Elections 2020

  • Bar Harbor voters pass almost all charter modifications

    Bar Harbor voters pass almost all charter modifications

    BAR HARBOR — On Nov. 3, Bar Harbor residents not only cast ballots for state and local officials but they also voted on a series of articles regarding modifications to the town charter.   Overall, the heavily Democratic-leaning town voted as expected, with Joe Biden leading the town votes with a total of 2,678, nearly 2,000 more than President Donald Trump’s 804. Citizens cast 1,035 votes for Sen. Susan Collins, less

  • Luchini holds on to senate seat

    Luchini holds on to senate seat

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — In a Senate District 7 race featuring two Ellsworth candidates, Democratic incumbent Louie Luchini comfortably held onto his seat over former Republican state senator Brian Langley in his bid to return to Augusta. With nearly 97 percent of precincts reporting, Luchini received 54.6 percent of the votes cast, 13,950, while Langley received 45.4 percent for a total of 11,595. The district includes 28 municipalities in Hancock County, including Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert, Tremont, Trenton and Swan’s Island.   “I’m certainly

  • Grohoski wins House race

    Grohoski wins House race

    TRENTON — The 132nd District race to represent Ellsworth and Trenton returned one-term Democratic incumbent Nicole Grohoski to the House, after she won 55 percent of the votes cast, 3,061, in defeating Republican challenger Michelle Kaplan, who received 45 percent, or 2,497. Grohoksi swept both towns, winning 2,521 to 2,076 in Ellsworth and 540-421 in Trenton.

  • Residents vote to allow marijuana businesses 

    Residents vote to allow marijuana businesses 

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — At the polls on Tuesday, voters chose to allow marijuana businesses to operate in the town.  All local ballot questions passed handily in one of the largest voter turnouts the town has seen in recent history. Whether or not to adopt the town’s proposed Marijuana Ordinance, as a vote to opt in, won with 654 votes

  • Williams wins House 135 race

    Williams wins House 135 race

    BAR HARBOR—Voters in Bar Harbor, Lamoine and Mount Desert favored Democrat Lynne Williams by a wide margin in a three-way race for the House of Representative’s District 135 seat.  Williams beat out her nearest opponent, Republican Timothy Oh, almost 2–1 in the heavily Democratic district during the General Election on Nov. 3. Williams will replace Brian Hubbell who, having served since

  • Paradis claims commission seat  

    Paradis claims commission seat  

    BAR HARBOR — Two open seats on the Hancock County Commissioners board resulted in two contested races this year. The results are in, with Republican Paul Paradis of Bar Harbor winning in District 3 and incumbent Republican Bill Clark of Ellsworth re–elected to his District 1 seat.  In District 1, Clark defeated Democratic challenger Rebecca Wentworth of Blue Hill with 6,568 votes to Wentworth’s 4,841.  “I’m

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