• 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,

  • 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