Meet the City Council candidates Oct. 12

ELLSWORTH — Four candidates running for two seats on Ellsworth’s City Council will gather for an in-person forum on Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Grand. The program, which also will be streamed online, is free and open to the public.

Meet the Candidates 2021 is produced in partnership with Heart of Ellsworth and The Ellsworth American and sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.

This annual nonpartisan event aims to provide an educational platform for the voting residents of Ellsworth. All candidates running for a seat on the Ellsworth City Council are encouraged to participate. The goal is to raise awareness of local issues and encourage community members to participate in local democracy.

The Oct. 12 forum will include candidates Casey S. Hanson, Edward Mathias Kamin III, John D. Linnehan and Steven E. O’Halloran. Cyndi Wood, managing editor of The Ellsworth American, will serve as moderator. Residents are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time for possible inclusion in the forum. Questions may be submitted online at

This year’s event will be broadcast live on the Heart of Ellsworth YouTube channel ( or Facebook Live. City residents who subscribe to Spectrum can tune in via the city’s public access Channel 7. All broadcast links can be found at

“We are proud to bring this important event back to an in-person forum to help educate the community about candidates who are running for Ellsworth City Council,” said Heart of Ellsworth Executive Director Cara Romano. “We will continue to broadcast and record the event to ensure audience accessibility for all who are interested in attending via online or in person.”

COVID precautions will be in place for the in-person event.

The mission of Heart of Ellsworth is to promote economic, artistic, cultural, educational, historical and environmental activities in the “downtown” area to provide a vibrant community for all residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations and local government.

For more information about the Oct. 12 event, email [email protected] or visit

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