Thank you so much to Eloise Vitelli, Jay McCreight, Sean C. Paulhus, Denise Tepler and Seth Berry for making our 2019 Harvest Supper a smashing success. Among the highlights:

  • Eloise giving a legislative update on the slate of victories across property taxes, health care, reproductive rights, and energy. I agree with her, what a difference a year makes!
  • Seth Berry asking people, by a show of hands, how many were still without power, and as I looked across the room the number was much more than I would have guessed. Perhaps a quarter to a third of the room. Seth mentioned how consumer owned utilities in 98 towns across Maine did not have similar outages.
  • Denise Tepler talked about the extraordinary cooperation and coordination happening within Sagadahoc County.
  • Sheriff Joel Merry announced that a federal grant of $1 million for a community based restorative justice program had been awarded to the midcoast region and will encompass Sagadahoc County. This will help our Democratic District Attorney, Natasha Irving move forward with implementing restorative justice that she campaigned on. It’s a different vision of how justice should work and it’s happening here in Sagadahoc.