Morning Links - Monday May 27, 2024

Asylum Seekers

Total Maine May 26, 2024: Asylum seekers and the workforce πŸ› WMTW

Pingree introduces bill to cut work permit wait for asylees πŸ› WMTW

Nonprofit helping asylum seekers backs work authorization bill πŸ› WMTW

Climate Emergency

Climate change is already affecting Mainers’ health, doctors say πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Climate crisis is worsening homelessness, substance use disorder πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Crews work to restore Wood Island Boat House following January storms πŸ› WMTW

Education

Maine’s struggling child care industry gets much-needed boost from new state support πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Food and Drink

Here’s what’s new this summer on Maine’s outdoor dining scene πŸ› Portland Press Herald

A brewery and a beer distributor turn 10. We can drink to that. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

There’s more than one way to make whoopie pies in South Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

History

Throwback photo: A busy day on Portland’s East End Beach in 1953 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Justice

Maine Supreme Court case offers insight into child welfare system πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Labor

Maine’s seasonal businesses say summer hiring looks sunnier this year πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Photography

To the couple who proposed at The Lobster Shack Two Lights on Friday πŸ› Reddit

Looking forward to photographing some summer storms πŸ› Reddit

I love Maine ❀️ πŸ› Reddit

This morning in the county πŸ› Reddit

The Seeker - South Berwick, Maine πŸ› Reddit

Sports

Keep track of Maine Roller Derby on Facebook πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Sports Digest: Sea Dogs can’t recover from rough first inning against Yard Goats πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Things to Do

Westbrook Together Days, Confetti Craft Bazaar in Biddeford, The Ballroom Thieves in Portland πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Fear you’ll never hear your favorite band live? These Maine tribute shows might do the trick πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Tickets on sale for Norah Jones; Hasan Minhaj is here next week πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Mainers can visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for free this weekend πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Transportation

Portland International Jetport proposes parking rate increase to City Manager πŸ› Maine Public