Politics

  • Blue Hill town treasurer resigns

    Blue Hill town treasurer resigns

    BLUE HILL — Town of Blue Hill Treasurer Jody Murphy resigned effective Nov. 16, Blue Hill Selectman Jim Schatz said Friday. Murphy tendered her resignation letter three days after a hearing involving the Board of Selectmen, Murphy, town attorney Diane O’Connell and Murphy’s attorney, John K. Hamer of the Bangor firm Rudman Winchell. In a

  • Candidate St. Clair to visit Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Democratic Congressional District 2 candidate Lucas St. Clair will speak about his platform at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. St. Clair also will answer questions from the audience.

  • Legislation would clear mudflats for wormers and clammers

    Legislation would clear mudflats for wormers and clammers

    ELLSWORTH — In the topsy-turvy atmosphere of the nation’s capital, Maine’s congressional delegation displayed an almost unique bicameral, bipartisan unity introducing substantially identical legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to preserve the rights of clammers and wormers to ply their fisheries on the intertidal flats off the shore of Acadia National Park. Last

  • Sen. Kimberley Rosen to seek re-election in Senate District 8

    Sen. Kimberley Rosen to seek re-election in Senate District 8

    BUCKSPORT — State Sen. Kimberley Rosen (R-Hancock County) announced Tuesday that she will run for a third term in the Maine Senate, representing Maine Senate District 8. Prior to serving in the State Senate, Rosen served four terms representing the people of Bucksport and Orrington in the Maine House of Representatives. Rosen is the chairwoman

  • Hamilton sworn in, Blanchette elected City Council chairman

    Hamilton sworn in, Blanchette elected City Council chairman

    ELLSWORTH — The City Council welcomed its newest member Monday morning and elected a new chairman for the coming year. Dale Hamilton was sworn in by City Clerk Heidi Grindle after finishing second in a four-way race for two council seats last week. He beat out John Phillips, who finished a close third (Hamilton got

  • Hancock County Dems to meet Nov. 16

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018 election will be the topic of discussion at the November meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The discussion will review the Nov. 7, 2017, elections across the nation and in Maine and focus on the upcoming 2018 elections. The meeting also will feature a report about the recent legislative session

  • Winter Harbor elects Hemenway to Board of Selectmen

    Winter Harbor elects Hemenway to Board of Selectmen

    WINTER HARBOR — Voters chose Robert Hemenway to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Selectmen during Tuesday’s election. Garnering 67 percent of the vote, Hemenway beat challenger Herman Faulkingham for the position by a count of 124-60. The turnout in Winter Harbor was 42 percent. Hemenway, 45, said in an interview in October

  • Powell wins Castine selectman seat

    CASTINE — Software engineer Colin Powell won the open three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen with 145 votes in Tuesday’s election. This will be Powell’s first term as a selectman. His opponents, Patrick Haugen and Arthur Layton, garnered 94 and 84 votes, respectively. Temple Blackwood ran unopposed for his third three-year term as a

  • Stewart, Eastman win Town Council seats

    Stewart, Eastman win Town Council seats

    BUCKSPORT — The votes are in: Peter Stewart and Mark Eastman won the two open seats on Bucksport’s Town Council during Tuesday night’s election. Stewart, a former state trooper and head of campus safety at Maine Maritime Academy, garnered 620 votes to secure his second term as a town councilor. Mark Eastman, a Bucksport-based Realtor,

  • Surry voters prohibit retail marijuana operations

    Surry voters prohibit retail marijuana operations

    SURRY — Surry voters in a local referendum Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to prohibit all retail marijuana operations in the town. Surry has 1,314 registered voters, according to Town Clerk Angela Smith. A total of 558 ballots were cast Tuesday. That’s a turnout of 42 percent. In five separate ballot questions, residents voted to prohibit marijuana