AUGUSTA — Sens. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, and Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, made the “2017-18 Honor Roll” from the Maine Conservation Voters for their consistent support for the state’s environment, as well as policies that protect public health from toxic chemicals and advance the development and adoption of clean, renewable energy.
Maine Conservation Voters scored nine key environmental votes during this year’s legislative session. Sens. Chenette and Deschambault both received a 100 percent score for their votes.
“Whether it is protecting Maine’s coast from the hazards of offshore drilling or advocating for solar energy, I will always be a strong voice for our environment,” said Sen. Chenette. “I’m proud of my record and look forward to making sure Maine continues to be known for its clean air, clean water and beautiful natural landscape.”
During the 128th Legislature, Sen. Chenette also introduced a resolution to direct the federal government to fix the erosion issues caused by the jetty at Camp Ellis in Saco.
AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, will be holding town hall forums in every corner of State Senate District 31 to provide an opportunity for constituents to ask questions and make their voices heard. Sen. Chenette will recap this past legislative session and provide the latest updates from the State House.
"I work for you," said Sen. Chenette. "You deserve to have direct access to your elected officials to ensure governmental transparency. My hope is that these forums will continue my tradition of being accessible and accountable to you."
Starting Tuesday, September 4th in Hollis through Saturday, September 8th in Old Orchard Beach, Sen. Chenette will be in a different community each day. Those who can't make their own community forum are encouraged to attend one of the other forums at their convenience.
RSVPs are not necessary and all are welcome. Individuals who cannot attend the town halls can call Sen. Chenette's office at 207-287-1515 or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 4 from 6:30 - 8pm
WHERE: Hollis Elementary School on 554 River Rd in Hollis
WHEN: Wednesday, September 5 from 5:30 - 7pm
WHERE: Salmon Falls Library on 18 Hollis Road in Hollis
WHEN: Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 - 8pm
WHERE: University College on 4 Scamman Street #18 in Saco (next to Shaws)
WHEN: Friday, September 7 from 6 - 8pm
WHERE: Old Town Hall on 297 Sokokis Avenue in Limington
(Also a pot luck, feel free to bring a dish)
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
WHEN: Saturday, September 8 from 10:30am - Noon
WHERE: Libby Memorial Library on 27 Staples Street in Old Orchard Beach
Veterans will now be eligible to receive a free lifetime pass to the State Museum because of passage of L.D. 1656 - An Act To Allow Veterans Free Admission to the Maine State Museum.
The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services has updated information on their website to reflect the change.
If a Maine veteran would like to apply for their free park pass, they may do so by completing the application on the state website.