Articles by: Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Digital Media Strategist
Kate is the paper's Digital Media Strategist, responsible for all things social, and the occasional story too! She's a former reporter for the paper and can be reached at: [email protected]
  • Ballot question on ranked-choice voting explained

    Ballot question on ranked-choice voting explained

    ELLSWORTH — On June 12, apart from the Democratic and Republican primary elections, Ellsworth residents will weigh in on implementation of ranked-choice voting. RCV has been the subject of much consternation since Maine voters approved its implementation via referendum in 2016. In 2017, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued an advisory opinion that RCV was

  • Trash may go back to PERC in interim

    Trash may go back to PERC in interim

    ORONO — At an occasionally emotional meeting of the Municipal Review Committee on May 31, board members voted 7-2 to grant a temporary waiver allowing member towns to send their trash to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company. The waiver remains in effect while the Fiberight waste-to-biofuel facility in Hampden, the Municipal Review Committee’s new partner,

  • Workforce roundtable ponders solutions

    Workforce roundtable ponders solutions

    ELLSWORTH — Lawmakers, government officials and local business owners — those who were able to take a few hours off, anyway — convened at City Hall on Wednesday morning to discuss the ways employers are adapting to a tight labor market. Increased programming at career and technical centers, altering work permit requirements for minors, transportation,

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