Politics

  • Sen. Angus King tours the territory on his Harley

    Sen. Angus King tours the territory on his Harley

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) burrrrrooomboomboomed into Ellsworth Sunday morning on Day 3 of his more-or-less annual cross-country motorcycle mission to meet Mainers where they live. Accompanied by four of his biker pals, he’d broken bread the night before at the East Orrington Congregational Church’s bean supper. Earlier Saturday, King & Co. broke

  • Poliquin explores nursing facility issues

    Poliquin explores nursing facility issues

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) was in town Aug. 10 to explore issues facing nursing facilities in the state. Poliquin met with Ken Huhn, administrator at Seaport Village Healthcare. Huhn had invited Poliquin, who is in the midst of a re-election bid for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. “Let me put my arms around

  • Collins’ staff to visit Cherryfield

    CHERRYFIELD — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has announced that staff from her Bangor Constituent Service Center will hold local office hours in Cherryfield on Friday, Aug. 10. The meetings will take place at the Cherryfield Public Library at 35 Main St. from 2-4 p.m. A staff member will be available to provide assistance with

  • Advocates blast proficiency-based standards rollback

    Advocates blast proficiency-based standards rollback

    ELLSWORTH — One recent summer morning, state Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County) was on his way to pick up lobsters for the restaurant he co-owns with his wife on the Union River. But his mind wasn’t on crustaceans. “You reached me at a good time,” Langley said. “I’ve been really worked up about this.” The

  • Hancock County GOP meeting Aug. 9

    BROOKLIN — The Aug. 9 meeting of the Hancock County Republicans will be a potluck/cookout at the Atlantic Boat Co., 355 Flye Point Road in Brooklin, at 6 p.m. Please bring something to share. There will be a grill available and plenty of parking. The cottage is the “Winch House.” Go down the driveway, bear

  • American columnist Ott to speak Aug. 16 in city

    American columnist Ott to speak Aug. 16 in city

    ELLSWORTH — Marvin Ott, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution and a longtime foreign policy columnist for The Ellsworth American, will give his third annual summer presentation Aug. 16 in Ellsworth. The title of this year’s lecture is “America Alone.” Ott will speak at 1 p.m. at the Hancock County

  • Collins, King, Poliquin call for rollback of newsprint tariffs

    Collins, King, Poliquin call for rollback of newsprint tariffs

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) were among lawmakers who testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday in opposition to tariffs imposed by the Commerce Department that have caused the price of newsprint to rise over 20 percent in recent months. “The

  • Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    ELLSWORTH — Whatever one thinks of the political scene in Washington, Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration would impose new tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese imports had to come as bad news to Maine’s lobster industry. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that China’s government said it would respond if those

  • Nicole Grohoski declares candidacy for Maine House

    Nicole Grohoski declares candidacy for Maine House

    ELLSWORTH — Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth has announced that she is running as a Democrat for the Maine House District 132 seat, representing Ellsworth and Trenton. Grohoski, 35, grew up in Ellsworth and is a cartographer. She is a member of the Ellsworth Green Plan, volunteers as a Maine master naturalist instructor and does trail