“What’s happened over time with the public record law in Maine is it’s turned into Swiss cheese,” a First Amendment lawyer in Portland said. “There are just so many exemptions to it, and some of them are ambiguous and open to broad interpretation.”
Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.
“To be honest with you, it’s not [Mayor Ethan Strimling’s] responsibility,” City Manager Jon Jennings said. “Wherever the funds come from it is not his concern.”
About a dozen protesters disrupted a City Hall ceremony honoring police Chief Michael Sauschuck.