Author: Susan Austin

Rep. Susan Austin represents District 67 (part of Gray, Casco, Raymond and Frye Island) in the Maine House of Representatives where she serves on the Labor & Housing Committee and the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee.

We are quickly approaching Labor Day and the end to the summer season here in Maine. When it comes to weather, I cannot think of a summer more generous in sunshine and warmth. Unfortunately, it is also a summer of missed opportunities. We have now been living in a state of emergency since March 15 and despite continued low and declining morbidity and mortality rates, we continue to see the use of arbitrary rules imposed in the name of public health.  Box stores seemingly have no limit to the number of people that can be admitted, restaurants must operate at…

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