Politics

  • Grohoski elected to District 132 seat

    Grohoski elected to District 132 seat

    ELLSWORTH — Democrat Nicole Grohoski was elected Tuesday to represent District 132 in the state House of Representatives. Grohoski received 2,377 votes to Republican Mark Remick’s 2,013, according to preliminary results. The seat is currently held by Rep. Louie Luchini (D-Ellsworth), who is term-limited. Luchini, a candidate for State Senate District 7, was leading in

  • Hancock County GOP meeting Nov. 8

    ELLSWORTH — The November meeting of the Hancock County Republicans will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Ellsworth City Hall. As per the group’s bylaws, it must elect officers at this meeting. The offices of chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer and finance chairs will be voted on. Interested candidates should call

  • City Council candidates pledge to dive into issues

    City Council candidates pledge to dive into issues

    ELLSWORTH — Candidates running for City Council were somewhat short on solutions for challenges facing Ellsworth during a forum on Wednesday evening in the former J&B Atlantic Building, although all agreed they would delve into the issues if elected. At an event hosted by Heart of Ellsworth and moderated by American Managing Editor Stephen Fay,

  • Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey took his campaign to Hancock County Monday. The 30-year-old Republican state senator from Auburn seeks to unseat Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). Brakey toured the area speaking with residents on his message of “better jobs, better health care, more freedom and less D.C. meddling in our lives.” His trip

  • Council candidates forum Oct. 24

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates running for two seats on City Council will gather in a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, as part of the Heart of Ellsworth 2018 Community Conversations series. The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the former JB Atlantic Building, 142 Main St. in downtown Ellsworth. The program is

  • Candidate forum in Ellsworth Oct. 22

    ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters of Maine-Downeast is sponsoring a candidate forum for Ellsworth area legislative candidates at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth on Monday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. District 132 House candidates Nicole Grohoski, Democrat, and Mark Remick, Republican, will start the forum at 6:30. Then District 7

  • Ranked choice voting program Oct. 24

    ORLAND — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the League of Women Voters will present a program on understanding ranked choice voting. The program will take place in the Orland Community Center conference room at 6 p.m. All area residents who want a clearer understanding of ranked choice voting are invited to attend. Ranked choice voting will

  • City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ellsworth City Council this year, seeking to replace councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite, neither of whom is seeking re-election. Three of the four candidates have never held elected office, while one, John Phillips, is deeply familiar with the council, having served as a