Author: Fran Head

Rep. Fran Head represents the people of House District 117 and currently serves on the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

It’s no secret that 2020 is a year like no other, and COVID-19 has challenged “the way life should be” here in Maine. We have small businesses in our community that closed in March and will not be reopening, friends and family members who have put everything on hold this year due to the virus and neighbors who have been isolated for six months now.  I’m highlighting another challenge — far worse than people realize — ongoing domestic violence. Reports of domestic violence have grown significantly during the pandemic. We know this from the number of helpline calls, emails, text messages and…

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