Politics

  • State rep to meet constituents Feb. 9

    ELLSWORTH — State Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) will hold her next “Coffee with Constituents” event on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9-11 a.m. at Flexit Café, 192 Main St. in Ellsworth. People from the communities of Ellsworth and Trenton are welcome to come talk with Grohoski about topics of interest to them. The first 10 constituents

  • Marine Resources Committee open for business, sets Keliher confirmation hearing

    AUGUSTA — It’s a busy time for Maine’s newly organized 129th Legislature, with a new governor in the Blaine House, new committee chairs and nearly a thousand bills already filed for consideration, many of them sure to provoke controversy. The Marine Resources Committee has new co-chairs, Sen. Dave Miramant (D-Knox County) and Rep. Joyce McCreight

  • Lincoln Day event at Ellsworth VFW

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans invite the public to attend a Lincoln Day celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth VFW Hall. There will be a potluck dinner and a dessert competition as well as entertainment by Joe Marshall. The guest speaker for the evening is former U.S. Rep. Bruce

  • Hancock County Dems meeting Jan. 17

    ELLSWORTH — The focus of the January meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee is preparation for the 2019 and 2020 election cycle. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Theater Room of the Moore Center on State Street in Ellsworth. The agenda will include a report on the

  • 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