New York mayor cancels Maine trip due to snowstorm

January 19, 2019

EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — New York mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled a visit to the nation’s easternmost city due to the snowstorm.

De Blasio had planned to be in Eastport, Maine, on Saturday for a talk that serves as a fundraiser for the Eastport Arts Center. He was going to talk about progressive politics in the half-century since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

De Blasio’s 92-year-old aunt, Jean Wilhelm, is active at the arts center and with the community theater, Stage East.

De Blasio canceled the trip due to the snowstorm. He plans to reschedule.

Wilhelm says her nephew began visiting her when she retired there more than a decade ago.