Guest column: Brunswick business owners shouldn’t have the mask mandate imposed on them

Guest column: Brunswick business owners shouldn’t have the mask mandate imposed on them

This morning I’m leaving my house for my walk with a heavy heart. I start each day with a long walk around the downtown and Bowdoin College campus, and every time it fills me with renewed spirit and energy. In the few short hours since the Press Herald article about the mandate was released on Facebook, the stream has been riddled with hateful and condescending comments.

I’ve been a business owner and a resident of Brunswick for almost 30 years, and have always considered this town my home. The vitriol, name-calling and bitterness on both sides of this issue is heartbreaking.

I’ve made my closest and dearest friendships here. I enjoy and appreciate everything this little town has to offer. I’m a loyal patron of its shops and restaurants. I kayak its waters and hike its trails. I support the local farmers and I’m a member of a CSA. I’ve volunteered on several charity boards, and do everything I can to be a responsible and caring citizen. Personally, I feel that the council made up its mind to pass the mandate before the meeting even began. Those of us against — our comments were met with (literal) eye-rolling, sighing, disparaging looks and judgment. One council member seemed to be far more interested in her cell phone than in anything we had to say.

I understand the passion surrounding this issue. My own 89-year-old mom was diagnosed with COVID on Christmas Eve last year during a recovery stay in a nursing home in New York. I wasn’t able to visit her. I worried about her day and night until she recovered, which she did, thankfully. I know many people who’ve lost loved ones to COVID and several others who work on the front lines in healthcare and hospitals, and as first responders. I’m not minimizing the impact this pandemic has had on our daily lives. “Some people don’t like the ‘of all’ part. Instead it’s me me me.”

“What a complete joke. Even the CDC has said those face diapers are useless.” “That’s what people get for not vaccinating – hope they are happy.”

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