Janet Mills' day off

Island Ad-Vantages|06/25/2020

Janet Mills' day off
An overworked governor is determined to have a day off in Stonington
LESLIE LANDRIGAN

STONINGTON—Everyone needs a day off now and then, especially on a beautiful spring day and especially when dealing with a pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and a hurting state economy.

Those, at least, were the problems Janet Mills was facing as the governor of Maine. But on June 17, she took a road trip to Stonington to instead face sea breezes, wildflowers and purveyors of island victuals.

On a visit to Billings Diesel & Marine, the governor explained how she got there.

“I’m in Augusta,” she said. “I’ve been working at my desk for nine days. It’s awful. The lupines are blooming, I’m going to Stonington.”

So she packed her jeans and sneakers and headed down to Stonington with Matt Moonen, House majority leader, and Jeremy Kennedy, her chief of staff.

“She told me I needed a day off too,” Kennedy said.

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