Bar Harbor voters picked two town council members and ruled on a long list of zoning changes during town meeting balloting on Tuesday.

Bar Harbor elects two to Town Council



BAR HARBOR – Local voters elected two people to open seats on the Town Council here and approved a long list of proposed zoning changes during annual town meeting balloting on Tuesday.

Fresh face Matt Hochman received the most votes in the five-way race for a pair of open seats. His total was 527. Incumbent Paul Paradis, the current town council chairman, got the second highest total at 445. They were declared elected.

Peter Liscomb racked up a total of 380 votes.

Former police chief Nate Young who currently has an active lawsuit against the town seeking his job back, got 293.

Nic MacCulloch’s total was 161.

In the only other contest race, the Democratic Primary to see who will face off against incumbent state senator Brian Langley of Ellsworth in November, former legislator Ted Koffmann of Bar Harbor got 356 votes to 165 for Moira O’Neill of Surry.

All proposed zoning changes on the ballot passed, most by wide margins.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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