Politics

  • Rep. Grohoski invites constituents for coffee

    Rep. Grohoski invites constituents for coffee

    ELLSWORTH — Newly elected state Rep. Nicole Grohoski is hosting monthly “Coffee with Constituents” at Flexit Cafe at 192 Main St. in Ellsworth. Dates currently scheduled are Jan. 19 from 8-10 a.m. and Feb. 9 from 9-11 a.m. People from her district — the communities of Ellsworth and Trenton — are welcome to come talk

  • ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    TREMONT — When the Maine Department of Transportation was working on plans to rebuild the Clark Bridge in Tremont, residents requested that a particular Siberian elm tree near the bridge be protected from damage during the work. Several people have voiced concerns that the construction crew is not adhering to residents’ wishes and the tree’s health

  • Maine fisheries groups support DMR Commissioner Keliher

    Maine fisheries groups support DMR Commissioner Keliher

    ELLSWORTH — Who says miracles don’t happen? In what must be a first in modern history, virtually every commercial fishing organization in Maine joined together to urge Governor-elect Janet Mills to keep Patrick Keliher on the job as commissioner of Marine Resources after she takes office in January. First reported in the Maine Lobstermen’s Association’s

  • Recount affirms Blaisdell’s victory in Probate Judge race

    ELLSWORTH — Incumbent Republican candidate William B. Blaisdell IV has been confirmed as the winner of the Hancock County judge of probate race, based on the results of a ballot recount, according to Secretary of State Matt Dunlap. Blaidsell’s margin of victory narrowed from 57 votes, in the unofficial preliminary results following the election, to 25

  • Poliquin requests recount, raises idea of a new election

    Poliquin requests recount, raises idea of a new election

    ELLSWORTH — Attorneys for U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) have asked a federal judge to order a new election for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District even if the ranked choice voting system used to settle the election is found to be in compliance with the Constitution. The motion was filed late Tuesday night in Bangor, and

  • Recount scheduled in probate judge race

    Recount scheduled in probate judge race

    ELLSWORTH — One of a number of close contests in the Nov. 6 election was the race for Hancock County probate judge, which was decided by a tight margin. Republican Judge William Blaisdell IV won re-election with 13,903 votes while Democrat Lynne Williams, a Bar Harbor attorney, received 13,668. That’s a difference of 235 votes.

  • County treasurer race result remains uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • County treasurer race results uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • Foster, Blaisdell win

    ELLSWORTH — Republican incumbent Matt Foster appears to have won another four-year term as District 7 district attorney as of press time. In Hancock County, Foster took 13,956 votes. His challenger, Ellsworth attorney Steve Juskewitch, received 12,772. In Washington County, Foster had a solid lead as of press time with 4,961 votes to Juskewitch’s 3,526,