Candidate caught moving opponent’s sign


BAR HARBOR — One of the five candidates for two open seats on the Bar Harbor Town Council, was reportedly caught moving another candidate’s campaign sign Saturday, eleven days before the vote in next week’s elections.

Nicholas MacCulloch, 23, was summonsed on a charge of unlawful removal of political signs, a civil violation, after a police officer reportedly saw him pick up a “Nate Young for Town Council” sign on the grass triangle at the corner of Eden Street and West Street around 7 p.m.

MacCullouch later apologized to Young, according to reports, and said he was not trying to damage the sign, only to move it so he would not see it on his way to work.

Voting will be held June 14 at the municipal building for open Town Council and School Board seats and on several amendments to the land use ordinance. Candidates for Town Council include Matthew Hochman, Peter Liscomb, MacCulloch, incumbent Paul Paradis and former Police Chief Nathan Young.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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