Politics

  • Hundreds of supporters show up for Trump Jr. rally in Holden

    Hundreds of supporters show up for Trump Jr. rally in Holden

    HOLDEN — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald J. Trump turned out to hear his son, Donald Trump Jr., speak at a rally Wednesday evening at Maine Military Supply in Holden. Trump Jr. listed a few of his father’s accomplishments and said people never hear about them because journalists reporting the facts are now “activists.”

  • Sept. 22 was National Voter Registration Day

    Sept. 22 was National Voter Registration Day

    AUGUSTA — National Voter Registration Day seeks to increase civic participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and then turn out to vote in record numbers this year. As a non-partisan national holiday, National Voter Registration Day counts on thousands of partners and volunteers across the political spectrum. Started in 2012, National Voter Registration

  • Dr. Oh running for House 

    Dr. Oh running for House 

    BAR HARBOR –  Local dentist Timothy Oh is running as a Republican 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

  • 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