To the editor:
The vote on April 17 in Wiscasset is about setting a precedent for Maine. If the no vote goes through, the Maine Department of Transportation and the state will be able come in and disregard local laws in any town in the state and put through whatever they want. It is not just about Wiscasset. There is a bigger picture here.
If you realize this vote, going forward, will also cover state coming in and disregarding local laws and ordinances for, say, marijuana sales, gay marriage, fishing permits, docking permits, land permits, building and construction permits, anything – how would you vote?
Would you vote to keep local laws and ordinances in place by voting yes, or no, for the state to disregard your personal vote in your town?
Please vote yes on April 17, not just for Wiscasset, but for every town in Maine.