Power-hitting Red Sox prospect showing patience in rebound season with Sea Dogs πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sea Dogs to let Mother Nature determine ticket price during 'Dime-A-Degree' special πŸ› WGME

State

β€œNothing happens in our economy without child care”: Families and advocates call on Congress to address child care crisis πŸ› Maine Beacon

Letter: Time for the Maine State Liquor Agency to go πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Things to Do

The Weekend Guide: May 17th - 19th, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Maine Things To Do: Car shows, road races, bake sales πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Synth club meet-up at Apohadion Saturday 5/18 πŸ› Reddit

June 9th Contra Dance πŸ› Reddit

Win Tickets to Rise Against at State Theatre in Portland, Maine πŸ› WCYY

Here's How to Win Shinedown Tickets in Portland, Maine πŸ› WJBQ

Hawktail with special guest Isa Burke πŸ› One Longfellow Square

little house dance: party / celebrate / fundraise πŸ› SPACE

Deering Center Memorial Day Procession πŸ› Portland Downtonwn

Neko Case at State Theatre | Wed, October 2, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Dollar Day at CMTM πŸ› Visit Portland Maine

Gary Clark Jr. at Merrill Auditorium | Thu, May 30, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Amos Lee at State Theatre | Sat, May 25, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Gimme Gimme Disco at State Theatre | Fri, May 17, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre

Fruit Bats at Portland House of Music and Events | Thu, September 12, 2024 πŸ› State Theatre