Politics

  • State rep to meet with constituents

    State rep to meet with constituents

    ELLSWORTH — State Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) will host monthly “Coffee with Constituents” events at Flexit Cafe at 192 Main St. in Ellsworth. Dates currently scheduled are Jan. 19 from 8-10 a.m. and Feb. 9 and March 16 from 9-11 a.m. People from the communities of Ellsworth and Trenton are welcome to come talk with

  • Local legislators receive committee assignments

    ELLSWORTH — House Speaker Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) has appointed Hancock County’s state representatives to policy committees for the 129th Legislature. Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) will serve on the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. Her district includes Ellsworth and Trenton. “This legislative session offers an opportunity to make incredible gains for Maine people,” Grohoski said.

  • Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

    Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

    AUGUSTA — Revelers celebrating the inauguration of Janet Mills can toast the governor-elect with a signature cocktail featuring blueberries grown in Penobscot. “The Governor Janet,” made with prosecco and fruit from the Blue Hill Berry Co., is one of many Maine-made foods on the menu for the inauguration celebration to be held from 7-10 p.m.

  • Poliquin drops election challenge

    Poliquin drops election challenge

    ELLSWORTH — With little hope for victory in his legal battle against ranked choice voting, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R- Maine) announced on Christmas Eve that he’s dropped his challenge. Poliquin, still decrying the “rank voting black box computer algorithm,” maintained his believe that ranked choice voting was unconstitutional. But in a statement released to

  • Acadia to remain open without visitor services during shutdown

    Acadia to remain open without visitor services during shutdown

    BAR HARBOR – During the federal government shutdown, Acadia and other national parks will remain open with limited services. During the shutdown, the National Park Service will not provide visitor services at Acadia, including public information, restrooms and trash collection. No facilities and roads maintenance (including plowing) will be conducted. Park rangers will be patrolling

  • Court of Appeals rebuffs Poliquin

    Court of Appeals rebuffs Poliquin

    ELLSWORTH — Victory in the legal system remains out of reach for Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin. His appeal for an injunction to prevent certifying the results of the November election for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District was denied Friday afternoon by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. As reported in the Portland Press Herald,

  • Final cost of CD2 recount released

    Final cost of CD2 recount released

    ELLSWORTH — Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s legal challenge to the ranked choice voting process is still winding its way through a U.S. Court of Appeals, but on Thursday, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap released the total cost of the recount for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race. The final cost of the recount was $14,560.52. Having already