• 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

  • Candidate meet and eat event Thursday

    ORLAND — A meet and eat event with local Democratic candidates in the Nov. 6 election will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Orland Community Center. The center is located on School House Road off Route 1. Dinner will include pizza and locally crafted beer (for ages 21 and over

  • DA’s race turns testy in dispute over hiring

    DA’s race turns testy in dispute over hiring

    ELLSWORTH — Waters in the race for district attorney have been roiling this week. In an email to Hancock County Commissioners on Sept. 18, candidate Steve Juskewitch made the first splash, asking commissioners to delay hiring an administrative assistant/legal secretary until after the election on Nov. 6. District Attorney Matt Foster took to Facebook to

  • Candidate forum in Orland Oct. 15

    ORLAND — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Maine/Downeast will sponsor a Maine House and Senate candidate forum at the Orland Community Center on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will feature local candidates for Maine House districts 130 (Bucksport-Orrington) and 131 (Orland, Penobscot, Dedham, Stockton Springs, Otis, Prospect and Verona Island)

  • Hancock County rep’s flyer stirs controversy

    Hancock County rep’s flyer stirs controversy

    ELLSWORTH — A flyer distributed by a group run by state Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst) created controversy when it arrived in the mailboxes of residents in several districts across the state last week, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald. The mailer, from the Maine First Project, accuses Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham) of

  • Hancock County GOP meeting Sept. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at Ellsworth City Hall. The group will host a mystery candidate that evening and also will elect a vice chairman. This is an open meeting and all are invited. For more information, email [email protected]

  • Dunlap addresses Ellsworth Rotary Club

    Dunlap addresses Ellsworth Rotary Club

    ELLSWORTH — Real ID implementation and election security were among the topics that Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap touched on in addressing members of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth this week. “I’m not a Rotarian, they actually have high standards in Old Town,” Dunlap said jokingly, before thanking the group for letting him speak.

  • Sen. Rosen to visit Orland meeting on speeding

    ORLAND — State Sen. Kim Rosen (R-Hancock County) will join Castine Road neighbors concerned about speeding drivers on Route 166 and 166A at a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Orland Community Center. This will be the fourth meeting to discuss possible local action. The group has met with Hancock County