Politics

  • Mills vetoes bill to buy out power companies

    Mills vetoes bill to buy out power companies

    In her veto message, Mills called the recent performance of Maine’s utilities “abysmal” and said that “it may well be that the time has come for the people of the state of Maine to retake control over the [utilities’] assets.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sara Gideon meets with lobstermen in Stonington

    Sara Gideon meets with lobstermen in Stonington

    STONINGTON — Sara Gideon, the Democratic candidate in Maine for the U.S. Senate in the coming election, visited Stonington Thursday afternoon. In a stop at the town fish pier, Gideon spoke with members of the fishing community. She also visited the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, where she spoke with Executive Director Paul Anderson and

  • Trump Jr. holds campaign rally in Holden

    Trump Jr. holds campaign rally in Holden

    HOLDEN — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald J. Trump turned out to hear his son, Donald Trump Jr., speak at a rally Wednesday evening at Maine Military Supply in Holden. Trump Jr. listed a few of his father’s accomplishments and said people never hear about them because journalists reporting the facts are now “activists.”

  • 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

  • City election races are set

    City election races are set

    ELLSWORTH — City and School Board races will be contested this year, although not quite as hotly as it looked at the outset. Four residents, Dale Hamilton (current chairman), Gene C. Lyons, Bronson Platner and Edmund J.M. “Mike” Springer, will be running for two council seats that are being vacated. Those seats are held by

  • Sullivan voters to consider 1.9 percent budget rise

    Sullivan voters to consider 1.9 percent budget rise

    SULLIVAN — Wearing masks is recommended and seats will be spaced at least 6 feet apart at Sullivan’s annual Town Meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreational Center on Route 1. Attendance indoors will be limited to 50, but the proceedings will be live-streamed in the parking lot so more voters

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