Decency in democracy

I want to acknowledge the stunning display of democracy I witnessed at the State House last Wednesday during a public hearing on two bills related to vaccine exemptions. In a time when many of these “conversations” are being held behind screens, and are filled with vitriol and name-calling, this hearing was an inspiration. Hundreds of citizens took a turn at the podium and the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs listened to every one of them, from 1pm until after 2 o’clock in the morning… I have great respect for the Committee’s dedication as well as the courage of the speakers.

Catherine Welch,


Paulhus for state rep.

Bath residents have an opportunity to vote in a Special Election April 2 to fill the seat left vacant by Rep. Jennifer DeChant. I plan to be there and to vote for Sean Paulhus as our next State Representative!
Sean has extensive experience at the Statehouse, having worked for the Maine State Sergeant-at-Arms and as Assistant to the State Auditor. He is ready to get to work on day 1.
Sean knows Bath! He has served as Vice-Chair of the City Council for the past 3 years and Sean grew up in Bath and is raising his family in here.
I can stand behind Sean’s priorities –lowering the costs of healthcare, creating good-paying jobs and investing in students and our educational system.
I hope I’ll see you at the Bath Middle School on April 2nd between 8am & 8pm. You can also go to the Bath City Hall or request an absentee ballot from the City Clerk’s office. Take pride in our town, get out and vote!

Marcy Leger,