Politics

  • City candidates forum is Oct. 22

    City candidates forum is Oct. 22

    ELLSWORTH — Five candidates running for three seats on the City Council will gather in a public forum Tuesday, Oct. 22, as part of the Heart of Ellsworth 2019 Community Conversations series. Meet the Candidates will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the former J&B Atlantic Building, 142 Main St., in downtown Ellsworth. The program

  • Lockman announces Senate run

    Lockman announces Senate run

    BREWER — Self-described outspoken conservative state Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-Bradley) on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Maine Senate District 8, which includes parts of Penobscot and Hancock counties, in 2020. Lockman made his announcement at a rally at Penobscot Cleaning Service in Brewer, which featured an appearance and endorsement from former Governor Paul R. LePage

  • Rosen announces run for fourth Senate term

    Rosen announces run for fourth Senate term

    BUCKSPORT — State Sen. Kimberley Rosen (R-Hancock County) announced her bid Tuesday to seek a fourth term in the Maine Senate. “As senator, my approach to public service is to always carefully study each issue and vote in the best interest of Maine and the people of Senate District 8,” Rosen stated in a press

  • Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    AUGUSTA — On May 30, the Maine Senate unanimously supported legislation introduced by Sen. Louie Luchini (D-Hancock County) aimed at protecting tenants from sexual harassment by their landlord or their landlord’s agent. “Sexual harassment is prevalent in housing in Maine, particularly for low-income tenants, who are the most vulnerable,” Luchini said. “This bill states clearly

  • More Maine women are running for office at every level

    More Maine women are running for office at every level

    ELLSWORTH — In last fall’s midterm elections, voters elected women in record numbers at the state and national level. Women now make up 38 percent of the Maine Legislature (one of the highest percentages in the nation) and half of the state’s congressional delegation, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers

  • Hancock County Dems meeting March 21

    ELLSWORTH — The March meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee will focus on the refugee crisis in Central America, the roots in past U. S. policy and actions, and the resulting push for asylum. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Theater Room of the Moore Center on

  • New budget proposal includes $1 million for Maine’s bicentennial celebration

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s Bicentennial Commission could receive a significant increase in state funding under Governor Janet Mills’ new supplemental budget proposal. That spending plan, which is intended to run through June of this year while the Legislature debates her proposed $8-billion biennial budget, includes $1 million to help fund the upcoming celebration of Maine’s statehood.