Morning Links - Wednesday July 10, 2024


Contra dance enthusiasts bring new energy to traditional form πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Livaway Suites Breaks Ground on New Hotel in Portland, Maine Metropolitan Area πŸ› Hotel News Resource

Invasive fruit flies that wreak havoc on small, soft fruits found in Androscoggin County πŸ› Sun Journal

Buy Local

Curly hair stylists? πŸ› Reddit

12 Maine-Made Skin-Care Faves With a Little Vacationland Under the Lid πŸ› Down East


Portland planning board to look at expansion of downtown child care πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: PMA demolition – a question of beauty over history πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Portland adding new public bathrooms this spring πŸ› WMTW

Climate Emergency

South Portland and Portland downtowns are Maine’s hottest β€˜heat islands’ πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine enters agreement with Northeast states to improve grid, ease transition to clean energy πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Maine joins 9 other states to promote regional planning to boost clean energy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine's endangered plovers weather climate change πŸ› Maine Public

Extended road closure hurts small businesses in Southwest Harbor πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse closed until repairs made πŸ› The Courier-Gazette


Maine parents ramp up fight to get cellphones out of schools πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Cape Elizabeth town leader responds to criticism about new school renovation proposal - YouTube - CBS 13 News


Letter: Shoring up our water infrastructure πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Conservation groups cheer decision preserving state authority in Kennebec River dam relicensing πŸ› Maine Public

Food and Drink

The Wrap: Blueberry weekend, new Japanese-style brewery, Best of 2024 πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Cape Elizabeth’s Maxwell’s Farm to close after 50 years πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Free coffee tasting at my bakery on 7/20! Details here! πŸ› Reddit

Where is the absolute best BBQ in Maine? πŸ› Reddit

Gunnar’s Icelandic Hotdogs! πŸ› Reddit

Health Care

Maine hospitals saved $126M during pandemic thanks to MaineCare's coverage expansion πŸ› Maine Public

Opinion: Maine hospitals are getting a $60 million cash infusion. They must share the wealth. πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Attorney General Aaron M. Frey Shares Resources Available to Consumers Following the Change Healthcare Cyberattack# πŸ› State of Maine

Thinking in Public: Shopping for urgent care πŸ› Harpswell Anchor


Housing listed among top four health priorities for Maine πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Councilor calls for advisory referendum on banning non-owner occupied short-term rentals πŸ› The Courier-Gazette

Can Maine renters be charged for replacing smoke detectors? - YouTube - CBS 13 News


Maine’s supreme court orders judge to reconsider man’s petition for new trial in 2010 killing πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Maine moves small step closer to state paid family and medical leave program πŸ› Maine Public

Nearly 300 people weigh in on paid family leave rules for new Maine program πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine worker retirement program hits major savings milestone πŸ› Maine Beacon

Lewiston Mass Shooting

Commission investigating Lewiston shootings to hold meeting this week - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine


Hallowell mayor apologizes for β€˜militancy’ comment aimed at local Pride Alliance πŸ› Sun Journal


Paddleboarders journey from Moosehead Lake to Atlantic Ocean πŸ› Portland Press Herald

A Paddling Adventure on the Sandy for Salmon πŸ› Natural Resources Council of Maine

Annual Loon Count set for July 20 πŸ› Ellsworth American

Environmental conservation: Maine Audobon counts Loon population πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Royal River Old Town House Park Towards Wescustogo Park πŸ› Recreational Kayaking in Maine

Here are some bird sounds to listen for in July πŸ› Bangor Daily News

So much coast line and so few places to fish! Looking for Pier/Shore fishing spots to take my kid. πŸ› Reddit

Mainers question sign prohibiting fishing at Crescent Beach πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Be safe in the woods πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Winter update on Moosehead Lake πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

Paddle club takes on unpredictable water around Petit Manan in pursuit of puffins πŸ› Bangor Daily News

You can hike in Maine and Morocco and be in the same mountain range πŸ› Bangor Daily News


Mama moose and her babies πŸ› Reddit

New Meadows River this morning. πŸ› Reddit

Marshall Point Lighthouse in the fog - YouTube - Ellesmere

What kind of turkey is this? πŸ› Reddit


Portland police alarmed by increase in gun violence among youth πŸ› Maine Morning Star

Portland police say they're seeing rise in gun violence πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

FULL VIDEO: Portland police detail recent arrest amid rise in gun violence - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Gun violence in Portland - YouTube - CBS 13 News

Portland Police arrest 25-year-old man who threatened to shoot customers at a restaurant πŸ› Maine Public

Man accused of threatening Portland restaurant customers with gun πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Fully automatic rifle seized during high-risk search in Portland, police say πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

East Ender Arrested For Threatening Restaurant Customers with Handgun Yesterday PM πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Daryl Walsh, of Portland, Maine, arrested on threatening, explosives charges – NBC Boston πŸ›

Old Orchard Beach: Report of gunman spotted outside grocery store πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Police resolve β€˜situation’ in Old Orchard Beach reportedly involving armed man πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine State Police respond to incident in Old Orchard Beach - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Incident in Old Orchard Beach 'resolved' after report of man with gun outside grocery store - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Cumberland County deputy charged in Poland domestic violence case πŸ› Portland Press Herald


Golden and Pingree quiet after 'dour' Democrats meet on Joe Biden πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Rep. Jared Golden skips meeting of House Democrats concerned about Biden’s candidacy πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Letter: Jared Golden might earn my vote πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: What was Jared Golden thinking? πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Concerned about Golden πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

The National Defense Bill – protecting jobs and people across Maine πŸ› Piscataquis Observer

The tension on Maine’s right over Donald Trump’s new Republican platform πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. focuses on farming, environment during Maine campaign stop - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Public Safety

New lifeguard dog in training working at Scarborough beach πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Mosquitos in Orono test positive for Jamestown Canyon Virus πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Multiple rip current rescues in Maine lead safety officials to urge caution πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Trauma nurse shares top safety tips for Maine summer activities - YouTube - WMTW-TV


Dobbins Deals Six Shutout Innings in 'Dogs 7-3 Win πŸ› Minor League Baseball

Things to Do

Enjoy another Maine summer πŸ› Bangor Daily News

The Live Music Guide: July 10th - 16th, 2024 πŸ› Portland Old Port

Maine Things To Do: Westbrook 5K, Logging Festival & Parade πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Blueberry Festival πŸ› Union Fair


What you need to know about the new license plate rollout πŸ› Portland Press Herald


What is Moxie soda? - YouTube - Maine Public