Politics

  • 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

  • Mount Desert absentee ballots and drop box information

    Mount Desert absentee ballots and drop box information

    MOUNT DESERT — Absentee ballots and a secure ballot drop box for Mount Desert have arrived. You may request a ballot online at maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl, call 276-5531 to have a ballot mailed to you or visit the Town Office Meeting Room Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m.  For this election, the town clerk will open for absentee voting on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The town clerk will also conduct absentee voting at the

  • Three seek House 135 seat

    Three seek House 135 seat

    ELLSWORTH–Voters will get to choose from three new candidates this year to fill the District 135 seat in the Maine House of Representatives. The seat has been held by Brian Hubbell for the last eight years. Due to term limits, Hubbell is barred from running again. On Monday, the League of Women Voters hosted a

  • Langley, Luchini talk about pandemic, environment 

    Langley, Luchini talk about pandemic, environment 

    ELLSWORTH — Incumbent state Sen. Louie Luchini and former four-term senator Brian Langley exchanged views on the 2020 election’s hot-button issues in a virtual forum on Oct. 13. Former state senator and Bar Harbor Town Council member Jill Goldthwait served as moderator, with questions covering climate change, health care, renewable energy and restarting a state economy battered by COVID-19.   Both candidates are seasoned legislators, with Luchini,

  • Maine launches absentee ballot tracking system

    Maine launches absentee ballot tracking system

    By Scott Thistle, Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA— A new online tracking system will allow Maine voters to check the status of their absentee ballots.  “This tracker will give voters peace of mind knowing that their ballot is on its way, and later, that their ballot has been safely received and accepted by the municipal clerk,”

  • Candidates for House District 135 to meet in online forum 

    Candidates for House District 135 to meet in online forum 

    BAR HARBOR — Candidates for House District 135, which includes Bar Harbor, Lamoine and Mount Desert, will meet the public in an online Q&A forum via Zoom webinar on Monday, Oct. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. Joining the forum are District 135 House candidates Benjamin Meiklejohn (GI), Timothy Oh (R) and Lynne Williams (D). The forum will also

  • District 132 candidates met in online forum to share views

    District 132 candidates met in online forum to share views

    TRENTON— Candidates for House District 132 (Ellsworth and Trenton) shared their views on the pandemic, the opioid epidemic, the state budget, climate change and more on Tuesday evening at a forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Maine and The Ellsworth American.  Incumbent state Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) and City Councilor Michelle Renee Kaplan met virtually in

  • District 132 Candidates Night webinar set for Sept. 29

    District 132 Candidates Night webinar set for Sept. 29

    TRENTON — Candidates for House District 132 (Trenton and Ellsworth) will meet the public in an online Q&A forum via a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Joining the forum are District 132 House candidates Nicole Grohoski (D) and Michelle Kaplan (R). The forum will also livestream on Facebook at facebook.com/LWVME.