Politics

  • Six Ellsworth government seats draw little interest

    Six Ellsworth government seats draw little interest

    ELLSWORTH — The differences between serving as governor of Maine and a city councilor, school board member or library trustee in Ellsworth are numerous, with schedule, stature and salary among them. Another difference is that a lot more people want to be Maine’s next governor than want to serve in those municipal offices. The opportunity

  • House speaker to address local Dems

    ELLSWORTH — State Rep. Sara Gideon (D-Freeport), speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, will be featured at the September meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the theatre room at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Gideon is in her third term

  • Eastman announces bid for Bucksport Council

    Eastman announces bid for Bucksport Council

    BUCKSPORT — Mark Eastman has announced his candidacy for Town Council. A Bucksport native and graduate of Bucksport High School, Eastman has sold real estate in Bucksport since 2003. He has owned Ocean’s Edge Realty located on Central Street since 2013. Eastman serves on the town’s Economic Development Committee, the Broadband Committee and the Chamber

  • King to speak at launch of high-speed internet

    King to speak at launch of high-speed internet

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and other dignitaries will be in the city Tuesday, Aug. 29, for a ceremonial event marking the completion and launching of a high-speed internet line. The 2 p.m. event at the Union River Center for Innovation (415 Water St., next to Harbor Park) is officially billed as a

  • A fifth Democrat enters race to unseat Poliquin

    A fifth Democrat enters race to unseat Poliquin

    ELLSWORTH — Jared Golden, a Lewiston-area native, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and current Democratic assistant majority leader in the Maine House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he is running for Congress to replace Republican Bruce Poliquin. He is the fifth Democrat to declare his candidacy for the Second District seat. “Time and time again, Bruce

  • Ballot order of Nov. 7 referendum questions finalized

    AUGUSTA — The ballot order of the two citizens’ initiative questions that will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, referendum election ballot is now finalized. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap determined the ballot order of these citizens’ initiative questions by a random drawing Aug. 16. The order of the initiatives on the ballot is