Town responds after sign on Millinocket business causes

MILLINOCKET, Maine (WABI) – An insurance coverage company in Millinocket is struggling with general public outrage for a sign displayed in their window in excess of the weekend.

People on social media have shared images of the sign that was posted on the door of the Reed Agency on Penobscot Avenue stating: “Juneteenth it’s whichever… We’re closed. Appreciate your fried hen & collard greens.”

Reed Company(Alura Stillwagon)

The City of Millinocket launched a assertion to Television set5 in reaction.

“It is deeply saddening, disgraceful and unacceptable for any individual, business enterprise, or business to attempt to make light of Juneteenth and what it signifies for thousands and thousands of slaves and their dwelling ancestors. There is no put in the Town of Millinocket for these kinds of a blatant disregard of human decency. The Town of Millinocket is a attractive spot to dwell – filled with welcoming, kind, and hardworking people. As this kind of, the City does not settle for or endorse nearly anything shorter of inclusivity, and we invite any all to appear learn the amazing points that our group delivers,” stated Town Supervisor Peter Jamieson and City Council Chair Steve Golieb.

Another organization in Damariscotta referred to as Reed Family Insurance policies Advisors has dealt with individuals considering they are the small business in question.

This is the message they have recorded when you get in touch with them:

”Thank you for calling Reed Household Insurance policies Advisors. If you are calling about the unacceptable indication on the doorway of a Millinocket enterprise in Maine, with a identical title as us, we are not them. We are not affiliated, nor affiliated, with that company. You should immediate your valid considerations to them. The name of that enterprise is Harry Reed Insurance policy Included, and their quantity is 207-723-5146. Our corporations are shut making an attempt to update all news and media stores about this terrible error. We will reopen at Wednesday at 9 a.m.”

We have tried to attain out to the Reed Company several moments but phone calls to the organization are not heading by.

The town manager tells Tv5 that the indicator has been removed.

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