Politics

  • McDonald wins District 134

    McDonald wins District 134

    STONINGTON — Commercial lobsterman and new mom Genevieve McDonald (D) has defeated Philip Brady (R) for the District 134 seat in the House of Representatives. Walter Kumiega (D) currently holds the seat. “I’m excited to get to work,” McDonald said from Route 1 as she headed home on Wednesday. “I’m excited to serve under Maine’s

  • Luchini, Hubbell, McDonald win

    Luchini, Hubbell, McDonald win

    BAR HARBOR — Maine Democrats rode their own statewide blue wave to control of the 35-seat state Senate and 151-seat House Tuesday night. Turnout was very strong in every town in the Islander’s coverage area, exceeding the 2014 midterm elections, with 68 percent of the area’s 12,929 registered voters casting ballots. Clerks also reported a

  • Grohoski elected to District 132 seat

    Grohoski elected to District 132 seat

    ELLSWORTH — Democrat Nicole Grohoski was elected Tuesday to represent District 132 in the state House of Representatives. Grohoski received 2,377 votes to Republican Mark Remick’s 2,013, according to preliminary results. The seat is currently held by Rep. Louie Luchini (D-Ellsworth), who is term-limited. Luchini, a candidate for State Senate District 7, was leading in

  • Republicans to meet

    Republicans to meet

    ELLSWORTH — The November meeting of the Hancock Republicans is set for Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Ellsworth City Hall. At the meeting the vote will elect officers including chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer and finance chair. Chairman Sandi Blanchette asks anyone interested in being an officer, or planning to vote by proxy, to

  • Candidate event

    Candidate event

    TREMONT — A meet and greet with Genevieve McDonald, Democratic candidate for State Representative is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 to 11:30 am at Thurston’s Lobster Pound. McDonald, who lives in Stonington, is a lobsterman and substitute teacher. She is running for the district currently represented by Walter Kumeiga that includes Tremont, Southwest Harbor,

  • Candidate  forum

    Candidate forum

    MOUNT DESERT —The non-partisan League of Women Voters of Maine/Downeast will sponsor a candidate forum at the Somesville fire house on Tuesday, Oct. 16th at 6:00 p.m. featuring local candidates for Maine House District 134 and Maine Senate District 7. House candidates (Phil Brady, Republican) and (Genevieve McDonald, Democrat) as well as Senate candidates (Louis

  • Luchini to speak  at Indivisible MDI

    Luchini to speak at Indivisible MDI

      BAR HARBOR — Indivisible MDI will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 19, at 6:30 PM at the YWCA on Mount Desert Street, in Bar Harbor. Special guest Louie Luchini, candidate for Maine Senate District 7, will introduce himself and entertain questions. Esther Pew, organizer for the Maine People’s Alliance, will also be

  • ‘Yes’ votes on Main Street project might have no effect

    ‘Yes’ votes on Main Street project might have no effect

    MOUNT DESERT — Regardless of how residents vote on two warrant articles at the special town meeting Monday, Sept. 10, it is likely that Northeast Harbor’s Main Street redevelopment project will go ahead essentially as planned and as approved by voters at the May 8 regular town meeting. That is because the Board of Selectmen