Politics

  • Dr. Oh running for House 

    Dr. Oh running for House 

    BAR HARBOR – Local dentist Timothy Oh is running for the Maine House of Representatives in District 135 (Bar Harbor, Lamoine, Mount Desert), seeking civility and collaborative problem solving for the difficult times ahead. Active in the community for over a decade, Oh is seeking office for the first time, moved to action by the breakdown

  • Local lobsterman in spotlight at RNC 

    Local lobsterman in spotlight at RNC 

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many Americans were introduced to Swan’s Island, Maine, for the first time Tuesday night when fisherman Jason Joyce described it this way at the virtual Republican National Convention:  “I live on an island with 370 residents, and lobstering is how we provide for our families. Maine’s lobstermen are true environmentalists. We practice conservation every

  • Gideon visits Tremont’s solar array

    Gideon visits Tremont’s solar array

    TREMONT—For so long we have said, ‘this is their future,’ regarding children, U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon told a group gathered in front of the town’s solar array. “This is about our present and everything we do when our children begin learning how they have the ability to affect that change now.”  As part of her

  • Grohoski to host constituent coffee event  

    Grohoski to host constituent coffee event  

    ELLSWORTH—Rep. Nicole Grohoski will be holding a constituent coffee event in Ellsworth later this week. This event is an opportunity for constituents to drop by and discuss Maine’s coronavirus response, ask questions about policy making and share opinions on state matters.  Grohoski welcomes constituents to meet on Saturday, July 25, between 9:30–11 a.m. at the outdoor tables behind Flexit at 192

  • Hancock County Republicans meet 

    Hancock County Republicans meet 

    ELLSWORTH —The Hancock County Republican Committee will hold a greeting and gathering on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall.   “This will be the last HCRC gathering to meet the candidates running for the July 14 primary,” said Chairman Sandi Blanchette. “Everyone is welcome to attend.”    For information, email [email protected]  

  • Contested primary in Senate 7

    Contested primary in Senate 7

    ELLSWORTH — Two Republican businessmen and incumbent Democrat Louie Luchini are running for the state Senate seat representing District 7.  Brian Langley, owner of the Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth and a former educator and legislator, will face John Linnehan, who is president of Linnehan Homes and for years led local Christian ministries, in the Republican primary July 14.  The candidates fall on different ends of party ideology.

  • Meet the candidates running for Selectman

    Meet the candidates running for Selectman

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR–This year’s annual town meeting in Southwest Harbor, will take place on two different dates and all by secret ballot. On July 14, along with voting for the state primary, residents are also voting to elect two new members to the select board and whether to re-elect the two incumbents of the school committee

  • Legislature approves $76 million budget package geared toward pandemic

    Legislature approves $76 million budget package geared toward pandemic

    In rapid sequence, Legislature approves $76 million budget package geared toward pandemic  The measure includes $38 million more for Maine’s public schools, funding for coronavirus response and dozens of other new initiatives.    By Scott Thistle  Portland Press Herald    AUGUSTA — The Legislature approved a supplemental budget package worth about $76 million Tuesday, with funding

  • Grohoski Announces Candidacy for Re-election

    Grohoski Announces Candidacy for Re-election

    ELLSWORTH — Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) has announced that she is running for re-election to continue as Representative for House District 132 serving Ellsworth and Trenton. “I have been working hard in Augusta on behalf of our community, as I promised you I would in 2018. It is truly an honor to represent my hometown of