Politics

  • Winter Harbor Selectman running for State House

    Winter Harbor Selectman running for State House

    WINTER HARBOR — Kylie Bragdon, a selectman in Winter Harbor who was voted onto the board in June, has announced she’ll be running for the Maine State House of Representatives in District 136. The district includes Winter Harbor and much of the Schoodic Peninsula. She’ll be running as a Democrat. The seat is currently held

  • Former millworker testifies at Senate hearing

    Former millworker testifies at Senate hearing

    ORLAND — At a special U.S. Senate hearing last week, senators and citizens from across the country heard the story of Ralph Jellison, an Orland resident who lost his job when the Verso paper mill closed in Bucksport in 2014. “My life was turned upside down when I was 52 years old,” said Jellison, who

  • Democratic candidates for Congressional District 2 speak in Orland

    Democratic candidates for Congressional District 2 speak in Orland

    ORLAND — Four men who hope to represent Maine’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives gathered at the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery on Dec. 7 to answer questions from their potential future constituents. However, most of the questions asked in the hatchery’s crowded theatre did not have to do with the

  • Democratic candidates for Congress to meet in Orland

    ORLAND — All five announced Democratic candidates for Maine’s Second District seat in Congress will join a panel on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland, to talk about their policies, approaches to government, reasons for running and chances for winning. The event, “Empowering

  • Blue Hill town treasurer resigns

    Blue Hill town treasurer resigns

    BLUE HILL — Town of Blue Hill Treasurer Jody Murphy resigned effective Nov. 16, Blue Hill Selectman Jim Schatz said Friday. Murphy tendered her resignation letter three days after a hearing involving the Board of Selectmen, Murphy, town attorney Diane O’Connell and Murphy’s attorney, John K. Hamer of the Bangor firm Rudman Winchell. In a

  • Candidate St. Clair to visit Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Democratic Congressional District 2 candidate Lucas St. Clair will speak about his platform at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. St. Clair also will answer questions from the audience.

  • Legislation would clear mudflats for wormers and clammers

    Legislation would clear mudflats for wormers and clammers

    ELLSWORTH — In the topsy-turvy atmosphere of the nation’s capital, Maine’s congressional delegation displayed an almost unique bicameral, bipartisan unity introducing substantially identical legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to preserve the rights of clammers and wormers to ply their fisheries on the intertidal flats off the shore of Acadia National Park. Last

  • Sen. Kimberley Rosen to seek re-election in Senate District 8

    Sen. Kimberley Rosen to seek re-election in Senate District 8

    BUCKSPORT — State Sen. Kimberley Rosen (R-Hancock County) announced Tuesday that she will run for a third term in the Maine Senate, representing Maine Senate District 8. Prior to serving in the State Senate, Rosen served four terms representing the people of Bucksport and Orrington in the Maine House of Representatives. Rosen is the chairwoman