Politics

  • 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

  • Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event

    ELLSWORTH — Donald Trump Jr. will host an event on behalf of his father’s presidential campaign next week in Holden. He will appear at the “Make America Great Again” rally at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Maine Military Supply. Doors open at 5 p.m. Another of Trump’s sons, Eric Trump, headlined a rally in

  • Bucksport councilors seek reelection

    Bucksport councilors seek reelection

    BUCKSPORT — Residents will see familiar names on the local ballot for the Nov. 3 election. The terms of both Town Council Chairman Peter Stewart and Councilor Mark Eastman are expiring and both are seeking re-election to three-year terms on the board, according to Bucksport Town Clerk Jacob Gran. Also, the term of Regional School

  • Oh running for House District 135

    Oh running for House District 135

    BAR HARBOR — Local dentist Dr. Timothy Oh is running for the Maine House of Representatives in District 135 (Bar Harbor, Lamoine, Mount Desert). Oh, who is running as a Republican, says he is “seeking civility and collaborative problem solving for the difficult times ahead.” Active in the community for over a decade, Oh is

  • Absentee ballot requests and confusion on the rise

    Absentee ballot requests and confusion on the rise

    ELLSWORTH — Requests for absentee ballots have come fast and furious in recent weeks, and so has the confusion around absentee voting. “People are thinking that they’re already getting the ballot, that we’re going to mail one right then,” said City Clerk Heidi-Noël Grindle. “We’re not even going to have them until Oct. 2. We

  • Gouldsboro gears up for outdoor Town Meeting

    GOULDSBORO — A few clouds, light winds from the west and a low of 57 degrees F are predicted for next Wednesday evening, Aug. 26, when the moderator will call to order this coastal community’s first outdoor Town Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. outside the Recreation Center off the Pond Road. Townspeople

  • Senate 8 recount confirms Rosen’s primary win

    Senate 8 recount confirms Rosen’s primary win

    AUGUSTA — A recount Thursday of ballots cast in the July 14 Republican primary race for State Senate District 8 confirmed incumbent Kimberley Rosen’s victory by a slim margin. The final recount tabulation shows 2,082 votes for Rosen and 2,030 for Lawrence Lockman, according to Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. Rosen will appear on the