Government Spotlight

Select board tables anti-mask resolution

Members of the public opposing the measure call it “ignorant,” “irresponsible,” a “manifesto” and a spread of misinformation.

|Emily Bader, Lakes Region Weekly|

New Gloucester Selectmen took no action this week on an anti-mask resolution that questioned the constitutionality of Gov. Janet Mills’ executive orders requiring face coverings in public settings.

The majority of the 70 people tuning into the meeting who spoke opposed the anti-mask measure, with one, New Gloucester resident and South Portland City Manager Scott Morrelli, saying it was an “ignorant” and “irresponsible” resolution.

Vice Chairperson Linda Chase sponsored the resolution, which is word-for-word almost identical to a resolution introduced by Androscoggin County Commissioner Isaiah Lary in February, be put on Monday night’s agenda. Keep reading