Politics

  • Candidate meetings scheduled in Orland

    ORLAND — A town hall meeting with Jared Golden is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery. Golden, a Democratic congressional candidate for Maine’s Second District, will speak with voters and answer questions at this event. Golden is currently assistant majority leader in Maine’s House of Representatives, representing

  • Maine House GOP candidates line up

    Maine House GOP candidates line up

    Part 2 of 2: The Republicans ELLSWORTH — Crocuses and songbirds aren’t the only ones poking their heads out with the warmer weather. Candidates are also up and singing — for votes. Come November, eight Democrats and eight Republicans will vie for 16 district seats in Hancock County. The June 12 primaries will largely be

  • Maine Supreme Court affirms ranked choice for June primaries

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that ranked choice voting (RCV) should be used in the June 12 primaries, issuing a key decision in a series of challenges to the new voting rules. At issue in the case was whether Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has the statutory ability to implement RCV according

  • Hancock County Dems meeting April 19

    ELLSWORTH — The Democratic leader in the Maine Senate, Troy Jackson, will be the featured guest at the April 19 monthly meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the theater room of the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Sen. Jackson will lead a discussion about how a

  • Deadline looming for write-in treasurer candidates

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County residents will not see any candidates for the office of county treasurer on the Nov. 6 ballot. Current Treasurer Janet Eldridge has said she would not seek another term. However, there is still a short window of time to be a write-in candidate on the ballot, according to Hancock County Commissioners

  • Ranked choice voting judged good to go

    Ranked choice voting judged good to go

    ELLSWORTH — A superior court judge ruled Tuesday that ranked choice voting (RCV) should continue as planned for the June primaries. Her ruling followed a court battle that began late last week. Just as state officials were ready to implement RCV, a new wrinkle announced by Secretary of State Matt Dunlap last Thursday cast doubt

  • Nathalie Arruda seeking District 131 House seat

    Nathalie Arruda seeking District 131 House seat

    ORLAND — Nathalie Arruda of Orland has announced her candidacy for the seat representing District 131 (Orland, Dedham, Otis, Penobscot, Verona Island, Prospect and Stockton Springs) in the Maine State Legislature. Arruda, a Democrat, is challenging incumbent state Rep. Karl Ward (R-Dedham), who is seeking a third term. Arruda, a 35-year-old mother of three and

  • Bar Harbor attorney to run for probate judge

    Bar Harbor attorney to run for probate judge

    BAR HARBOR — Attorney Lynne Williams intends to run for the office of Hancock County probate judge as a Democrat. The term of the current probate judge, William Blaisdell IV, is up in November. Blaisdell intends to seek another term, according to one his staff. Williams said she would like to make the guardianship process

  • Lockman to seek fourth term as District 137 rep

    Lockman to seek fourth term as District 137 rep

    ELLSWORTH — State Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst) has announced that he will be seeking re-election to his fourth term representing District 137 in the Maine House of Representatives. In making the announcement, Lockman had the following message for his constituents: “It is an honor to serve as the representative for the people of District 137.