Politics

  • 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

  • Wilbur wins primary for register of probate

    Wilbur wins primary for register of probate

    ELLSWORTH — Newcomer Juliette Wilbur won the Republican primary race for Hancock County register of probate Tuesday, beating out Deputy Probate Clerk Velma Jordan. Wilbur took 2,625 votes to Jordan’s 2,297, according to preliminary results. That’s a difference of 328 votes. In the city of Ellsworth, where Wilbur resides, she took 445 votes to Jordan’s

  • Langley, Rosen, Uhlenhake lead Maine State Senate primaries

    Langley, Rosen, Uhlenhake lead Maine State Senate primaries

    ELLSWORTH — Two Maine State Senate candidates cruised to decisive contested primary wins Tuesday night as another appeared set for a tight victory against a new challenger. Republican Brian Langley of Ellsworth and Democrat Bev Uhlenhake of Brewer advanced to the general election with comfortable wins in their District 7 and District 8 primaries, respectively.

  • McDonald wins House 134 Democratic primary

    McDonald wins House 134 Democratic primary

    STONINGTON — Incumbent Genevieve McDonald of Stonington won the Democratic primary in House District 134 by a wide margin Tuesday. McDonald took 1,246 votes to challenger Julie Eaton’s 414. District 134 represents the towns of Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Stonington, Deer Isle, Cranberry Isles, Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut, North Haven and the Marshall