DA decision flounders amidst COVID, Election Day chaos

by Ruth Leubecker

Washington and Hancock counties continue to share a district attorney, while efforts to separate the two by hiring a second one have fallen by the wayside, priorities deciding the matter.

“It’s fallen victim to everything else in the world,” said Chris Gardner, Washington County commissioner, admittedly a cynic on the subject. “The Maine legislature left and never came back. And we don’t do anything unless it’s tied to COVID. It’s embarrassing. Everything’s about coronavirus. All the time. It’s terrible.”

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