Elections 2020

  • Political signs vandalized

    Political signs vandalized

    ELLSWORTH — With less than a month to go until the presidential election, campaign sign wars, so to speak, are in full swing. Joasha Dundas of Franklin has placed around Ellsworth three custom-designed signs in support of her presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Two of the three signs were stolen and one sign was vandalized —

  • Luchini, Langley discuss pandemic, environment

    Luchini, Langley discuss pandemic, environment

    ELLSWORTH — Incumbent state Sen. Louie Luchini and former four-term senator Brian Langley exchanged views on the 2020 election’s hot-button issues in a virtual forum on Oct. 13. Former state senator Jill Goldthwait served as moderator, with questions covering climate change, health care, renewable energy and restarting a state economy battered by COVID-19. Both candidates

  • Meet the City Council candidates

    Meet the City Council candidates

    ELLSWORTH — Voters here will elect two city councilors at the polls on Nov. 3. Four residents, Dale Hamilton (current chairman), Gene C. Lyons, Bronson Platner and Edmund J.M. “Mike” Springer, will be running for the seats, which are currently held by Hamilton and Councilor John Moore. Both seats have three-year terms set to expire

  • Meet the Ellsworth School Board candidates

    Meet the Ellsworth School Board candidates

    ELLSWORTH — Voters will have their choice when voting in local elections Nov. 3, as five candidates have stepped up to fill two open seats on the Ellsworth School Board. Current Chairwoman Brenda Thomas is not seeking re-election, although one-term incumbent Robert Hudson is running. While the impact of COVID-19 on education and education funding

  • Candidates discuss pandemic economy

     ELLSWORTH — With election day less than a month away, voters in House District 136 got the chance to hear from incumbent state Rep. William “Billy Bob” Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) and Democratic opponent Antonio Blasi in an online forum Tuesday night. Candidates answered questions on topics ranging from COVID-19 to climate change in the virtual meeting

  • District 132 candidates meet in online forum

    District 132 candidates meet in online forum

    ELLSWORTH — Candidates for House District 132 (Ellsworth and Trenton) shared their views on the pandemic, the opioid epidemic, the state budget, climate change and more on Tuesday evening at a forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Maine and The Ellsworth American. Incumbent state Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) and City Councilor Michelle Renee Kaplan

  • District 132 candidate forum Sept. 29

    District 132 candidate forum Sept. 29

    ELLSWORTH — Candidates for Maine House District 132 will meet the public in an online Q&A forum via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Joining the forum are District 132 House candidates Nicole Grohoski (D) and Michelle Kaplan (R). District 132 includes Ellsworth and Trenton. This event is sponsored by The

  • Absentee ballot requests and confusion on the rise

    Absentee ballot requests and confusion on the rise

    ELLSWORTH — Requests for absentee ballots have come fast and furious in recent weeks, and so has the confusion around absentee voting. “People are thinking that they’re already getting the ballot, that we’re going to mail one right then,” said City Clerk Heidi-Noël Grindle. “We’re not even going to have them until Oct. 2. We

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