1. Brazil and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions. The closing ceremony was meant to be both one last bash and to take care of some business – namely signal the transition to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. (PH)
2. The legend of Wessie the Snake continues to grow, especially on social media. The Westbrook Police Department released a photo of what appears to be a skin that was shed from a large snake, igniting social media conversations across the country. (WCSH)
3. For the first time Amtrak’s 70-year-old Great Dome car is being used on the Downeaster line, and the first time a dome car of any kind has been used for revenue service in New England. The dome car is running on four daily Downeaster trips between Portland and Boston until Sept. 18. Passengers get a 360-degree panorama and a whole new perspective on the scenery between Portland and Boston. (PH)
4. On Sunday, seven islands in Casco Bay played host to the first island to island style SwimRun race in the nation. 121 two-person teams competed, covering four miles of open ocean swimming and ten miles of running over the rugged terrain of the islands. A $10,000 donation was made to the Travis Mills Foundation as the race’s charity partner to help injured veterans. (BDN)
5. Adidas is gearing up for the next Yeezy sneaker release. The brand’s Originals division confirmed this month’s Yeezy Boost date, set for this Saturday, Aug. 27. (SC)
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