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,

Brunswick


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,
Bath