Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) Tuesday, October 09, 2018

(5TYNTK) Tuesday, October 09, 2018

1. People upset with Sen. Susan Collins’ support for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh are calling for a boycott of Maine products and tourism. “Dear Susan Collins – I really struggled with this but my tourist $ just voted against ever visiting Maine while you remain in office,” actor and comedian John Fugelsang tweeted out to his 413,000 followers. Hundreds of people said in the comments that they were behind the boycott, including one person who canceled a $2,200 reservation at Point Sebago resort and a Texas chef with multiple restaurants who vowed to boycott all Maine seafood. Others discussed shifting their travel plans to New Hampshire or Vermont. (Press Herald)

2. Students will finally start classes at the new Sanford High School on Wednesday, following a series of construction delays that pushed back the move to the $100 million building until well after the start of the school year. The new state-of-the-art building – the most expensive school ever built in Maine – replaces an overcrowded high school that was built nearly 50 years ago. (WGME)

3. Brock Holt put the finishing touch on Boston’s blowout by etching his name in the record book. The part-time utilityman became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series. (WGME)

4. British street artist Banksy seemed to pull off the stunt of the century on Friday, when one of his paintings began to self-destruct seconds after being sold. The New York Times reports that Banksy’s “Girl With a Balloon” sold for $1.4 million. Moments after auctioneer Oliver Barker slammed the sale hammer, however, an alarm went off and a remote-control mechanism on the back of the frame started to shred the painting. (NY Times)

5. #HOTSHOW starring Sean Paul w/ special guest DaniLeigh goes down October 17th at Aura. Tickets are just $20 in advance – $30 day of show. Get your tickets HERE or in person at the Aura box office 121 center street Portland, ME.

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