Comments to City Council March 6, 2018

I ‘m here to respond to comments and personal attacks directed at me and my friend Linda Woods at the February 20th Waterville City Council meeting by Mr. Dan Libby about our community effort to ban plastic shopping bags at stores that are 10,000 square feet or larger. I watched the video recording of his comments and was shocked and appalled to be personally attacked by someone who I have never met or spoken with.…

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Waterville PechaKucha v26 presentation

Check out Todd Martin’s presentation about our local initiative at the Waterville PechaKucha v26 event at Thomas College on Friday, January 19! Note: Since this presentation, we have decided to pursue a ban on plastic shopping bags only at Waterville stores with 10,000 square feet or more of retail space. This was a suggestion from a community member:

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Upcoming Events – Join Us!

Please join us at this upcoming screening of the documentary film “Bag It” about plastic bag pollution: Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. Beth Isreal Synagogue 291 Main Street in Waterville Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. Castonguay Square outside of City Hall Join us for a community trash cleanup day on Earth Day. We will provide trash bags and rubber gloves. Help us clean up plastic pollution in Waterville!

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Recent Letters to the Editor Printed

January 29:https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/01/26/ban-plastic-bags-to-beautify-waterville/ Ban plastic bags to beautify Waterville Almost every day in the summer, I pick up litter on both sides of the Two Cent Bridge. This bridge is quite a tourist attraction and may be Waterville’s biggest draw. It’s a beautiful area that people enjoy photographing and viewing wildlife. Older people bring their grandchildren to walk across the bridge. The litter and trash is unsightly. Once I even found a half-full bottle of rum.…

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Comments to Waterville City Council 11/8/2017

Comments read by Waterville resident Todd Martin at the November 8th 2017 Waterville City Council: Good evening. Todd Martin, Ward Six. This Saturday we will celebrate Veterans Day. We will honor the men and women who fought for this country, who served with honor, and made the ultimate sacrifice. I live just around the corner from Veteran’s Memorial Park here in town, a place I spend a fair amount of time in during the warmer…

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