Politics

  • Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey took his campaign to Hancock County Monday. The 30-year-old Republican state senator from Auburn seeks to unseat Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). Brakey toured the area speaking with residents on his message of “better jobs, better health care, more freedom and less D.C. meddling in our lives.” His trip

  • Council candidates forum Oct. 24

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates running for two seats on City Council will gather in a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, as part of the Heart of Ellsworth 2018 Community Conversations series. The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the former JB Atlantic Building, 142 Main St. in downtown Ellsworth. The program is

  • Candidate forum in Ellsworth Oct. 22

    ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters of Maine-Downeast is sponsoring a candidate forum for Ellsworth area legislative candidates at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth on Monday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. District 132 House candidates Nicole Grohoski, Democrat, and Mark Remick, Republican, will start the forum at 6:30. Then District 7

  • Ranked choice voting program Oct. 24

    ORLAND — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the League of Women Voters will present a program on understanding ranked choice voting. The program will take place in the Orland Community Center conference room at 6 p.m. All area residents who want a clearer understanding of ranked choice voting are invited to attend. Ranked choice voting will

  • City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ellsworth City Council this year, seeking to replace councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite, neither of whom is seeking re-election. Three of the four candidates have never held elected office, while one, John Phillips, is deeply familiar with the council, having served as a

  • Seeking re-election, Sheriff Kane cites unfinished business

    Seeking re-election, Sheriff Kane cites unfinished business

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane says he still has things to do. So, the 63-year-old Republican is running uncontested for a second four-year term as sheriff. Kane’s current term expires Dec. 31. “I still enjoy what I do,” Kane said. In Kane’s first term, the department received its first police dog, Finn, which

  • Hancock County GOP meeting Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the group’s headquarters at the Maine Coast Mall (in the former Radio Shack store). The guest speaker will be Newell Augur, who will discuss referendum Question 1. This is an open meeting for anyone who wants to learn

  • Mills to attend local Dems meeting

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Attorney General and candidate for governor Janet Mills will be the featured guest at the October meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the theater room of the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The agenda also will include the Democratic

  • Legislative candidate forums scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters of Maine-Downeast is sponsoring four moderated candidate forums for state legislative races in preparation for the Nov. 6 general election. The public is invited to come and hear candidates discuss political issues important to Maine. The candidates also will respond to written questions from the audience. Each forum

  • Candidate forum in Blue Hill Oct. 9

    BLUE HILL — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters Maine/Downeast is hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library Performance Hall. This forum will feature candidates for Maine House District 133 (Republican Nancy Colwell and Democrat Sarah Pebworth) and Maine Senate District 7 (Democrat Louie Luchini