Politics

  • Bar Harbor deer hunt is rejected

    Bar Harbor deer hunt is rejected

    BAR HARBOR — A proposed plan that would have opened the town to deer hunting for the first time since the early 1930s was shot down at the polls Tuesday. By a vote of 1,371 to 1,175, residents here followed the warrant committee’s recommendation and voted against the deer management plan. Under the proposal, areas

  • College to stay neutral

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic (COA) officials this week announced that the school has no official position on the deer management plan that local voters will face at the polls on Nov. 4. “While faculty and students have worked closely with, and hope to continue to work closely with, the National Park Service

  • Bonds would aid area labs

    Bonds would aid area labs

    BAR HARBOR — A total of $13 million from two proposed bond issues on the November ballot would go towards major expansion at the area’s scientific labs. If passed by Maine voters next week, Question 4 would send $10 million in state funds to The Jackson Laboratory, and Question 3 would send $3 million to

  • Food pantry help, fishing, houseboats on the warrant

    Food pantry help, fishing, houseboats on the warrant

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Voters here on Nov. 4 will decide whether to prohibit houseboats from mooring in the town’s coastal waters, allow fishing from town piers and authorize a donation of $1,000 from the town’s thrift shop at the transfer station to the Westside Food Pantry. At a public hearing on the warrant articles earlier

  • Cutler staying in governor’s race

    Cutler staying in governor’s race

    ELLSWORTH — Just one week before the Nov. 4 election and despite polls showing he is trailing, independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler said Wednesday he is not stepping down from the race. According to the Portland Press Herald, Cutler Wednesday urged voters to stand strong amid the “politics of fear gripping this election.” “I’m a

  • DA candidates square off

    DA candidates square off

    BAR HARBOR — The Democrat and Republican candidates for Hancock and Washington county District Attorney squared off in a debate at the YWCA of Mount Desert Island here Monday evening.

  • Candidate nights set at YWCA

    BAR HARBOR — Two candidates nights have been scheduled to help inform the public in advance of upcoming elections for Hancock County District Attorney and the Maine House. Both events will take place at the YWCA Mount Desert Island on Mount Desert Street.

  • Bear ads spur lawsuit

    PORTLAND — The group pushing for a ban on hunting black bears over bait, with traps or with hounds has filed a lawsuit alleging the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) is illegally using taxpayer money to conduct a coordinated political campaign in opposition to Question 1.

  • Brewers’ cries heard, regs revised

    Brewers’ cries heard, regs revised

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Proposed regulations that would have adversely affected the way local craft beer breweries deal with their spent grain will be revised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins announced this week.